Topic: Eastern Cherokee

Condition of the North Carolina Indians in 1890

The statistics and condition of the Indians given in the present bulletin, as provided in the census law of March 1, 1889, show the status of the Eastern Band of Cherokees of North Carolina, with incidental mention of the Eastern Cherokees. These Indians are taxed, have developed into good citizens of the United States, and vote in North Carolina. They are almost entirely self-supporting, receiving only a small allowance from the United States for educational purposes. A few mechanics are found among them, but their chief occupations are farming, lumbering, and day labor. They are a moral, law-abiding, and...

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Soldiers of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

The following are the surviving union soldiers of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina. The names are correct, but the spelling may differ from that on the muster roll. John Going Welch Thomas Otter James Otter John Brown Owkwataga Mason Ratley Steve Johnson John Taylor John Canott John Igotpa David Patridge James Walkingstick Thomas Canott all of Company D, Third regiment North Carolina mounted infantry; R. B. Smith, company and regiment unknown. The following are the surviving widows of union soldiers: Nancy Brown, widow of Benj. Brown; no children. Ah-nu-yo-hi Walker, widow of John Walker; 1 child under 16 years of age; married since death of soldier, but her husband is dead. Web-it-sail, widow of Thomas Oo-lay-i-way; no children. Stacy Taylor, widow of George Kanot; had 3 children by Kanot, all under 16 years of age; remarried since death of soldier. Nancy Mumblehead, widow; no children; is drawing a pension. The following are the surviving confederate soldiers, those marked with a * indicating those who afterward entered the federal service: Company A, Sixty-ninth North Carolina Regiment- Peter Greybeard, Iyo-ha-ne (Swimmer Fox), Swa-tah (Smite Owl), Toy-a-ne-teh, Cho-wa-lookeh Coh-goh (Wesley Crow) Cah-bah (Wild Cat) Chlantees-teh (Pheasant) Ezekiel Greybeard *How-ee-neo-ta (James Walkingstick) Jessan John Lossih *Keen-Ms-Iwo (John Igotpa) *Oo-ste-na-coo (John Taylor) Oo-lassta-eh (Joe Lowin) Oo-teet-geeskih Wallaski *Oolstooih (John Brown) *Otter Now-eyontieh (Tom Otter) *Mason Reckey (Mason Ratley) Jesse Reed...

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1817 Cherokee Reservation Roll

A listing of Cherokees claimants applying for a 640 acre tract in the East in lieu of removing to Arkansas. This was only good during their lifetime and then the property reverted back to the state. This is only an index of applicants, in most instances the people listed here did not receive the reservation they requested.

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1924 Baker Roll

The final roll of the Eastern Cherokee, prepared by United States Agent Fred A. Baker, pursuant to an act of the 68th Congress, (43 stat., 376), June 4, 1924. Before preparation of this roll, the Act required that all land, money, and other property of the Tribe be transferred to the United States for final disposition. Termination of the Tribe as a government and political entity was the ultimate goal. After termination efforts failed, the Tribe continued to use the 1924 Baker Roll as its base roll. Descendants of those persons of the original Baker Roll are enrolled on the Baker Revised Roll, providing they meet the membership requirements of the Tribe.

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Guion Miller Roll

The Guion Miller Roll index includes the names of all persons applying for compensation arising from the judgment of the United States Court of Claims on May 28, 1906, for the Eastern Cherokee tribe. While numerous individuals applied, not all the claims were allowed. The information included on the index is the application number, the name of the applicant, and the State or Territory in which the individual resided at the time the application was filed. The name being there does not mean the person was admitted.

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