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Cherokee Nation reports of the High Sheriff

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E59


Reports of the High Sheriff of the Cherokee Nation for the quarter ending December 31, 1875, together with the reports of the sheriffs of the Tahlequah, Going Snake, Sequoyah, Delaware, Canadian, Flint, and Illinois districts for the same period, and the districts reports for the second quarter commencing January 1, 1876 and ending March 31, 1876, including Saline district. Reports typically include columns for names, service (often listed as "guard"), number of days served, monetary amount, and remarks. Some reports have more or less information than this; some are not in columnar form.


  • Creation: December 31, 1875; January 1, 1876 and ending March 31, 1876


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1 volume : 45 pages, handwritten ; Volume measures 31.5 cm tall.

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The various reports, which often have brief, handwritten letters of transmittal certifying that they are accurate, include lists of people summoned by the sheriff for jury duty, and a summary of the total-expenditures in the investigation, apprehension, detection and prosecution of felons and petty criminals. In most instances, specific cases are identified with the attendant expenses in prosecution. Cases mostly include theft, murder, and involving the search for whiskey. Reports appear to have been submitted to an auditor for inspection.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift. J. E. Griffin, Jr, December, 1965.

Guide to the Cherokee Nation High Sheriff Collection
Cherokee Nation reports of the High Sheriff
Finding aid prepared by lgg, 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2023.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Cherokee Nation collection, RH MS E59, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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