Last Cherokee Nation Council photographs
The Cherokee Nation Council was established as the lower house of the legislature by the 1839 constitution of the Cherokee Nation. Its membership was composed of three representatives from each of the eight districts of the nation. The last council meeting with the power to make laws for the tribe and held in Talequah, territorial government that was formed by the Organic Act of 1890 which established the jurisdiction of the United States over the Indian Territory. The collection consists of portraits of the members of the last Cherokee Nation Council meeting in 1889. The photographs were donated by Mrs. Moffett Bell Phillips, a niece of Frank Mayo Morgan, who was a member of the last Cherokee Nation Council.
- Creation: approximately 1889
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.35 Linear Feet (39 photographs in 1 box)
Language of Materials
RH PH 20
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Mrs. Moffett Bell Phillips, 1953
- Guide to the Last Cherokee Nation Council Collection
- Last Cherokee Nation Council photographs
- Finding aid prepared by lgg, 1973. Finding aid encoded by rw, 2008. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
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- Finding aid written in English.
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Last Cherokee Nation Council Collection, RH PH 20, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas