This untitled and unsigned hand-drawn single-sheet map shows the boundaries of
Carroll County, which is then divided into 13 numbered districts and numbered lots
within each district. To the north the mapmaker has written “CheroKee Nation,” and
on the southeast has shown the location of the “Chattahoochie River” as the
boundary on the southeast. Also shown on the map is the “Reserve” [Chief McIntosh
Reserve] in the southeast part of District 4. Some creeks are indicated. In district lots,
names of owners are sporadically penciled or penned in. A sampling of these names
includes Brooks, Camp, Cobb, Fambrough, Hanson, Long, Mabry, Ray, and Upton.
Curated compilation of primary sources.
First word of title appears in Cherokee language and is transcribed as "Agatahi," according to the half title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247).
Bishop, W. Jeff. Agatahi : the Cherokee Trail of Tears : a People's Resistance against the Forced Removal from Their Southeast Homeland as Related in Their Own Words. Newnan, GA : Boll Weevil Press, 2017.
Figure 1-2: Maps of Cherokee Lands Prior to the Removal (pg. x-xi).
Figure 2-4: Maps during the Removal (pg. xii-xiii).
This is the first printing of any of the Epistles of Paul in Cherokee, here in Sequoyah's syllabary (generally called the "Cherokee alphabet") and printed at the famous Park Hill mission press. It does not include the Gospel of Matthew. This is an uncut, unbound sheet (12mo), folded to 16 x 8.5 cm.
Title and part titles in English and Cherokee; text in Cherokee, in syllabic characters.
"The author praises the treatment of the Cherokee by the federal government and accuses Georgia of cupidity in its repudiation of Indian rights and titles"--Cohen. "A strong plea for justice for the Cherokee Nation, based on the treaties of Hopewell, Holston, and Tellico"--Eberstadt. Joseph Blunt, son of publisher Edmund Blunt and an energetic lawyer, author, and editor, wrote about the treatment of Indians over several decades. His attitude toward Native Americans could charitably be described as paternalistic, but he was defending the tribe at a point when it desperately needed help.
Entirely in the Cherokee language (except for the title, imprint information, and edition/limitation notice), this uses Sequoyah's syllabary (generally called the "Cherokee alphabet"). The translators were Samuel Austin Worcester and Stephen Foreman. As a young man living with his parents in New England, Worcester had met and become friends with Buck Oowatie, a Cherokee whose name among Anglos was Elias Boudinot. Worcester studied for the ministry and after he had been ordained, he requested a post among the Cherokee. Once there, he set to introducing printing, newspapers, and expanded literacy using Sequoyah's syllabary. Foreman was born in Georgia of a Cherokee mother and a white father. He was educated at Union Seminary, Princeton Seminary, and Marysville College (Tn.) and was ordained in 1835. He made the trek from his homeland to the West with the Cherokee, and spent his life at and near the Park Hill mission. (Darlow and Moule credit Elias Boudinot and not Foreman as the joint translator; this seems unlikely, as Boudinot died in 1839 and the Epistle was not first published until 1848, and completed work was rushed into print.) -- Reese.
Title is in Cherokee.
Translated by Samuel Austin Worcester--Cf. Darlow & Moule (77770.B3), no. 2442.
According to the Annual reports of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions the printing of the Book of Genesis was begun in 1856 and completed in 1857.
After years of bitter feuding over land between the state of Georgia and the Cherokees, the State had begun appropriating Cherokee lands. This document constitutes an appeal by the Indians to the government to stop the State in this action and to increase the holdings of the Cherokees. The courts, although sympathetic to the plight of the Indians, found that because they were not citizens of the U.S., or a foreign nation (as contended by the Indians themselves), they therefore could not appear as a party to a suit in the Supreme Court. The UWG Special Collections copy is stapled and foxed; in good condition.