• Created Date
  • 1835
  • Description
  • This document is a copy of the New Echota Treaty signed in December, 1835, in which the treaty party, including Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, John Ridge, George Adair, and Andrew Ross, among others, agreed to the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their lands in the east to a territory west of the Mississippi River. This treaty was signed in opposition to the wishes of the majority of the Cherokee Nation, including the strenuous protests of pr... more
    This document is a copy of the New Echota Treaty signed in December, 1835, in which the treaty party, including Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, John Ridge, George Adair, and Andrew Ross, among others, agreed to the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their lands in the east to a territory west of the Mississippi River. This treaty was signed in opposition to the wishes of the majority of the Cherokee Nation, including the strenuous protests of principal chief and anti-removal leader John Ross. The extract of the treaty present here contains copies of all the articles and stipulations regarding the removal of the Eastern Cherokees, the cession of all their lands east of the Mississippi, and the signatures of the above mentioned treaty party, as well as that of John F. Schermerhorn, principal treaty commissioner. Digital image of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2000, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local identification number: tcc221. Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Telamon Cuyler, box 78, folder 12, document 20. less
  • Format
  • 19 pages/leaves