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An excerpt from “Memorial and Protest of the Cherokee Nation,” written by John Ross and sent to the U.S. Congress on June 21, 1836.

This letter of protest was submitted to the US Congress by a Cherokee delegation led by Chief Ross. It outlines the history of agreements between the US and Cherokee in objection to activities of Georgia against the Cherokee Nation and people. Significant evidence of oppression and mistreatment are offered as evidence of Georgia's overstepping its legitimate authority. The delegation also protests the Treaty of New Echota.