Description of a letter collection between I.G. Vore to J.W. Denver in Washington D.C. Regarding the claims of the Texas Cherokees. All of the letters are digitized and online in the Portal to Texas History.
Letter from I. G. Vore to J. W. Denver in Washington D.C. in regards to Denver being willing to aid in prosecuting the claims of the Texas Cherokee and their associated bands, Absentee and Black Bob Shawnees requiring assistance in attending to some matters.
Letter from I. G. Vore to General J. W. Denver in Washington D.C. regarding Potawatomi Indians contacting Vore about their land claims - spoilations and railway interests around Chicago and in Kansas. Vore has claims for losses of Shawnees amounting to $360,000, the Otoe Indians want their matters with the government handled, and the Osages have the largest interests.
Letter from I. G. Vore to J. M. Haworth in Washington D.C., stating that Vore secured a copy of the Treaty between the Republic of Texas and the Cherokees and their associated bands. He also hopes Davidson will succeed in getting legislation through Congress to enable him to secure the Cherokees their rights.
Letter from J. W. Denver in Washington D.C. to Hiram Price, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding condition of affairs in part of Indian Territory occupied by Potawatomi and absentee Shawnee Indians.
Letter from I. G. Vore to General J. W. Denver in Washington D.C., regarding introducing an Act of Congress authorizing Texas Cherokees to sue the State of Texas, and the sale of Black Bob Shawnee's land in Kansas.
Letter from I. G. Vore to General J. W. Denver in Washington D.C., regarding claim of the Texas Cherokees and associated bands against the State of Texas, Cherokee driven from Texas in 1839 by the Lamar administration, background of claim.
Letter from I. G. Vore to General J. W. Denver in Washington D.C. In matter of relations between Absentee Shawnee and Potawatomi Indians, their removal to Kansas on thirty-square mile tract in Indian Territory, and the Potawatomi to purchase 160 acres for each head of family and Shawnee to have theirs as a gift.
Letter from I. G. Vore to General J. W. Denver in Washington D.C., regarding Denver acting with Gore as attorney for various tribes of Indians, affairs of Potawatomi Indians, and the sale of Osage lands in Kansas.
Letter from I. G. Vore to General J. W. Denver in Washington D.C. Vore states he will take all claims presented to him from Potawatomi, Caddo, Anadarko, Ioni, Penateka Comanche, Waco, Towaconie and Keechi.
Certified copy of a Cherokee Indian Treaty obtained for legal action in the late nineteenth century. The first document is a certified copy of the 1835 treaty obtained by Sam Houston and John Forbes. Also included are various power of attorneys from W.P. Adair, C.N. Vann, J. Elliot Condict, and John C. Fremont. There is also a signed power of attorney executed by the Chief representatives of the Cherokee Indian Nation in Indian Territory.
Documents detailing some relations with the Caddo Indians. The first document is a certified copy stating that Jose Maria is Chief of the Anadacos and attests to his good conduct, signed by Jesse Stern, March 27, 1852. The second document certifies that the foregoing page is a true copy and translation. The third document, dated May 11, 1841, is the commission of Col. Coyote signed by Gen. Mariano Arista placing Coyote in charge of Caddo troops against the "ursurpers of Texas." The fourth document is dated September 26, 1853 by G.W. Hill, Special Agent for Texas Indians, appointing Ti-nah Chief of the Caddo. The fifth document, dated June 29, 1856, affirms the good conduct of Ti-nah.
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