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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Contract for payment to members of the Cherokee nation (cos. Thomas Buffington)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02657 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: Tahlequah [Ok]; Washington Type: Document signed Date: 1902/01/20 Pagination: 1 p. + 4 p. "Bill no. 2" 36 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Signed by Buffington at Tahlequah, Indian Territory, for the Cherokee Nation and approved by Roosevelt at Washington. "Executive Mansion" has been struck and "White House" typed-in. Approving Act of the Cherokee National Council for expenses.

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: American Indian HistoryCherokee IndianPresidentContractGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyFinanceTreatyAmerican WestWhite HouseVice President

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