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Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05687 Author/Creator: Place Written: St. Louis, [Mo.] Type: Book Date: 1875 Pagination: 284 p. 22.1 x 15.3 cm

Summary of Content: From the estate of Frank James. Pasted-in Cherokee alphabet. Published by R. & T.A. Ennis, stationers, printers & book binders. "Published by authority of the General Council." Includes Act of Union between Eastern and Western Cherokee Indians, various internal laws and agreements.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Literature and Language ArtsLawAmerican Indian HistoryFrontiers and ExplorationCriminals and Outlaws

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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