Guide to the Cherokee Centennial Celebration Article, circa 1938

Summary Information

Title: Cherokee Centennial Celebration Article, circa 1938
Collection: AC.1064
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of an article about Cherokee history, specifically the 1838 Cherokee removal to Oklahoma. The article mentions the citizens of southern Illinois planning to mark the centennial of the Cherokees' journey through their state.

Creator: Cherokee Centennial Celebration

Biographical/Historical Note

The early 19th Century saw the Cherokee uprooted from their homeland in the mountains of North Carolina and Georgia. Under the 1835 Treaty of New Echota, signed by representatives of the Treaty Party, a minor political faction of Cherokees, the Cherokees ceded their lands in the east of the Mississippi to the United States and agreed to removal to Indian Territory in modern-day Oklahoma. The resulting forced removals were initiated in 1838 and caused the death of thousands of Cherokees along the "Trail of Tears."

Scope and Contents

This is one article "Cherokee Centennial Celebration", telling in part, of the treaty of 1838 which forced the beginning of the "Trail of Tears" story. In this article a centennial celebration of this time is proposed for 1938.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1064: Cherokee Centennial Celebration Article, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.