Guide to the Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1896, undated

Summary Information

Title: Cherokee Newspapers, 1828-1896, undated
Collection: AC.604
Extent: 2.0 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

This collection includes one newspaper Cherokee Advocate written in both Cherokee and English language, two copies of Cherokee Phoenix, Vol. 1 No. 12, two photocopies of articles 1832 and 1833 from Niles' Register, and a guide of an audiocassette (not in this collection) Sound of Cherokee sounding out the Cherokee alphabet.

Creator: Appalachian State University. Belk Library.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Cherokee Advocate newspaper was published at Tahlequah by the Cherokee Nation from 1844 until 1906. Authorized by the Cherokee National Council on October 25, 1843, the first issue was printed on September 26, 1844, with the motto Our Rights, Our Country, Our Race. Like its predecessor, the Cherokee Phoenix, it was published weekly in Cherokee and English to provide Cherokees with information about their people and the United States. When it started publication, it was the country's only tribal paper. It was soon joined by the Choctaw Intelligencer in 1850 and the Chickasaw Intelligencer in 1854.

Scope and Contents

The Cherokee Newspapers collection contains an edition of the Cherokee Advocate, Vol. 20, no. 41, July 25, 1896, two copies of the Cherokee Phoenix, Vol. 1 no. 12, May 14, 1824, a guide to the audiocassette Sound of Cherokee which is not in this collection, and photocopies of articles from Niles' Register, one United States and the Cherokees, October 13, 1832, and Indian Massacres and The Cherokees from January 26, 1833. The newspapers are written in Cherokee and English.


This Cherokee Newspapers collection is arranged chronologically.

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

The origin of this collection is unknown. Accession number AC.2000.032

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.604, Cherokee Newspapers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Newspapers, 1828-1896, undated ACSC_Box Oversize 1