Native Americans


This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about Native Americans, primarily in the Appalachian region. For additional resources, also see the guide on Ethnicity and Race. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email

Manuscript Collections

Resolutions of Pin League to John Ross Document is a copy of a resolution of the Cherokee Nation's Pin League regarding Major General James G. Blunt's General Order Number 7 and the dismissal of Colonel William A. Phillips.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of a manuscript of 27 pages (missing 3 pages)of the history of Georgia and Sir Alexander Cuming’s Embassy to the Cherokees, handwritten in 1872. It is in very good condition.

0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)

The Southern Appalachian Historical Association Records (SAHA) include SAHA's administrative papers, correspondence, brochures, souvenir programs, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, and films relating to the organization, regional history, and the play, "Horn in the West." Also included are materials relating to the establishment of Daniel Boone Native Gardens, the Daniel Boone, Overmountain, and Buffalo Trails, research into Appalachian people and culture, Daniel Boone and his descendants, other productions at the Powderhorn Theater and Daniel Boone Amphitheater, and materials relating to Hickory Ridge Homestead and the museum's holdings.

58.75 linear feet (82 boxes)