Colonel James Garrett Resolutions

Copies of resolutions submitted to Colonel James A. Garrett and the 40th Iowa Volunteers, written sometime between June and August of 1865 at Fort Gibson from the Cherokee National Council.

“A” includes grievances of the Cherokee people, detailing the numbers that sided with the Union and the Confederacy, also claiming losses of livestock and personal property to the Pike raids through Missouri by the Union Army. Signed by Cherokee attorney J.W. Wright.

“B” includes a resolution adopted at the Executive Council meeting of the Cherokee Nation at Fort Gibson, July 31, 1865. The resolution offers a thanks to the 40th Iowa Volunteers and their commander for fair treatment and that they shall be remembered as friends to the Nation. Signed Lewis Downing, acting Chief.

Jay Harrah Collection – 66.20.