Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory Research
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Cherokee Nation Districts

Canadian

Cooweescoowee - established in 1856 from the western portion of Saline District. The name was John Ross's Cherokee name.

Delaware - created by the Cherokee National Council on November 6, 1840.

Flint - created by the Cherokee National Council on November 6, 1840.

Going Snake - created by the Cherokee National Council on November 6, 1840. Named for Going Snake, a leader of the Cherokee Nation East.

Illinois

Neosho - established about 1830 and disestablished 1840. It's name came from the Neosho River.

Saline - established 1840

Sallisaw - established about 1830 and disestablished 1840. It's name came from the french salaison, meaning salt provisions.

Sequoyah - established 1851. Formerly Skin Bayou District. Named for George Guess, or Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet.

Skin Bayou - changed to Sequoyah District 1851 by the Cherokee Council.

Tahlequah

 

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