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OUSD Teaching American History Grant II
June 30, 2005

"Native Americans in the Early Republic: Handsome Lake
of the Seneca and John Ross of the Cherokee."

Charles Roberts, Department of History
California State University Sacramento

Web Links
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Suggest a resource

  • Cherokee Syllabary
    http://www.neosoft.com/powersource/gallery/people/sequoyah.html

  • The Removal Act
    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/removal.htm l

  • Cherokee Nation v. the State of Georgia, 1831
    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/cherokee.htm l

  • Cherokee letter protesting the Treaty of New Etocha
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h3083t.html
  • Brief biography of Handsome Lake
    http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/
    north-south-east-west/iroquois/handsome_lake.html

  • Thomas Jefferson : Letter to Handsome Lake
    http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/jeffind2.htm

  • The Code of Handsome Lake, the Seneca Prophet by Arthur C. Parker, 1913
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/iro/parker/

  • Digital History > Handsome Lake
    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/native_voices/
    voices_display.cfm?id=33
  • ?Our Hearts are Sickened?: Letter from Chief John Ross of the Cherokee, Georgia, 1836
    http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6598/

  • Images of John Ross
    http://www.meredith.edu/nativeam/john_ross.htm

  • Primary Documents in American History > Indian Removal Act
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Indian.html

  • Digital History > Resistance to Removal
    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history
    /indian_removal/resistance.cfm

  • John Ross House, Northwest Georgia
    http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/rosshouse.html


Handsome Lake , 1796 Click on image for larger view.


"Handsome Lake Preaching His Code at the Longhouse" Click on the image for a larger view


John Ross, 19th c. Cherokee chief , was a leading opponent of Indian removal. Click on image for a larger view.