Papers of Chief John Ross
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
University of Oklahoma Press
John Ross (1790–1866), also known as Koowisguwi (Cherokee, "mythological bird"), was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828–1866, serving longer than any other person. Described as the Moses of his people, Ross guided the former Indian nation through such tumultuous events as the relocation to Indian Territory and the American Civil War. This is a selective edition of the papers of the influential Cherokee chief.
Complete in a two-volume set