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Gallipolis, Ohio... The Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians...



Item # 646653

September 21, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, September 21, 1816  Nearly a full page has: "Gallipolis, Ohio", which provides a brief but historic background of this OH community. Two separate articles illustrate a great contrast between the relationships between various Indian Tribes and the new settlers: "Chickasaw Notice" and "Huntsville, (M.T.)", the latter being a letter from the Cherokee Nation [in Montana Territory] to colonel Richard Brown (who was also a Cherokee). Other news of the day is found throughout.
Complete in 16 pages, even toning with close-trimming on some inside pages which does cause some loss of text, otherwise in good condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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