Ross, John, 1790-1866

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1790-10-03
Death 1866-08-01

Biographical notes:

Cherokee Chief.

From the description of Letter, biography, and publication, 1830-1834. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389224

Cherokee chief.

During the 1813-1814 Creek War, Ross served as adjutant of Gideon Morgan's Cherokee regiment, which fought with Andrew Jackson's militia and regulars against the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend and elsewhere. In a long public career, Ross served on the Cherokee national council (1817-1829, president 1819-1829); as chief of the eastern Cherokee (1828-1839); and as chief of the united Cherokee Nation (1839-1866). Ross led Cherokee efforts to resist Georgia's encroachment on Cherokee lands and federal efforts to move the tribe to lands west of the Mississippi.

From the description of Report and letter, 1814-1831. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 39893817

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Subjects:

  • Creek War, 1813-1814--Casualties--Sources
  • Cherokee Indians--History--Sources
  • Cherokee Indians--Government relations--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--sources
  • Battle casualties--History--19th century--Sources
  • Cherokee Indians--Government relations
  • Manuscripts, American

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Alabama (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)