Letters and fiscal papers in Cherokee syllabary 1848-1881
Black Fox Cherokee
Collector and annotator:
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Usually with brief description of contents added in hand of James Mooney. Described by Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 6, 1888, page 185, as follows: "Manuscript, consisting of original letters in the Cherokee alphabet, written by or to Inali (Black-fox) during a period of thirty years. They cover a wide range of subjects connected with the daily life and official interests of the Cherokees. Many of the letters were written to friends at home by Cherokees in the Confederate service during the late war, and contain accounts of operations in east Tennessee. There are also muster-rolls of the Cherokee troops, memoranda of issues of clothing, Sunday-school rolls.
Also includes "List of names," September 28, 1852, 3 pages, added July 1970 because it resembles this material. It was not included on the microfilm.
Manuscript 2241-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution