Creator

Date Original

1820-1835

Description

This collection contains a copy of a list of missionaries sent to Arkansas and Indian Territory between 1820-1835 to teach and minister to the Cherokee Indians. The list gives the names of the missionaries, the year they arrived, and the place where they were stationed.

Biographical/Historical Note

Christian missionaries were sent to Arkansas to teach and minister to the Cherokee in 1818 at the request of Chief Tahlonteskee. Dwight Mission was built on the Illinois Bayou, four miles north of the Arkansas River, near present-day Russellville. It was moved in 1829 to Indian Territory after the Cherokee ceded their lands in Arkansas. The missionaries named this mission, the New Dwight Mission. Other missions were also established in the surrounding area.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.033.006

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Missionaries to the Cherokees list, SMC.033.006

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Missionaries to the Cherokees list, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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