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MS10-76 Jackson Purchase Treaty Documents

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Jackson Purchase Treaty Documents

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Treaty Documents

Series Number: MS10-76

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on July 20, 2010.

Date Listed: July 20, 2010

Date Span: 1817-1818

Size of Collection: 1.0 linear foot.

Number of Boxes: 1 oversized box.

Type of Material: Documents.

Condition of Material: Good.

Arrangement: Organized by format of material; Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: On October 19, 1818 representatives of the Chickasaw Nation and the United States government signed a treaty whereby all lands east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mississippi state line were to be relinquish for the cost of $300,000. The United States Senate ratified the treaty on January 7, 1819.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of reproductions of treaties from the National Archives related to the transfer of lands by the Chickasaw Nation to the United States government in 1817 and 1818 that led to the creation of the Jackson Purchase in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. Included with the treaty reproductions is a signed proclamation by Governor Louie B. Nunn recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the Jackson Purchase Treaty on October 19, 1968.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Jackson Purchase (Ky.) – History.

Chickasaw Indians – Treaties.