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Cherokee Commission Jesse Russell

Cherokee Commission

Jesse Russell

Published February 13th 2012
ISBN : 9785513289029
Paperback
146 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Cherokee Commission, was a three-person bi-partisan body created by President Benjamin Harrison to operate under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, as empowered by Section 14 of the IndianMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Cherokee Commission, was a three-person bi-partisan body created by President Benjamin Harrison to operate under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, as empowered by Section 14 of the Indian Appropriations Act of March 2, 1889. Section 15 of the same Act empowered the President to open land for settlement. The Commissions purpose was to legally acquire land occupied by the Cherokee Nation and other tribes in the Oklahoma Territory for non-indigenous homestead acreage .