Choctaw Academy: typescript, ca. 1928-1932

Descriptive Summary

Title
Choctaw Academy: typescript, ca. 1928-1932
Creator
Foreman, Carolyn Thomas.
Extent
4 pieces.
Subjects
Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1781-1850.
Choctaw Academy (Scott County, Ky.)
Indians of North America--Education.
Scott County (Ky.)--History
Arrangement
Paginated.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Choctaw Academy was founded by Col. Richard Mentor Johnson, a famous Indian fighter who served as Vice President under Martin Van Buren. He established the school by the terms of an Indian treaty called the Dancing Rabbit Creek treaty, providing the land and buildings for the school himself, and maintaining a general supervision over it throughout its existence. The school served boys from many tribes, including Choctaws, Cherokees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Miamis and Seminoles, and some white boys as well. It closed in the 1840's when the Indian nations opened their own territorial schools.
Scope and Content
This collection includes the typed manuscript of a paper about a school for Indian boys which operated in Scott county, Ky. from 1825 to 1841. The paper was published in CHRONICLES OF OKLAHOMA, the publication of the Oklahoma Historical Society, in December, 1928, and two follow-up articles were published in 1931 and 1932. Also included are a carbon of the manuscript and mutilated copies of the issues of CHRONICLES OF OKLAHOMA in which the two later pieces appeared, retaining only those pages on which Ms. Foreman's article is printed.

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