Chickasaw materials, Samuel George Morton Papers

Chickasaw | Cherokee | Choctaw
Language(s): English
Date: March 24, 1837
Type: Text
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter discussing grave robbing of Indigenous ancestors' remains. Sends drawings of heads, one of an ancient tribe, flattened at back of head, from mound at junction of French-Broad and Holston rivers. Other from bank of Cumberland river above Nashville, probably of Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Choctaw nations said to visit here. They seem much alike in their living form to Troost.
Samuel George Morton Papers (Mss.B.M843)