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The article presents two notices from 1868 written by Will Thomas conveying his instructions to Cherokee leaders in Qualla. Thomas owned a trading post at Qualla. The notices were recently discovered in the Bureau of American Ethnology archives and illustrate how Thomas carried out written communication with Cherokee leaders.
Presented are several documents in the Cherokee language about the life at the Echota Methodist Mission on Qualla Boundary in the middle of the 19th century. Most of the documents were written by Inoli a Methodist preacher and keeper of the townhouse records. The documents discuss minutes from Sunday School, the conversions of members to the church, and information about early Christian figures.
The governing of North Carolina Cherokees after their refusal to go west has been little explored, but this article offers a look at a record of a trial before the Council of Wolftown, the easternmost township of the Eastern Cherokee Reservation.