A Legal Perspective on the Cherokee Nation in 1878 [Cherokee Nation]. Laws and Joint Resolutions of the National Council, Passed and Adopted at the Regular Sessions of the National Council of 1876, 1877 and Extra Session of 1878. [Tahlequah, OK]: Printed by the Authority of National Council, 1878. 52, 4, 46, -18, iv pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Errata slip tipped-in to front endleaf. Octavo (8-3/4" x 6"). Recent period-style calf, blind fillets and lettering pieces to spine, original endpapers retained. Light browning, light foxing in places, early owner signature to front endleaf. A handsome copy. $750. * Covering topics as diverse as the duties of the principal chief to game laws, this 1878 volume offers an interesting legal perspective on Cherokee life in the late-nineteenth century. It is a composite of new and re-used material. The first part (pp. 52, 4) is the 1876 Laws and Resolutions of the National Council. The printer discarded the wrappers and title page of that compilation and added the newly printed acts and resolutions of November 1877 and January 1878 and a new title page. OCLC locates 3 copies in law libraries (Harvard, Jenkins, Library of Congress). Hargrett, A Bibliography of the Constitutions and Laws of the American Indians 39.
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