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Cherokee Phoenix 

What was the Cherokee Phoenix?

The Cherokee Phoenix was the leading news source for the Cherokee Nation during the nineteenth century. First printed in 1828 in New Echota, Georgia—the capital of the Cherokee Nation—the newspaper published local and international news along with works of fiction in Cherokee. The paper would become central to keeping the Cherokee community informed as the impending removal acts forced them off their ancestral lands.

Continue reading about the Cherokee Phoenix in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Sample Primary Sources

Primary sources related to this historical topic are available from the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture and life.

Primary sources related to this historical topic are available from the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, which has more than a million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.

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