John Ross: Annual Message to the Cherokee Nation(1832)
Chief John Ross authored numerous speeches and personal communications as he guided the Cherokee Nation through the crisis of their removal from the state of Georgia. They reveal much about Ross’s personality and political tactics, showing him to have been an optimistic pragmatist and a skilled politician. He was an ardent advocate for his nation and a reassuring but candid communicator to its citizens. His 1832 Annual Message to the Cherokee Nation reveals how Ross kept his constituents informed of national developments during the crisis of their expulsion from Georgia.
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