Cherokee Phoenix

We find the following in the Vermont Chronicle

Published February, 24, 1830

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We find the following in the Vermont Chronicle:

THE INDIANS.- Joel Doolittle, William Slade, John Haugh, Jonathan Allen and Ira Stewart, being a Committee, appointed by a meeting of the citizens of Middlebury, 'recommend and propose a meeting of the citizens of Addison county to be holden at the Congregational Meeting-house in Middlebury, on Thursday, the 4th day of February next, at one o'clock P. M. for the purpose of obtaining as far as possible, an expression of the public sentiment on the subject of the existing relations between the Government of the United States, and several Indian tribes residing within the supposed limits of individual states; and on the propriety of addressing a memorial to Congress, expressive of that sentiment.'


Naragansett Indians, in Rhode Island.-- The number of this tribe is reduced to 3 or 400, composing about 50 families, who reside on the Indian lands. Individuals of the tribe were in possession of between 3 and 400 acres of land, about one third of which was cultivated. The tribe own 20 or 30 acres of woodland, 70 acres on swamp and 19 acres on Short Neck. Mary Harry, a descendent of the last Sachem, owns 300 acres of land. The tribe has a Church and a regular Baptist Clergyman, an Indian.- They have a School House, in which a school is kept by the Indians, and in summer by the Missionary Society. It consists of about 40 or 50 scholars.



Red Jacket.- The Buffalo papers announce the death of the celebrated Indian Chief, Sa-gu-yu-wha-hah, (Keeper Awake,) long known to the whites by the name of Red Jacket. He died at his residence, in the Indian village, near Buffalo, on the 20th inst. in the 81st year of his age. His funeral was attended by a large number of Indians and some whites. His body was taken to the Mission house, where religious exercises took place. Several of the Chiefs addressed their people in their native language, who apparently manifested great sympathy for their departed brother. This part of the ceremony was confined to the Pagan party, (to which Red Jacket had always been a devoted adherent) who seemed entirely indifferent to the religious services which followed.