The Cherokee Disenfranchised – Today In Southern History

26 April 1906  

On this date in 1906…

The U.S. Congress passed the Burke Act which dismantled the Cherokee  government and granted the U.S. President the right to pick the Chief of the Cherokee Nation, regardless of who the Cherokee selected.

Other Years:

  • 1607 – British colonists landed at Cape Henry, Virginia.
  • 1865- Boston Corbett, a yankee cavalry sergeant, killed John Wilkes Booth at Garrett’s barn outside Port Royal, Virginia.
  • 1865 – Confederate General Joseph E. Johnson surrendered the Army of Tennessee at Durham Station, North Carolina. 

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