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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Wednesday June 18, 1828
Vol. I, No. 17
Page 1, col. 1b-3a

STATISTICAL TABLES


 Of the several Districts composing the Cherokee Nation,
 In 1824 a resolution was passed by the Legislature of the Cherokee Nation, appointing and authorising [sic] eight persons to take the census of the Nation, and to prepare correct statistical tables of each District.  The general result has been laid before the public.  Our object in inserting the following tables which we copy from a pamphlet is to show that, if possessions can be considered as indicating the progress of civilization, some of the Districts are considerably farther advanced in improvement than others.

  COOSEWAYTEE, DISTRICT.

   Population.

 Males under 18 years of age    529
 Males from 18 to 59 years of age   515
 Males over 59 years of age       67
   Total number of males 1111
 Females under 15 years of age   476
 Females from 15 to 40 years   174
Females over 40 years of age   539
   Total number of females 1205
   Total of males and females 2316
 Male slaves 168}
 Female slaves 127} Total    195
       ____
    Whole Population    2,611
N.B.  These numbers do not add up correctly, however, that is as printed.

 In this District, there are twenty-seven white men married to Cherokee women, and twenty Cherokees married to white women.
 There are in this District, 2,944 black cattle, 1,207 horses, 4,965 swine, 369 sheep, ninety one goats, 113 looms, 397 spinning wheels, thirty-three wagons, 461 ploughs, five saw-mills, ten blacksmith shops, two Missionary Schools in operation, in which are twenty one scholars of both sexes.

  TAHQUOA DISTRICT.

 Males under 18 years of age  357
 Males from 18 to 59 years of age 301
 Males over 59 years of age   35
  Total number of males  693
 Females under 15 years of age 301
 Females from 15 to 40 years  328
 Females over 40 years of age   37
  Total number of females  666
  Total number of males and females 1359
 Male negroes 7}
 Female negroes 17} Total   24

  Whole population   _____
        1,383
 There are in this District, eight white men married to Cherokee women, and one Cherokee man married to a white woman.

 There are in this District, 211 spinning wheels, one grist mill, one blacksmith shop, 308 ploughs, fifty-three looms, 323 sheep, 2,419 swine, 1,506 black cattle, 554 horses.

  CHICKAMAUGA DISTRICT.

 Males under 18 years of age  484
 Males from 18 to 59 years of age 396
 Males over 59 years of age   45
  Total number of males  ___ 923
 Females under 15 years of age  298
 Females from 15 to 40 years  374
 Females over 40 years of age  131
  Total number of females  ___ 803
  Total number of males and females 1726
 Male negroes 90}
 Female negroes 97} Total  187
        ____
  Whole population   1,913

N.B. These numbers do not add up correctly, however, that is as printed.

 There are in this District, fifteen white men married to Cherokee women, and four Cherokee men married to white women.
 There are in this District four Schools and seventy-two scholars of both sexes, a grist-mill, two saw-mills, one cotton gin, 121 looms, 368 spinning wheels-eighteen wagons, 354 ploughs, 1,175 horses, 1,505 black cattle, 8,900 swine, 111 goats, eleven blacksmith shops, five ferries, four stores, and 397 sheep.

  HICKORY LOG DISTRICT.

 Males under 18 years of age  397
 Males from 18 to 59 years of age 300
 Males over 59 years of age   42
  Total number of males  ____ 739
 Females under 15 years of age  345
 Females from 15 to 40 years  336
 Females over 40 years of age  113
  Total number of females  ____ 794
  Total of males and females  1533
 Male slaves }
 Female slaves }
 
  Whole population    ____
         1533

 There are in this District, twenty Cherokees married to white women, and forty white men married to Cherokee women.

 There are in this District, five blacksmith shops, thirty-two wagons, one cotton gin, one saw-mill, two stores, 187 head of sheep, twenty-four goats, 3,178 swine, 1733 black cattle, 520 horses, 232 spinning wheels, 76 looms, and farming utensils in proportion, of all descriptions.

  AQUOHEE DISTRICT.

 Males under 18 years of age  561
 Males from 18 to 59 years of age 607
 Males over 59 years of age   77
  Total number of males  ____ 1245
 Females under 15 years of age  699
 Females from 15 to 40 years  522
 Females over 40 years of age   98
  Total number of females  ____ 1319
  Total of males and females  2564
 Male negroes 10}
 Female negroes  9} Total     19
         _____
  Whole population    2583

 There are in this District, one Missionary School of fifty scholars, 1,191 horses, 1799 black cattle, 5,544 swine, 765 sheep, thirty-seven goats, one saw-mill, one grist-mill, 446 ploughs, 145 looms, 346 spinning wheels, five blacksmith shops, seven wagons.

  AHMOHEE DISTRICT.

 Males under 18 years of age  386
 Males from 18 to 59 years of age 300
 Males over 59 years of age   31
  Total number of males  ____ 717
 Females under 15 years of age  338
 Females from 15 to 40 years  299
 Females over 40 years of age   58
  Total number of Females  ____ 695
  Total of males and females  1,412
 Male slaves 73}
 Female slaves 69} Total     142
         ______
  Total Population    1,554
 There are in this District, eleven Cherokees married to white women, and twenty eight white men married to Cherokee women.
 There are in this District, five Schools and twenty seven scholars of both sexes, seven blacksmith shops, one turnpike, five ferries, six public roads, one threshing machine, one store, ninety-three goats, 243 sheep, 6,080 swine, 1730 cattle, 845 horses, 372 ploughs, seventy looms, 327 spinning wheels, twenty-nine wagons, three saw-mills, six grist mills, two cotton gins.

  CHATTOOGA DISTRICT.

 Males under 18 years of age  420
 Males from 18 to 59 years of age 400
 Males over 59 years of age   30
  Total number of males  ____   850
 Females under 15 years of age  339
 Females from 15 to 40 years   365
 Females over 40 years of age   95
  Total number of females  ____   799
  Total number of males and females 1,649
 Male negroes 122}
 Female negroes 170} Total      292
         _____
  Total Population    1,941
 
 There are in this District, eighteen white men married to Cherokee women, and three Cherokee men married to white women.
 There are in this District, 6 schools in which are ninety two scholars of both sexes; and 1,318 horses, 7,018 cattle, 4,654 swine, 335 sheep, fifteen goats, 124 looms, 307 wheels, 446 ploughs, eleven blacksmith shops, five grist mills, two cotton gins, one saw-mill, and two stores.

  HIGH TOWER DISTRICT.

 Males under 18 years of age  347
 Males from 18 to 59 years of age 325
 Males over 59 years of age   26
  Total number of males  ____  698
 Females under 15 years of age  300
 Females from 15 to 40 years of age 306
 Females over 40 years of age   71
  Total number of females  ____  677
  Total of males and females  1,375
 Male negroes 43}
 Female negroes 36} Total      79
         ______
  Total Population    1,454

 In this District, there are four white men married to Cherokee women, and two Cherokee men married to white women.
 There is in this District one School, in which are twenty scholars of both sexes; and 818 horses, 3,170 cattle, 3,777 swine, 298 sheep, 67 goats, 67 looms, 65 ploughs, five blacksmith shops, two mills, 240 wheels, and eleven wagons.