John Ross, daguerrotype
John Ross, full length portrait, facing front standing next to a small table.
John Ross, also known as Guwisguwi, was principal chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828 to 1866. Described by European Americans as the Moses of his people, Ross led the Nation through tumultuous years of development, relocation to Oklahoma, and the American Civil War.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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