Brown, John


?–? Western Cherokee chief. Son of Richard Brown. Elected principal chief of Cherokee Nation West, 1839. Member of Cherokee national council, at Takuttokah, Cherokee Nation (near present-day Tahlequah, Cherokee Co., Oklahoma), 15 and 19 June 1839. Lived at Webbers Falls, Cherokee Nation (in present-day Muskogee Co., Oklahoma), by 5 July 1845, where he was invited by Lewis Dana to join him in exploring the West for suitable site for Saints to resettle among Indians; declined because of Cherokee Nation’s “confused state of affairs” and unfinished business with U.S. government. Member of delegation that went to Washington DC to present claims of Western Cherokee to U.S. government, 1846.