The Sallisaw Gazette was a weekly newspaper established on September 24, 1898, at Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation. Little is known about its first decade. In 1906 the Gazette was edited by Maxwell Sloan Blassingame and published by the Democrat Publishing Company. Apparently in 1907, it merged with The Sallisaw Star* to form the Star-Gazette, a new publication. 1
In 1903, the seven-column, four-page weekly was published by G. M. Hoskins and edited by Augustus E. Ivey, a well-known part-Cherokee journalist. Born in Texas in 1855, Ivey had gone to the Cherokee Nation in 1877, established his Cherokee citizenship, and worked for The Cherokee Advocate,* the Indian Chieftain,* and other newspapers in the Cherokee Nation. 2 He reported news of concern to citizens of the Cherokee Nation and editorially supported the Downing Party in Cherokee politics.
Bibliography: Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Oklahoma Imprints, 1835-1907 ( Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1936)
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Gregory
Title and Title Changes: The Sallisaw Gazette ( 1898- 1907)
Volume and Issue Data: The Sallisaw Gazette (Vol. 1, No. 1, September 24, 1898-Vol. 5, No. 41, July 2, 1903)
Publisher and Place of Publication: G. M. Hoskins ( 1903), Democrat Publishing Company ( 1906), Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation
Editor: Augustus E. Ivey ( 1903); Maxwell Sloan Blassingame ( 1906)
The Sallisaw Star was a weekly newspaper established at Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation, in 1895, edited by W. A. Anderson, and published by the Star Printing Company. 1 By 1902, J. W. Anderson was editor and publisher. In November of that year, he turned the editorship over to Augustus E. Ivey, an outspoken, controversial journalist of one sixteenth Cherokee blood.