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Traditions of the Great Flood by the Choctaw

The traditions of the Choctaws concerning the Oka Falama (Returned waters the Flood) is as follows: In ancient time, after many generations of mankind had lived and passed from the stage of being, the race became so corrupt and wicked brother fighting against brother and wars deluging the earth with human blood and carnage the Great Spirit became greatly displeased and finally determined to destroy the human race; therefore sent a great prophet to them who proclaimed from tribe to tribe, and from village to village, the fearful tidings that the human race was soon to be destroyed. None believed his words, and lived on in their wickedness as if they did not care, and the seasons came again and went. Then came the autumn of the year, followed by many succeeding cloudy days and nights, during which the sun by day and the moon and stars by night were concealed from the earth; then succeeded a total darkness, and the sun seemed to have been blotted out; while darkness and silence with a cold atmosphere took possession of earth. Mankind wearied and perplexed, but not repenting or reforming, slept in darkness but to awake in darkness; then the mutterings of distant thunder began to be heard, gradually becoming incessant, until it reverberated in all parts of the sky and seemed to echo back even from the deep center of the earth. Then fear and consternation seized upon every heart and all believed the sun would never return. The Magi of the Choctaws spoke despondently in reply to the many interrogations of the alarmed people, and sang their death songs...

The Discovery Of This Continent, it’s Results To The Natives

In the year 1470, there lived in Lisbon, a town in Portugal, a man by the name of Christopher Columbus, who there married Dona Felipa, the daughter of Bartolome Monis De Palestrello, an Italian (then deceased), who had arisen to great celebrity as a navigator. Dona Felipa was the idol of her doting father, and often accompanied him in his many voyages, in which she soon equally shared with him his love of adventure, and thus became to him a treasure indeed not only as a companion but as a helper; for she drew his maps and geographical charts, and also wrote, at his dictation, his journals concerning his voyages. Shortly after the marriage of Columbus and Felipa at Lisbon, they moved to the island of Porto Santo which her father had colonized and was governor at the time of his death, and settled on a large landed estate which belonged to Palestrello, and which he had bequeathed to Felipa together with all his journals and papers. In that home of retirement and peace the young husband and wife lived in connubial bliss for many years. How could it be otherwise, since each had found in the other a congenial spirit, full of adventurous explorations, but which all others regarded as visionary follies? They read together and talked over the journals and papers of Bartolomeo, during which Felipa also entertained Columbus with accounts of her own voyages with her father, together with his opinions and those of other navigators of that age his friends and companions of a possible country that might be discovered in the distant West, and the...

Grace, Gary Dean – Obituary

Gary Dean Grace, 52, of Halfway died April 26, 2004, at Las Vegas, Nev., from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident outside Kingman, Ariz., on April 22, 2004. There will be a celebration of life memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Club Park in Halfway. Friends are invited to a potluck at the Lions Club after the service. Gary was born on April 4, 1952, at Biloxi, Miss., to Lowell and Bonnie Lindsay Grace. His father was in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Keesler Air Force Base at the time. Gary grew up in many different areas of the country and overseas, due to his father’s Air Force career. The time he loved most was in Alabama learning to hunt and fish in the rural area around Millbrook during his middle school and early high school years. Gary graduated from Warner High School at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines in 1970, but received his diploma from Huntington Beach High back in California. He returned to the United States to work. Later in 1970, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force himself. Father and son were in the armed services at the same time. Gary enlisted and was sent to Lachland Air Force base in Texas as his father, Lowell, was retiring from Clark Air Force Base. Gary’s avionics training was done at Chanute in Chicago. He spent some time at March Air Force Base in California and Keesler Air Force base in Mississippi — having come full circle. Gary served from 1970 to 1975 in the Air Force. He was based in Guam...

Society of Mississippi Choctaw 1916

A sharp distinction is to be drawn between the Indians in Mississippi and the so-called Mississippi Choctaw “claimants.” The former are few in numbers and easily ascertainable, while the latter are numerous and scattered from Bayou Labatre, Alabama on the east to Mesa City, Arizona on the west. A number of these claimants are banded together in an organization known as “Society of Mississippi Choctaws.” Bayou Labatre, Alabama Sarah E. Bosarge Andrews Armenia Bosarge Andrews Claral Bosarge Akridge Bessie Golman Bosarge Amile Bosarge Hubert Bosarge Hubbard Bosarge John J. Briant George H. Briant Albert L. Demore Nora Wintzell Golman Mac BriantRobertson Ella Golman Simonson Marshall Bosarge, Coden, AL John Gorlott, Theodore, AL Minnie Le Bosarge Andrews William E. Akridge Fannie Andrews Arnett Hubert L. Bosarge Corlott Corlell Bosarge Albert Bosarge Dora Bosarge Willie Lester Briant Margaret Briant Cain Robert Golman Carrie Andrews Lander Rosa Sheppard Annie Andrews Simonson Olive Wintzell Mesa City, Arizona Susanna Glover Williams Diane, Louisiana Addie Williamson Petty Franklington, Louisiana William P. Knight Mattie Green Magee Hackney, Louisiana Marshal Barber Rosa Thomas Barber John M Duncan Aca Dallus Duncan Rosella Thomas Duncan Garlen M. C. Duncan Loran Thomas Duncan Alice Thomas Duncan James Erwin Julia V. Thomas Erwin Norma Knight Norman Knight James Knight Thomas E. Magee Lucy Duncan Thomas William H. Thomas Edward Thomas Margania Thomas Matthew Thomas Noah Thomas Perry E. Thomas Esley Thomas Florence Erwin Barber Josephine Thomas Barber Ada Thomas Duncan Marcus C. Duncan Robert M. Cuncan James Hubert Duncan Luke Duncan Dora Duncan Boss Erwin James Calvin Knight Candacey Knight Nettie Erwin Knight Dan Magee Irene Duncan Thomas Louis Guy Thomas...

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