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David H. Folsom, Choctaw and Chickasaw

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David H. Folsom, Choctaw And Chickasaw
Commission, No. —.

David H. Folsom—, 1899. Appeared before Dawes Commission at Atoka and was rejected.

June 4, 1900. Again appeared before commission and was told that he could not be enrolled.

The applicant is three-sixteenths Chickasaw and one-sixteenth Choctaw. He was born in Blue County, Choctaw Nation, in 1846, His father was Noah Wall Folsom, who died in Blue County in 1800. His mother. Susan Folsom, was one-half Chickasaw. His sister, Catherine Robinson (formerly McGee), is now upon the final rolls.

1902. The Chickasaw Legislature by resolution requested the enrollment of applicant.

The admitted facts as shown by the record in this case are: Was a wanderer from 1868 to 1897, working upon the railroads and in the mines throughout the West. In 1897 he returned to the Chickasaw Nation, where he has lived ever since, but because his name does not appear upon the tribal rolls prepared during his absence from home he was by the commission refused enrollment upon the final rolls of the tribe.

Counsel submit that Congress should enroll David Folsom as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.

Respectfully submitted.
Ballinger & Lee.


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