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Reeves 1916 Report

A report by John T. Reeves, Special Supervisor, Indian Service, on need of additional land and school facilities for the Indians living in the state of Mississippi. John R. T. Reeves, a special supervisor for the Indian Service, filed a report on the investigations in 1916. He noted that the Indian children were not allowed to attend white schools and that they refused to attend schools for black children. Reeves summarized the situation: The schools maintained by the State are of the most elementary character and remain in session for a few months only of each year, frequently not over four or five. The total expense of conducting the six Indian schools during the past session… was $566. But little more could really be expected of the State, as only a few of the Indians are property owners and taxpayers. The items below are extractions of his official report. They provide the names and ages of the school children enrolled in the six Indian schools he investigated. Kemper County Leake County Gum Springs Indian School, Mississippi Redwater Indian School, Leake County, Mississippi Neshoba County Calcutta Indian School, Neshoba County Revenue Indian School, Neshoba County Tubby Rock Indian School, Neshoba County Newton County Newton Indian School, Newton County Scott...

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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