Collection: Armstrong Roll

Instructions for those making Claims under the treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek

To those who claim reservations under the treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek: Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now By a communication from the War Department, under date of July 23d, which was not received until the 5th of August last, I learned that I was appointed to make the selections and locations of the reservations of lands granted to the Choctaws under and by virtue of the provisions of the treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek, made and entered into on the 27th September 1830, between the United States of America and the Choctaw nation of Indians. It was contemplated by the department, before I proceeded to the discharge of the duties required of me, that I should be furnished with the plats of all the townships of land within that district of country ceded by the treaty aforesaid, which have been surveyed, and also with copies of the register of all persons entitled to land under the same. I have not yet been furnished with any...

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Letter from Greenwood Leflore – February 18, 1834

WASHINGTON CITY, February 18, 1834. SIR: The undersigned respectfully represents, that in many instances complaints have been made of the course pursued by the present locating agent of the Choctaws, granted to them by the treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek, and particularly with regard to the 14th article, the 19th article, and the supplement treaty. He therefore prays that William Armstrong, whom he hereby recommends as a suitable person, may be appointed an agent to examine an adjust those -claims, consisting of the claims of Capt. Red Dog, or Offehoma, and Capt. James Shields, these claims having been sold by the government: the claim of Capt. Shields was located by the locating agent; afterwards the location was set aside by said agent and the land sold, which it is believed was done in violation of the provisions of the treaty. The case of Capt. Red Dog, or Offehoma, was never located, though fully embraced by the treaty. It is believed that injustice has been done in the case of David Coconona, who was entitled to one section of land under the 19th article of the treaty, to be governed by sectional lines, and half of which has been awarded to another person. The case of Consha is also a claim requiring examination, being secured to her under the 19th article; but of which she has been deprived by the...

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Letter Thomas D. Wooldridge – October 10, 1833

Mississippi, Lowndes County, October 10, 1833. DEAR SIR: I am requested to write you as agent for John McGilry and Taner McGilbry, who have taken citizenship as Choctaws under the provisions of the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creekk agreeable to the fourteenth article of said treaty. Application was made through me to Mr. Dowsing, who is acting as agent for locating reservations of said treaty: the location was wished by the Indians to adjoin the parent by a connection of one-half mile, and connect one on the other in that way throughout. This was objected by the acting agent set contrary to his instructions from the principal agent, Col. Martin. I have consulted several men, learned in law, who give it as their opinion that they were entitled to run their land in any way so as to adjoin the location of the parent. Is there any doubt as regards this location? If there is, is it not a well-founded doubt on the part of the Choctaws? I will refer you to that clause of the treaty where it is expressed, “that where any well-founded doubt arises as to the construction of the treaty, tile most favorable shall be given to the Choctaw:” this does certainly give this right claimed by the Choctaws.” If you are not the proper officer of the government that should be applied to on...

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Letter from Department of War, September 28, 1833

DEPARTMENT OF WAR, Office Indian Affairs, September 28, 1833 SIR: In the absence of the Secretary of War, I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th instant, addressed to him, and to thank you for the information which you have given in relation to Indian contracts for the sale of their reservations they have suffered extremely by imposition and fraud practiced upon them by unprincipled white men, and it is the duty of us all to protect them, if possible, from further injury. If unfavorable impressions exist against you on the part of any of your friends, I trust, that your future good conduct will erase it, and conciliate the esteem of all who know you. Very respectfully, &c., ELBERT HERRING. To WILLIAM S. COLQUHOUN, Dunfries, Virginia. DEPARTMENT OF WAR, September 28, 1833. SIR: I transmit a copy of a letter addressed to the locating agent under the Choctaw treaty, and would suggest the propriety of giving corresponding instructions to the proper registers and receivers. I would also suggest whether it would not be well to remove the injunctions heretofore laid upon those officers to keep secret the fact of the necessity of withholding from sale, should such necessity be found to exist, any tracts required for the location of Choctaw reservations, and when that duty cannot be performed before the day fixed for...

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Letter from Department of War, 31 March 1834

DEPARTMENT OF WAR, Office Indian Affairs, 31 March 1834. SIR: Colonel Greenwood Leflore represents, in a letter to the Secretary of: War, (a copy of which is herewith enclosed,) that, in several cases therein specified, errors have been committed, and consequent injustice done by the locating agent in his location of the Choctaw reservations under the treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek. The agent has been instructed to report fully to the department the circumstances and proceedings in those respective cases for its decision; and, until that decision be communicated to you, I am instructed to request you to suspend all further proceedings in those cases. Very respectfully, &c., ELBERT HERRING. To ELIJAH HAYWARD, Esq., Com. of the General Land Office. DEPARTMENT OF WAR, Office Indian Affairs, March 1, 1834. SIR: A letter (a copy of which is enclosed) has been presented by Col. Greenwood Leflore to the Secretary of War, stating that in a variety of instances therein mentioned, errors have been committed, and injustice done by you as locating agent. I am therefore instructed to require you to report fully your proceedings therein, that, if error exist, or injustice has been done in any of them, the injury may be redressed. In the meantime, let there be a suspension of all further proceedings in those cases, until the final decision of the department shall be communicated to you....

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Letter from Department of War, October 11, 1833

DEPARTMENT OF WAR, October 11, 1833. SIR: I have received your letter of the 15th and 22d ultimo, together with a printed notice enclosed in the former. I perceive the embarrassments under which you labor, and am satisfied you will proceed in the execution of your duty in the best manner the means of information in your power will permit. You doubtless, ere this, have received a copy of the register prepared by Major Armstrong. This will furnish you with an authentic list of all the claims to which any of the Choctaws are entitled, and you will be guided by it and by the treaty in making the locations. I perceive you have selected certain persons to aid you in the receipt of applications. The full effect you mean to give to these applications, I do not understand. I presume, however, it is merely to guide you in reserving from sale the proper tracts. You will, under no circumstances, allow a reservation to a person whose right is not recognized in the register of claims prepared by Major Armstrong, or by name in the treaty. If, however, you should find that this mode of receiving claims would aid you in the execution, you are at liberty to pursue it, taking care that a very small compensation is promised to the persons employed, as their labor must be comparatively...

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Letter from Department of War, November 1, 1833

DEPARTMENT OF WAR, November 1, 1833 SIR: I have received your letter of the 10th ultimo, and, in answer, have to inform you that it has already been decided that, in locating the reservations granted by the Choctaw treaty, when a section is granted, an entire surveyed section must be taken. When a hall’ section is granted, the surveyed half of an entire section roust be taken, and so with a quarter section. It is not, conceived that ally well-founded doubt can exist upon this subject, and the locating agent has been directed to execute his duties accordingly. A copy of Mr. Felder’s letter has been transmitted to Colonel Martin, to whom I refer you for further information respecting it. Very respectfully, &c., LEWIS CASS. To THOMAS D. WOOLDRIDGE, Lowndes County, Mississippi. DEPARTMENT OF WAR, Office Indian Affairs, November 1, 1833. SIR: Your letter Of the 29th September last, addressed to the Secretary Of War, has been referred to this office, and, in reply, I have to state that your name is among the number returned by the agent as having signified their intention to become citizens of the United States within the period stipulated in the treaty. The whole duty of locating the reservations under the Choctaw treaty has been confided to G. W. Martin, Esq., and copies of the registers have been forwarded to him. You can...

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Letter from Department of War April 8, 1834

23 Congress No. 1230 1stSession In Relation To The Location Of Reservations Under The Choctaw Treaty Of The 27th Of September, 1830. Communicated To The Senate April 11, 1834. DEPARTMENT OF WAR April 8, 1834. SIR: I have the honor to communicate a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with accompanying documents, containing the information called for by the resolutions of the Senate of the 3d of March, in relation to the location of reservations under the treaty with the Choctaws of September 27th, 1830.      I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,   LEWIS CASS Hon. MARTIN VAN BUREN, President of the Senate. DEPARTMENT OF WAR, Office Indian Affairs, April 8, 1834.      SIR: In compliance with the first resolution of the Senate of the 3d ult., I have the honor to state that William Trahern, Esq., was appointed to locate the reservations for orphans under the 19th article of the treaty with the Choctaws of 27th September, 1830, and Col. George W. Martin to locate the other reservation granted in the same treaty. I transmit, herewith, copies of the instructions to these gentlemen, and of the correspondence between them and this department, and between this department and other persons, touching the locations of said reservations, and the manner in which the duties of these agents have been performed. I also lay before you, in conformity with...

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Captains entitled to the additional half section, Nitachacha District

No. Names. Number of acres cultivated. Entitled as Captains Number of acres. 1. Big Ax, (Six Town) 5 320 400 2 Toshpabe 3 320 400 3 Tikbarnchabubbee 8 320 400 4 Onabi 1½ 320 820 5 Nakishtabi 1¼ 320 320 6 Pashishtikabi 7 320 400 7 Otikuihacho 9 320 400 8 Kawalichabi 6 320 400 9 Hoshisbimataha 3 320 400 10 Hopaiahoma 12 320 480 11 Captain Lakto 8 320 400 12 Ittotahoma 4 320 400 13 Ittotechahabi 3 320 400 14 Ibakahabi 2 320 400 15 Kaniyohikabi, or Hitch Charly 4 320 400 16 Hopaiishtonaki 8 320 400 17 Tashholata .. 320 320 18 Big Ax 20 320 640 19 Bob 2 321 400 20 Imoklashahoma 8 320 400 21 Koaboma 12 320 480 22 Red Cedar 8 320 400 23 Nittahoma 12 320 480 24 Hopaiatabi 20 320 640 25 Pashahama 8 320 400 26 Pisahokatabi 6 320 400 27 Tashiyaholtatta 20 320 600 28 Chahtamitaha 18 320 480 29 Hopaihimata 12 320 480 30 Acitahoma .. 320 320  I do hereby certify that the above named persons were captains in my district at the time of the treaty made at Dancing Rabbit creek, on the 25th September, 1830, and that a list of their names was furnished by me to F. W. Armstrong, when called on, for the purpose of allowing the additional half section, as...

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Choctaw orphan children, and their parents, in Nitachacha’s district.

Register of the names of Choctaw orphan children, and their parents, as far as can be ascertained, which are to be provided for by a provision in the Choctaw treaty of 1830, in Nittachachi’s district. No. Name of Orphans Sex Name of Parents Gen. Remarks 1 Wascomme male Ponchemastubbee . 2 Achecautubbee male Pochehokete . 3 Tahonah female Apehache – Tewakayo . 4 Elieshabbee male Shaphahhomah Mother’s name unknown. 5 Iatohah female Imistonabbee – Pootahoka Mother no father 6 Uahakah male Eliimme . 7 Maasontimah female Ponchahomah  – Istantonah . 8 Maleshabbee male Onahhopiah – Istonah . 9 Muckonah female Tishoanchahah – Onahoyo . 10 Achookmahoyo female Onwokabbee – Nooatimah . 11 Pallamme female Elastubbee – Tonah . 12 Pesahbunah male Nokwahomah – Istimiah . 13 Apaghtabbee male Wakanahomah – Hoolbahoka . 14 Mahahhonah female Shekopeabbee – Ulbegehoyo . 15 Funabbee male Nookchahatubbee .. 16 Nooahhomah female Kunneahoka . 17 Elapyuah male Jattubbee – Tahoka . 18 Nonka female Kunneatubbee . 19 Lusunn female Outimah . 20 Echafahoka female Teskeonabbee – Hootimasah . 21 Jim Onefoot male Poneheswakaah – Stonah . 22 Noonatubbee male Opohola – Imahatona . 23 Nontimah female Mushulekah – Pullehoyo . 24 Holetopah male Cheletambee – Manley 25 Achafatiah male Itteheshe . 26 Atokowah male Onahonah . 27 William Garland male Betsey Garland Mother no father 28 Lapahoka female Hochah – Tullewa . 29 Elanola...

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Choctaw orphan children, and their parents, in Leflore’s district.

Register of the names of Choctaw orphan children, and their parents, as far as can be ascertained, which are to be provided for by a provision in the Choctaw treaty of 1830, in Leflore’s district.* No. Names of orphans. Sex. Names of parents Remarks. 1 Phelemoontubbee Male Cannautubbee . 2 Timohoka Female Yenonlahonah . 3 Illayamomo Male Nockestiah -Imahatimah . 4 Longsnake Male Alichhomah Wife or mother not known. 5 Emusheah Female . . 6 Marco Male Estocha . 7 Baley Male – Mentoney . 8 Ayofatah Male . Yenontubbee . 9 Lapatomah Female Armentoklee . 10 Preston Male Abapesah . 11 Unocabbee Male Toolee . 12 Barton Male – Ahocatubbee – Gohonah . 13 Washington Trahern Male – Wesley Trahern Mother’s name not known. 14 Letha Trahern Female — . 15 Wesley Collins Male Charles Collins – Polly Collins . 16 Atollee Male Pataleche . 17 Acagola Male Chenoke . 18 Pesamantubbee Male Mesatubbee – Mesiah . 19 Silace Male Isaac . 20 James Gray Male Ishtohoyo . 21 Imma Female Shacopa – Tullowah . 22 Pucatubbee Male Chobremme – Taheally . 23 Hobutayo Male Hewoarto Mother not known 24 Jahuplubbee Male Hotubbee . 25 Leabbee Male Sully . 26 Tohonabbee Male Tuskeakoyo – Canneahoka . 27 Tapelah Female Netah – Temioka . 28 Hotimah Female Imatubbee – Tuskohoyo . 29 Nockishnooah Male Onohaja – Tihache . 30...

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Choctaw orphan Children and their parents, in the Mingo Mushulatubbe’s District

Register of the names of Choctaw orphan Children and their parents, as far as can be ascertained, which are to be provided for by a provision of the Choctaw treaty of 1830 in the Mushulatubbee’s District No. Orphans Mame Sex Parents Name Remarks 1 Tishu male Sashtubbee  . 2 Shahoye female Ahoye (wife)  . 3 Kawabbee male  —-  . 4 Shoshconchubbee male Nockahomah – Ishtaiye (wife)  . 5 Ishihoyo female Tolabbee  . 6 Tishliotabbee male Itowallee (wife)  . 7 Pesanohotubbee male  —–  . 8 Olohoshtubbee male Imnabbee  . 9 John Pope male Chillechi  . 10 Nooaka female Taninchubbee – Hoyoke  . 11 Okestulluah female Ashookhomah  . 12 Achookmahonah female Shaumaye  . 13 Kanotimah female Abinsa  . 14 Poohah female Holletimah  . 15 Lapimethtabbee male Chookfa  . 16 Anloopabbee male Peyake  . 17 Pesahhocatubbee male Chufakaloopah  . 18 Hopiatubbee male Shuckti  . 19 Ounohocatubbee male Mushlatolabbee – Okesliolas (wife)  . 20 Yaholabbee male Oshtatemah  . 21 Latu male Hopeatonah  . 22 Imokleche male Intolah – Fullepoyo  . 23 Mishumintubbee male Intolabbee  . 24 Pootah male Alatimah  . 25 Konchetimah female Laichi – Patitomo  . 26 Anooahtimah female Nockneche  . – Ilamecheoka female Anolehoyo  . 27 Oklahimah female Maketiah  . 28 Yohla female Ishalemanoka  . 29 Kammala female Illihocklo  . 30 Illappolo male Malipoka  . 31 Choolabbee male Oklatubbee – Okhono  . 32 Elafenabbee male Chahola – Shapiathonah  . 33 Onatonah...

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Captains entitled to the additional half section, Mushulatubbe’s district

MUSHULATUBBE A list of the Captains entitled to the additional half section, under the nineteenth article of the treaty, in Mushulatubbe’s district Names. Number of acres cultivated Entitled as Captains Total number of Acres Holabe 14 320 480 Adam Fulsom 20 320 640 Joseph Kincade 22 320 640 Suba, or Horse 9 320 320 Talking Warrior 12 320 480 Pistabe 10 320 320 Koehoma 14 320 490 Tanahacho 6 320 320 Isaac James 20 320 640 Sockatubbee 15 320 480 Hoshehoma 12 320 480 Immeleche 14 320 480 Atamemastubbe 12 320 480 Holba 15 320 480 Nashbanawa 12 320 480 Tushkahacho 7 320 320 Jerry Fulsom 30 320 800 Matabee 13 320 480 Stonakehega 7 320 320 Lowachubbee 14 320 480 John Ward 30 320 800 Hockloontubbe 14 320 480 Hoahopia 8 320 320 Howatubbe 8 320 320 Halala 5 320 320 Ochinchahoma 12 320 480 Tishoseleta 10 320 320 Shapanshahubbee 6 320 320 Osbehoma 6 320 320 Oshasheopia 3 320 320 I do hereby certify, that the above named persons were captains in my district at the time the treaty was made at Dancing Rabbit creek , on the 25th September, 1830 and that a list of their names were furnished by me to F. W. Armstrong, when called on, for the purpose of allowing the additional half sections, as provided for in the treaty. Dated at the...

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