Department of the Interior,
Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes.

In the matter of the application for the enrollment of Queen Watkins et al. as citizens by intermarriage of the Cherokee Nation.

Decision

The Records of this office show: That prior to October 31, 1902, applications were received by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes for the enrollment as citizens by intermarriage of the Cherokee Nation of the following named persons whose names appear upon the partial roll of Cherokee citizens, approved by the Secretary of the Interior, opposite the numbers following their respective name:

The following is a list of people who were denied citizenship in the Cherokee Nation by which they tried to claim through intermarriage.

The Records Further Show:

That said persons possess no right to enrollment as citizen of the Cherokee Nation other than by intermarriage, and that no one of said persons claims to have been married to a citizen by blood of the Cherokee Nation prior to November 1, 1875. The name of no one of said persons is identified on the Cherokee authenticated roll of 1880.

It Is Therefore Ordered And Adjudged:

That in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, dated November 5. 1900, in the cases of Daniel Red Bird et al, vs. the United States, Nos, 125, 126, 127 and 128, said applicants are not entitled, under the provisions of Section 21, of the Act of Congress approved June 28, 1898 (30 Stats., 495), to enrollment as citizens by intermarriage of the Cherokee Nation, and their applications for enrollment as such are accordingly denied.

Dated at Muskogee, Indian Territory,

this January 10, 1907.

Consult Further:

  1. Cherokee Intermarriage Cases
  2. Intermarried-Whites in the Cherokee Nation between the Years 1865 and 1887
  3. Daniel Red Bird et al., Citizens of the Cherokee Nation by Blood, Appts.