Topic: Mississippi Choctaw

Choctaw Citizenship Litigation

This is a letter from P. J. Hurley, National Attorney for the Choctaw Nation. In this letter he describes in Parts 1-14 the services he performed in Citizenship Cases during the entire term of his employment as attorney for the Choctaw Nation. You will find as you read the different parts of this book there is repetition of some of the work done. For those of you searching for Mississippi Choctaw families denied under Article 14 of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, a better insight as how and why this happened.

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Dumas Brief for Applicants

Charles von Weise Attorney at Law Tishomingo (Muskogee is crossed out) Ind. Ter. July 12, 1903 I was Principal Law Clerk of the Mississippi Choctaw Legal Department at the time the case of Scott S. Dumas et al. as MCR 4006 was decided and at that time I directed Charles M. Wrigley, one of the law clerks in my dept. to write a decision in said case, but first to prepare a brief of the evidence offered by the applicants for the purpose of proving an attempted compliance on the part of their ancestors. This brief I submitted to Mr. P(?) B. Hopkins, Chief Law Clerk of the Commission, and suggested that it was the opinion of Mr. Wrigley and myself that the applicants had made a fairly good case on the point of an attempted compliance and in our opinion should be given the benefit of a doubt and a decision written in their favor, but that the records failed to show that any persons bearing the names as borne by their ancestors had ever attempted to comply. My instructions from Mr. Hopkins at that time was to write a decision denying applicants if their ancestors did not appear on the records as having complied or attempted to have complied as the (Dawes) Commission was adverse to identifying parties who could not trace their descent back to someone...

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Society of Mississippi Choctaw 1914

These records came from the National Archives and the list was posted in the newspaper in Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi in November of 1935. Attempts have been made to establish just what this Society is, but to date we have not obtained that information. The information for these pages was contributed by Jackie Matte, author of They Say the Wind is Red, Pat Creel-Kendrick, and Dusty. We thank them for allowing us to provide our readers with this valuable Choctaw history. Surname A Member Name Spouse Date of Marriage Address Sarah Young Abbley widow (Fritz Abbley) 1888 Biloxi, Miss. Sarah E. Bosarge Andrews Marion Andrews 1902 Bayou Labatre, Ala. Minnie Lee Bosarge Andrews Emmit Andrews 1895 Bayou Labatre, Ala. William E. Akridge Daisie Daughtery 1905 Bayou Labatre, Ala. Claral Bosarge Akridge Louis B. Akridge 1884 Bayou Labatre, Ala. Armenia Bosarge Andrews John Andrews 1871 Bayou Labatre, Ala. Fannie Andrews Arnett Joe Arnett 1886 Bayou Labatre, Ala. Surname B Member Name Spouse Date of Marriage Address William Franklin Bellais Charlotte King* 1910 Ocean Springs, Miss. Decatur P. Bond Fannie M. Hickman 1870 Powers, Miss. Marion Bond Mariah Crawford 1859 Wisdom, Miss. Seth H. Bond Sarah Johnson 1891 Beatrice, Miss. Jesse H. Bond Mary D. Williams 1903 Saucier, Miss Mills T. Bond Unmarried Saucier, Miss. John Carrol (Hard To Read) Bond Unmarried McHenry, Miss. Russell Bond Amelia Johnson 1892 McHenry, Miss. Bessie Golman Bosarge...

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Act of June 21, 1906

Public Number 258 AN ACT Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, and in full compensation for all offices the salaries for which are specially provided for herein for the service of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nine teen hundred and seven, namely: To enable the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to take action to suppress the traffic of intoxicating liquors among Indians, twenty-five thousand dollars, fifteen thousand dollars of which to be used exclusively in the Indian Territory and Oklahoma. Indian Territory For pay of Indian agent at the Union Agency, Indian Territory, three thousand dollars. For special clerical force in the office of the United States Indian agent, Union Agency, and miscellaneous expenses in connection with entering of remittances received in account of payments of town lots and issuance...

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Act of June 7, 1897

30 Stat. L. 83 For salaries of the commissioners appointed under acts of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, to negotiate with the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory, twenty-five thousand dollars; for expenses of commissioners and necessary expenses of employees, ten thousand dollars, of which sum so much as may be necessary for expenses of employees for eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, to be immediately available: Provided, That two dollars per diem for expenses of a clerk detailed as special disbursing agent from date of original detail by Interior Department, while on duty with the Commission, shall be paid there from ; for clerical help, including secretary of Commission, five thou sand six hundred dollars ; for contingent expenses of the Commission, one thousand four hundred dollars ; in all, forty-two thousand dollars: Provided, That out of the appropriations for salaries and expenses of said commissioners for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and prior years, there shall be paid for services heretofore performed, to F. E. Willie, twenty-seven dollars; A. W. Dickey, thirty-nine dollars ; W. H. McClendon, thirty-three dollars; Henry Stroup, five hundred dollars; N. L. Steele, one hundred dollars: And provided further, The disbursing agent of said Commission may reimburse A. S. McKennon out of said fund fifty dollars heretofore paid by...

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Identified Mississippi Choctaw in 1902

List of persons whose names appear on Identification Roll of Mississippi Choctaws prepared by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, and approved by the Secretary of the Interior under the provisions of the Act of June 28, 1898 (30 Stat. L.,495) but who were not enrolled on the final rolls of the Mississippi Choctaws entitled to allotments in the Choctaw Nation under the provisions of the Act of July 1, 1902 (32 State. L.,641).

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Mississippi Choctaw Claims

Statement of the delegates of the Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana Choctaw Council with reference to the following subjects: First the nature of their claims. Second the proposed legislation now pending before Congress. Third the need for relief. Fourth, the approval of their general contract.

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Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

This section of our website is being created for those who have searched in vain for their Mississippi Choctaw Ancestors. Many knowledgeable people have contributed information to help you find these missing ancestors. Because of the controversy of the Article 14 Claimants it may not be possible to establish tribal affiliation, but with the help of so many it may be possible to prove that your family was indeed Native American.

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Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, Article 14 History

This section of our website is being created for those who have searched in vain for their Mississippi Choctaw Ancestors.  Many knowledgeable people have contributed information to help you find these missing ancestors.  Because of the controversy of the Article 14 Claimants it may not be possible to establish tribal affiliation, but with the help of so many it may be possible to prove that your family was indeed Native American. We are providing the information we find here to give you the opportunity to search the best possible places to find your ancestors.  Many articles, books and lists have been made in regards to the Mississippi Choctaw and we are finding more as we search. In time hopefully you will find the information you need to establish your family connection. We are providing you with many forms of research, places to search, how to search, most of us do not do research for others, but can provide you with names of people who do research for a fee. Choctaw Mixed Bloods and the Advent of Removal – by Samuel James Wells, dissertation, 1987. A Col. William Ward’s Register – American State Papers, Volume 8, Public lands, Page 689 Memorial Of The Full-Blood Mississippi Choctaws Relative To Their Rights In The Choctaw Nation Armstrong Rolls Letters and Correspondence Concerning the Armstrong Roll Understanding the Armstrong Roll Mississippi Choctaw Indians...

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