Thursday, June 30, 2011

Timeline Thursday-Blacks Among the Five Civilized Tribes 1890-1896


February 1890-National Women Suffrage Association and American Women Suffrage .Association merge to form the national American Women Suffrage Association.

March 1890-Commissioner Wallace denies the report that he has enrolled 44,570 Negroes. However he has applications to admit about nine thousand to citizenship.

April 1890-Commissioner Wallace is using the authenticated rolls of the Cherokee Nation for his guidance in determining who of the Negro people are to be recognized as citizens.

July 1890-Sherman Anti-trust Law enacted to help restore the institutions of government to their rightful owners.

November 1890- J. Milton Turner (Black Attorney from St. Louis, MO) has a contract to prosecute all claims of the Freedmen against the Cherokee nation is false according to Lester Foreman, president of he Freedmen brotherhood.

March 1891-Immigration protest; The “Guthrie News”, advises against the large influx of Negroes to Logan County

November 1891-The Choctaws are driving the Negroes out of that nation; any one employing a colored servant is subject to a $50.00 fine.

June 1892-Death of Negro outlaw, Bob Leslie

October 1892-The Secretary of the Interior states that a schedule will be made of all freedmen who were left off the Wallace roll but have been recognized in the hands of Agent Bennett for payment this month.

Benjamin Harrison~1889-1893; (1833-1901)

November 1893-The U.S. Congress authorized Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes. Former U.S. Sen. Henry Dawes of MA was named chairman.

December 1893-There is not a colored man in Blackwell

March 1894-A campaign against marriages between white and colored people was announced by the “Lexington Leader”, Lexington newspaper

June 1894-A controversy arising from an article by the Kingfisher Free Press in which the editor insists upon social and political fairness towards the colored race

July 1894-Lynching and Race Riot, murder in Monett

July 1894-Chickasaw Nation; The act in congress to adopt the Negroes of the Chickasaw Nation is given.

March 1895-The Freedmen case comes up again. Ike Rogers still insists on a compromise if possible. “I would like to know who has more right to settle this question than the Cherokee and Freedmen.”

March 1895-The adopted colored people of the Cherokee Nation learn they have won their case against the Cherokee Nation and will receive a share of the strip money.

June 1895-The Attorney General issued a proclamation notifying all Negroes on the Osage Indian reservation to leave the premises before July 01, 1895

April 1896-Perkins, a Negro, who ran on the Republican ticket for police judge of Guthrie, received 100 votes in excess of the total Negro vote in Guthrie.


May 1896-The colored people of the territory are said to be in a most prosperous condition, despite all predictions to the contrary

June 1896-The Freedmen Commission will hold a session at Vinita

June 1896-The Secretary of Interior has made a decision to the effect that all Choctaw freedmen, born since the treaty of 1866, are citizens of the United States

July 1896-Congress expanded commission's authority to include determining who belonged on Five Tribes rolls.

August 1896-Judge Adams chief justice of the Creek Nation Supreme Court, says the Negroes are not citizens of the Creek Nation

August 1896-The colored people celebrated Emancipation Day in El Reno Tuesday, in true American style.

August 1896-Rev. Cameron and J. R. Fulbright held a debate on the morals of the colored people, at the Emancipation celebration

September 1896-- Nearly 75,000 apply to be added to the Dawes Rolls; all but 2,075 were rejected.

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