Sunday, November 13, 2011

This Week in Indian Territory November 13-20


“How much Negro wealth went into the building of Oklahoma?
It is only exceeded by the sweat, toil, and tears of … slaves’ free labor of more than 250 years!” Buck Franklin COLBERT, “My Life and an Era”



November 19, 1828
Religious Disturbance-General Council Edward Gunter, slave whipping.


November 17, 1895
A colored normal school and industrial institute is to be established three miles west of Choctaw City. Prof. J. D. Randolph has been elected president.


November 13, 1890
The published report hat J. Milton Turner has a contract to prosecute all claims of the Freedmen against the Cherokee nation is false according to Lester Foreman, president of the Freedmen brotherhood


November 16, 1900
A colony of 100 negroes from Texas has purchased 1,000 acres of land near Wellston, Okla., which they will divide into cotton patches. The first contingent of the colony arrived this week about 150 strong. They come from Grimes County, Texas and more are on the road.


November 15, 1902
The Freedmen roll report was submitted to Hon. T. W. Buffington, Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation and signed by” Attys. L. B. Bell, W . W. Hastings and J. S. Davenport.


November 14, 1906
Brownsville Riot; United States Troops disarmed. 

November 14, 1902

Cherokee Payment; Delaware Indians, Shawnee Indians and Adopted Whites

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