Sunday, January 8, 2012

This Week in Indian Territory January 8-14

“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”

Indian Chieftain January 14, 1897 p2 c3
January 11, 1895 – Governor Wm. C. Renfrow; Provisions in legislature concerning education and Negroes

January 14, 1897 – Payments; Cherokee Nation, Dew Moore Wisdom, Reports: Dew Moore Wisdom, United States Indian Agent, says he does not know when the Freedmen payment in the Cherokee Nation will begin or who will be their paymaster.

January 13, 1898 – A gang of looters of Tahlequah are trying to explain the $400,000 Negro compromise steal.

January 13, 1900 – Overton, I. T., has about 500 people, all Negroes. All the officials including the postmaster, mayor and town marshals are Negroes.

January 13, 1911 – Taxation/Land Rights: Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Nation

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