Sunday, January 15, 2012

This Week in Indian Territory January 15 - 21

“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 15, 1891 p2c6
January 15, 1891 – (Act of Oct. 19, 1888) An article embracing the Act of Congress of October 19, 1888 (25 Statute, page 609) the sums to be appropriated by the Secretary of the Interior to distribute per capita first among such freedmen and their descendants as are mentioned in the 9th article of the treaty of July 19, 1866 Indians—Act of March 03, 1883 signed by Leo E. Bennett, United States Indian Agent
January 16, 1896 – Perry, OK schools rejections

“the sum of $75,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be by the Secretary of the Interior distributed per capita, first among such freedmen and their descendants as are mentioned in the ninth article of the treaty of July 19th, 1866, between the United States and the Cherokee Nation of Indians”

January 15, 1897 – The Negroes of the Territory meet in Guthrie Jan., 22 to discuss the school question.

January 17, 1903 – Land Division; adopted whites, Cherokee Nation

January 17, 1903 – An article on Roosevelt’s dilemma, relating to closing of the Indianola post office, and other cases involving the Negro question.

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