Sunday, January 29, 2012

This Week in Indian Territory January 29-February 04

“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”

Muskogee Cimeter Feb.01, 1906 p4c2
January 30, 1896 – Wallace Roll; Shawnee, Delaware and Cherokee Indians. Compromise

January 29, 1897 – Blackwell, OK Laborers protest

January 31, 1901 – Todd Bill; Segregation, school law,

February 01, 1900 – The Colored voters of Kingfisher make resolutions to be free and independent of all political parties and to cast their votes with the party recognizing their political rights. (Editors note: I HEARD THAT!)

February 01, 1901 – Dates and places for enrollment of Cherokee Freedmen by Dawes Commission

February 01, 1901 – Negroes, Creek Indians; Mixed blood

February 02, 1901 – Enrollment Cherokee Nation Census; Treaty (July 19, 1866)

February 02, 1907Muskogee, I. T., Feb. 01. The Negroes in the various states of the Union, as well as the Indian Territory and Oklahoma are bringing to bear all their political strength to hold up the Choctaw and Cherokee nations for more than 500,000 acres of land and to assist Webster Ballinger, Albert J. Lee and their associates win a $2,500, 000 fee.

February 02, 1912 – After pending nearly ten years in various courts, the United States Supreme Court ruled that fifteen hundred freedmen were not entitled to enrollment on the Cherokee rolls. Between two and three million dollars were saved for the Cherokees by this decision.

February 03, 1907 – Allotment Choctaw Nation, Chickasaw Nation

February 03, 1898 – Agent Wisdom instructed to make application of payment of a few Shawnee, Delaware and Cherokee freedmen.

February 04, 1904 – Statehood; Davenport, J. S.

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