“How much Negro wealth went into the building of
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”
February 20, 1914 – Taxation; allotment
February 25, 1904 – South McAlester: A decision handed down by Judge McKenna affirming the lower courts decision in the Chickasaw freedmen case, rendering a judgment for the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations for over $7,000,000. The litigation grew out of the law which gave the descendents of slaves owned by the Indians rights to partake in the allotment of lands.