Sunday, February 19, 2012

This Week in Indian Territory February 19-25

“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”

February 19, 1894 – “Kingfisher Free Press” article on Racial Affairs

February 19, 1897 – Beginning at Hayden, I. T., February 16, $1,000,000 will be distributed to freedmen, by James G. Dickson, representing the government.

February 19, 1897 – Separate Schools; Editorial; Whites
February 20, 1902 – Attorney’s Cherokee Bill, Thomas, John R. (Judge); Hutchings, W. T. (Judge); West (Judge) Parker, I. C. (Judge) Fees

February 20, 1904 – Choctaw Nation; Republicans

February 20, 1908 – “Jim Crow” Law Railroads; Separate Cars; Injunctions

February 20, 1914 – Taxation; allotment

February 22, 1894 – Homesteaders Resolution

February 22, 1907 – Roberts, George; Allotment heirs

February 23, 1905 – Riots; Muskogee

February 25, 1897 – The government has begun the payment of $800,000 to the 4,800 freedmen of the Cherokee Strip

February 25, 1897Preston, Elridge; Murder; Lynching

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.

February 25, 1904 – Equal Rights Association; Kingfisher County

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