Sunday, February 26, 2012

This Week in Indian Territory February 26-March 3


“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 27, 1896 – A letter written to the “Chieftain” giving the exact terms of the settlement of the case of Moses Whitmire, trustee of the freedmen of the Cherokee Nation, against the Cherokee Nation in the U. S. Court of claims in Washington.

February 23, 1908 – “Jim Crow Law”; Redbird Riot

February 27, 1908 – Jim Crow Law: Supreme Court; Contribution

February 26, 1913 – Legislation: Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians; Fees

March 01, 1884 – Extracts from a letter of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Choctaw Delegation, stating his objection to the Freedmen’s bill as passed by the Choctaw Council, also the reply of the Choctaw Delegation to his objections are given

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