Tuesday, March 13, 2012

This Week in Indian Territory ~ March 11-17


 “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 March 16, 1899 
March 13, 1890 – The negro citizens are being warned not to take less than what the 1883 per capita payment amounted to ($15.50) for their certificates, or the right of participation in the coming payment. Congress and the Department of the Interior intended to equalize the distribution of funds and passed the $75,000 act with worth considering by the negroes that no effort has been made to beat down and buy the Shawnee and the Delaware claims. They (the negroes) alone are subjected to this treatment

March 13, 1890 – Commissioner Wallace denies the report that he has enrolled 44,570 negroes. However he has applications to admit about nine thousand to citizenship

March 07, 1891 – Immigration protest; The “Guthrie News”, advises against the large influx of Negroes to Logan County

March 11, 1899 – A Negro Colony departed, March 10, for Liberia, Africa. About 30 are from various parts of the territory.

March 11, 1904 – Report on enrollment; Negroes, Indians

Indian Chieftain March 14, 1901 
March 12, 1904 – The house passed a bill removing restriction from citizens in the Creek tribe not of Creek blood. That is giving the freedmen among the Creeks rights to allotments. 5000 of the 15000 allotees (sic) in the Creek Nation are freedmen and are the principal ones affected.

March 13, 1904 – National Republican Convention, negro demand.

March 12, 1902 – Jim Crow sentiment was injected into a senate bill providing for the uniformity of marriage Wednesday. It prohibits the intermarriage of persons of the white and negro races.

March 17, 1904 – An editorial on the Indians dislike for Negroes. The prejudice against the negro is less severe among the Creeks and Seminoles because many of the members of these tribes have negro blood in their veins.

March 14, 1901 – Chief T. M. Buffington has a difficult and delicate task to perform in the appointment of an attorney to represent the nation before the Dawes Commission in making the roll of Cherokee Freedmen.

March 16, 1881Garfield, James A., Inaugural Address and Indian Rights

March 15, 1884 – Substance of an act to adopt the freedmen of the Choctaw Nation, enacted May 21, 1883

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