Monday, April 2, 2012

This Week in Indian Territory ~ April 1-7

“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”

Daily Ardmoreite April 5, 1907 p6c3

Indian Champion April 5, 1884 p4c4-5
April 05, 1884-A bill by J. F. McCurtain, Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation, to provide for the registration of the freedmen of the Nation, under the third article of the treaty of 1866, between the U. S. and the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations is given.

April 05, 1890-Oklahoma Journal: The estimated population of Negroes in Oklahoma is 2,600 persons.

April 04, 1899-Creek Indian allotment; freedmen

April 05, 1900-Freedmen Legislation; Citizenship Chickasaw Nation; Court of Claims; Jones Bill

April 04, 1901-If the Interior Department would inspire confidence in the Cherokee people in the honesty of the great work of making the Freedmen roll now in progress, Hoolie Bell and Bob Kern would both be barred from appearing before the Dawes Commission in the capacity of attorneys.

April 06, 1901-Dawes Commission; freedmen enrollment, Buffington, T. M.; Kern, Robert H.
Indian Chieftain April 2, 1896 p2c5

April 06, 1901-Cherokee Freedmen enrollment; Dawes Commission, Judge Schrimsher

April 06, 1904-Negro Elections; Republicans, Copers, John (Negro), Bradley, C. H. (Negro).

April 07, 1904-Freedmen; Indian Appropriation Bill; Land Restrictions, Adopted Whites.

April 07, 1905-Negro officials are a thing of the past in Guthrie. After sixteen years of darkness, every official is a white man in Guthrie.

April 04, 1907-A vigilance committee of the citizens of Waurika posted notices to the Negroes to vacate the community within twenty four hours.
April 07, 1917-Military training for Negroes will be fought in Congress. Southern congressmen want the Negro exempted from military service.