Friday, May 4, 2012

This Week in Indian Territory April 8-14

“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 14, 1907 p6c5&6
April 10, 1879-The Choctaws and Chickasaws paid the U. S. Government $300,000 to remove the Negroes from their nations in 1866. A commission will meet at Caddo April 14th 1879, urge fulfillment of contract. The commission is named in this announcement.

April 10, 1890-Commissioner Wallace is using the authenticated rolls of the Cherokee Nation for his guidance in determining who of the Negroes people are to be recognized as citizens.

April 11, 1891-Cleveland County; White Race, Segregation; schools

April 08, 1897-Agent Dixon has moved the place of disbursing freedman’s fund from Hayden to Fort Gibson and will begin payment Saturday or Monday. About $350,000 will be paid out at Ft. Gibson.

April 11, 1901-The enrollment of the Cherokee Freedmen progresses smoothly. Col. T. B. Needles of the Dawes Commission is in charge.

April 10, 1902-Guthrie, April 08. Negroes at Lawton have been warned to leave town, and the city is wild with excitement. A race war is imminent. Trouble arose over efforts to prevent Negroes from voting. Governor Ferguson has promised to send troops to quell the disturbance.

April 12, 1902-Freedmen enrollment; Dawes Commission, Creek Indians.

April 14, 1904-Freedmen; Census Intermarried Citizens, Five Civilized Tribes.

April 09, 1908-Segregaton; Insane asylum

April 09, 1908-Muskogee; Since the “Jim Crow” law went into effect in Oklahoma it has been observed that the Negroes established a boycott on the street car company.

April 10, 1908-Guthrie School Board Appointment; Negroes.

April 09, 1914-Approximately 500 Oklahoma Negroes, who were encamped at Galveston, Texas waiting for the steamship (C)urityba to take them to Africa under the direction of Chief Alfred C. Sam, were ordered to move outside the city. They do not know when the (C)urityba will arrive. 

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