Sunday, November 27, 2011

This Week in Indian Territory November 27-December 03

“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 Dec.2, 1902 p2c3 (Excerpt)
November 30, 1905
The Secretary of the Interior has reversed the decision of the commission to the Five Civilized Tribes and ordered Henry Rider, Josie Alberty and others enrolled as Cherokee freedmen. The Cherokee Nation has made a vigorous fight against the enrollment of these freedmen.

December 02, 1908
Guthrie, Dec. 01. The Oklahoma Supreme Court took another rap at the Interior Department, when it decided that a lease given by a Creek freedman subsequent the act of April 21, 1904, which removed the restrictions from the alienation of lands of allottees not of Indian blood.

November 29, 1891
The Choctaws are driving the Negroes out of that nation any one employing a colored servant is subject to a $50.00 fine.

November 29, 1900
The “Wellston News” says it is not true that a colony of Negroes purchased a large tract of land near Wellston for cotton raising.

November 29, 1906
The Secretary of Interior department decides that all Negroes of the Choctaw Nation who are known as freedmen, under 21 years and who were living on Nov. 04, 1906 are entitled to a place on rolls.

November 28, 1909
An article on slavery and the congress of the United States is given. 

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