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Choctaw Indians -- Government relations

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Wright Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-688
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Typescripts of messages, proclamations, and statements 81868-1880) made by Wright as Principal Chief of the Choctaw nation to the General Council; typescripts of Wright's letters to the editor of the VINDICATOR and other newspapers, all regarding governmental issues of the Choctaw Nation. Also included are session minutes (1886-1900) of the Tali Hekia Presbyterian Church, Blue County, Indian Territory and Sunday School attendence records (1925-1926) of the Presbyterian Church, Wapanucka, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1866-1930

Frank Phillips Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1133
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints, copy prints and glass plate negatives of the Apache, Comanche, Delaware, Temeculz, Kawaiisu, Creek, Umatilla, Chippewa, Paiute, Sioux, Oto, Choctaw, Pawnee, Osage, Ponca, Mohave, Kickapoo, Taos, Pueblo, Yuma, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Crow, Navajo, Kiowa, Tonkawa, Sac and Fox, Kalispel, Kutenai, Flathead, Spokan, Attu, Quileute, Seminole, Wasco, Modoc, Shasta, Yakima, Shoshoni, Kiowa-Apache, Skitswish, Cheyenne, Shawnee, Nez Perce, Arapaho, Caddo, Wichita, Yakima, Makah, and Blackfoot Indians. Also includes images of mining, the oil industry, the military, agriculture, the range cattle industry, education, and transportation in Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma state, and Indian Territory. Scenes of the towns of McAlester, Edmond, Alva, Weatherford, Pawhuska, Clairemore, Ponca City, Purcell, Duncan, Noble, Lexington, Shawnee, Beaver. Plainview, Lavern, Henryetta, Atoka, Tahlequah, Guthrie, Tishomingo, and Eufaula are included. In addition the first year of...
Dates: 1870-1930

George Nelson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-435
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Interpreter. Personal correspondence, land records for allotments in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, lists of allotments available for coal leases, files on government aid to destitute Indians, and a catechism written in the Choctaw language. George Nelson Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1908-1944

George Nelson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1438
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of George Nelson, a Choctaw Indians who was an interpreter for the United States Indian Service at McAlester, Oklahoma. George Nelson Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: unknown

George W. Scott Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1088
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Indian statesman. Correspondence (1904-1909) regarding various political issues in the Choctaw Nation, including Oklahoma statehood, the Indians' separate statehood movement, and Governor Green McCurtain.
Dates: 1904-1909

Gilbert Wesley Dukes Collection

 Collection — Box D-29
Identifier: WHC-M-174
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Typescripts of correspondence written during Dukes' tenure as Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation and relating to leases, stockraising, and Choctaw schools, together with speeches, biographical information, and political writings reflecting the problems involved in the transition from tribal government to territorial and ultimately state jurisdiction.
Dates: 1877-1905

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1916

Green McCurtain Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1171
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of the McCurtain and Scott families. Also included are scenes of ranching, schools, and the towns of Stigler, Tuskahoma, Muskogee, Kinta, McAlester, and Atoka, Indian Territory. Green McCurtain Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1880-1950

Hobert Otho Boggs Collection

 Collection — Box B-59
Identifier: WHC-M-748
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Photocopies of an occupation permit (1889) from the Choctaw Nation, a sales brochure (n.d.) from the Sacred Heart Abbey (Okla.), a letter (1845) from George Harkins describing conditions among the Choctaws since their removal from Mississippi to Indian Territory, and a letter (1874) from Peter Pitchlynn to his nephew W.B. Pitchlynn regarding Choctaw politics. Hobert Boggs Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1830-1889

Hobert Otho Boggs Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1578
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Choctaw Indians, including studio protraits, the Choctaw Lighthorse, schools, and tribal government officials. The collection also includes photographs of participants in the Choctaw conflict known as the Locke-Jones War or the Antlers War, along with scenes of the towns of McAlester, Antlers, and Ti, Indian Territory. Hobert Otho Boggs Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1880-1900

John Alley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-7
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University of Oklahoma professor. Letter (1912) to Alley from Victor M. Locke, Jr., Principal Chief of the Choctaws, listing present and former Principal Chiefs of the Five Civilized Tribes, and discussing the status of the Choctaw government; a manuscript entitled "For the First Time, the True Story of the Last Oklahoma Indian Uprising as Told by the Man who Put it Down" as related to Alley by Col. Roy V. Hoffman of the Oklahoma National Guard; Hoffman's official reports concerning that uprising, also known as the Crazy Snake Rebellion, along with Governor Charles N. Haskell's orders; material concerning Kingfisher College; documents about the Dalton family; and miscellaneous research notes and correspondence. John Alley Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1940

Lee W. Folsom Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-201
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Journalist. Folsom family correspondence; a notebook used by Folsom as a student at Atoka Baptist Seminary; and papers relating to his journalism career at the Atoka INDIAN CITIZEN. The collection includes annual reports (1895-1900) of the U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners; a copy of the acts and resolutions (1897) of the General Council of the Choctaw Nation; two volumes of a hymnal written in Choctaw; two copies of the "Laws of the Choctaw Nation" (1886-1891) written in English and Choctaw; a Choctaw New Testament; a Choctaw Pentateuch (1867); and a letter (1885) in Choctaw from Alfred Folsom to Rev. Rainie Winthrop.
Dates: 1867-1910

Madeline Czarina Colbert Conlan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-928
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Historian. Manuscripts by Conlan reflecting the histories and cultures of numerous Indian tribes, the Choctaw Indians in particular, from 1756 to 1932; and a textbook, published in Great Britain (1950).
Dates: 1932-1950

Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-495
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Choctaw Chief. Correspondence of Pitchlynn with prominent citizens and family members in the Choctaw Nation; personal journals (1815) and diary (1828-1832) of Pitchlynn; official reports (1825-1841) of the Choctaw Academy in Kentucky; and Pitchlynn family records (1806-1867). Also includes a signed copy of the articles of surrender and peace negotiated between the Choctaw Nation and the United States at the close of the Civil War, and extensive correspondence reflecting the state of the Choctaw Nation just prior to and during the Civil War years, with special regard to slavery. Peter Pitchlynn Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1815-1922

Sudie McAlester Barnes Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-29
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A diary (1880's) kept by Barnes while attending Baird College in Clinton, Missouri; along with letters to the Dawes Commission and the Choctaw Commissioners, from J.J. McAlester, founder of McAlester, Oklahoma, and a prominent figure in Territorial politics.
Dates: 1875-1920

W. D. Morrison and James Morrison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1233
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Historians. Research notes and related materials, many concerning Choctaw and Chickasaw tribal politics, allotment of lands, and Indian participation in the Civil War, gathered by the Morrisons for the purpose of writing a history of Bryan County, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1840-1920

Warren P. Chaney Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-95
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Government employee. Correspondence, memoirs, recollections, allotment records, Civil War papers, clippings and other materials relating to Indian Territory, reflecting Chaney's experiences while traveling through the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations as clerk in charge of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Allotment Division of the Dawes Commission. Warren P. Chaney Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1935