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Choctaw Indians -- Tribal government

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Choctaw Nation Papers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-105
Scope and Contents

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Legislation, laws and resolutions (1896-1910) of the Choctaw Nation; typescripts of newspaper articles (1868-1936) concerning elections, allotment of tribal lands, and the Dawes Commission; and four ledgers containing the journals and minutes (1902-1911) of the Choctaw National Council.

Dates: 1868-1936

D. C. McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Box M-46
Identifier: WHC-M-1078
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Indian statesman. Typescripts of newspaper articles regarding McCurtain and his views on issues confronting the Choctaw Nation.

Dates: 1899-1911

Edmond McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Box M-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1075
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Indian chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles containing McCurtain's annual messages to the Choctaw Nation General Council (1884-1886), letters by McCurtain to newspaper editors regarding various issues, and an obituary on McCurtain (1890).

Dates: 1875-1901

George Rainey Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1406
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Black and white copy prints of Arikara, Apache, Arapaho, Assiniboin, Blackfoot, Cayuse, Comanche, Crow, Cherokee, Cayuga, Chinook, Caddo, Choctaw, Chippewa, Cheyenne, Delaware, Hidatsa, Hopi, Iowa, Kaw, Kickapoo, Kichai, Kiowa, Klamath, Laguna, Moki, Modoc, Makah, Mandan, Makah, Mandan, Miami, Missouri, Nez Perce, Onadaga, Omaha, Oto, Osage, Paiute, Puyallup, Pawnee, Peoria, Papago, Potawatomi, Pueblo, Ponca, Quapaw, Quinault, Sac and Fox, Salish, Seminole, Seneca, Shawnee, Sioux, Shoshoni, Tuscarora, Umatilla, Ute, Walla Walla, Winnebago, Wyandotte, Yakima, Yuma, Yuchi, and Zuni Indians. George Rainey Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1848-1927

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

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 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

Jackson Frazier McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Box M-46
Identifier: WHC-M-1076
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Indian chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles (1875-1901) regarding McCurtain and his State of the Choctaw Nation speeches (1881-1883), made before the General Council of the Choctaw Nation while he was Principal Chief.

Dates: 1875-1901

Jacob Battiest Jackson Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1074
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Typescript of a newspaper article regarding Jackson's election as a Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation.

Dates: 1896

Jay L. Hargett Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1164
Scope and Contents

Black and white original and copy prints of Comanche, Kiowa, Wichita, Cheyenne, Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians. The collection includes scenes of the Choctaw tribal council house, Muskogee, Indian Territory, and the Goodland Indian School. Jay L. Hargett Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1890-1940

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

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

Melven Cornish Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1350
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Attorney. Case files (1903-1904) and letter books (1900-1905) from cases involving Choctaw and Chickasaw tribal citizenship claims; dockets (1903-1904) for the Southern and Central Divisions of the U.S. District Court for Indian Territory; an account book (1899) and a record book (1876) entitled "Proceedings of the Board of Chief Commissioners of the Court of Claims, Choctaw Nation"; along with clippings (1896-1907) and published court documents (1900-1940) relating to Choctaw and Chickasaw cases in U.S. courts. Cornish's law firm, Mansfield, McMurray and Cornish, represented the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations in cases involving tribal citizenship claims.

Dates: 1815-1943

Oklahoma Geological Survey Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1554
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Black and white original prints, negatives, and panoramas of numerous Oklahoma towns, mines, oil wells, oil fields, industries, rivers, health resorts, farms, sod houses, railroads and the University of Oklahoma. The collection also includes scenes of Oklahoma mountains, rock formations, different soils and meteorite crators, along with Indian schools and graveyards. Oklahoma Geological Survey Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1900-1940

Paul T. Olinger Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-3136
Scope and Contents

Black and white copy prints of Choctaw government officials. Paul T. Olinger Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1878-1888

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

Thompson McKinney Collection

 Collection — Box M-47
Identifier: WHC-M-1205
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Choctaw Chief. Typescripts of two newspaper articles. One is McKinney's inaugural address as Chief of the Choctaw Indians and the other is an editorial on his leadership of the Choctaw Nation.

Dates: 1886-1887

Victor M. Locke, Jr. Collection

 Collection — Box L-26
Identifier: WHC-M-1099
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Choctaw Chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles regarding allotment of land in the Choctaw Nation and Chief Locke's role in the Choctaw tribal government.

Dates: 1900-1927

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

Wilson N. Jones Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-327
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Typescripts of newspaper articles, speeches, editorials and official documents from Jones's term as Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation, concerning tribal politics, land allotment, and mineral rights on Choctaw lands.

Dates: 1890-1935