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Choctaw Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 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

David Ross Boyd Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1187
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Black and white original prints of David Ross Boyd, his family, scenes from the first ten years of the University of Oklahoma, including the first faculty, students and buildings. The collection also contains images of the Rough Riders Reunion at Oklahoma City in 1910. David Ross Boyd Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1885-1930

Edwin K. Wood Collection

 Collection — Box W-11
Identifier: WHC-M-679
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An Act (1875) of the Choctaw Nation establishing burglary as a crime; Acts (1889-1892) of the Cherokee Nation appointing delegates to Washington, D.C.; requests (1905-1906) for payment of salaries and expenses of the attorneys and Special Marshal of the Cherokee Nation; a committee report (1889) regarding payment for Cherokee lands given to the Osage under a Treaty of 1866; and a term paper by Wood entitled "The Indian Treaty Maker.".

Dates: 1875-1892

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

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

Hampton Tucker Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-622
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Lawyer. Legal files, correspondence, coal mining reports (1899-1916), and related papers concerning Tucker's service as mining trustee for the Choctaw Nation (1912-1918), for the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations (1929-1949), and as national attorney for the Choctaw Nation (1924-1929).

Dates: 1895-1945

Hobert Otho Boggs Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1578
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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

Isaac L. Garvin Collection

 Collection — Box G-25
Identifier: WHC-M-216
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Choctaw Chief. Typescripts of various pieces of legislation enacted by the Choctaw council concerning the courts, schools, timber lands, and coal mining of the Choctaw Nation.

Dates: 1877-1879

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

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

Mrs. L. A. French Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-861
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Black and white copy print of the last legal execution in the Choctaw Nation, in 1894 at Red Oak, Indian Territory.

Dates: 1894

Ottie Lee Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1645
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Black and white original prints of Deputy United States Marshal R. Crockett Lee, along with scenes of confiscated stills, and lawmen from the area around McAlester, Indian Territory and Oklahoma. Ottie Lee Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1890-1947

Patrick Jay Hurley Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8612
Identifier: WHC-M-1080
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Correspondence, reports and articles (1900-1956) from Hurley's service as National Attorney for the Choctaw Nation, regarding tribal enrollment, land tenure, and the Mississippi Choctaw; as United States Assistant Secretary of War and as a special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan and the Middle East; and as United States Ambassador to China during World War II, including correspondence regarding American and Allied war efforts in the Far Eastern theatre. Correspondents include Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Henry A. Wallace, Joseph Stilwell, Helen Keller and Cordell Hull, as well as numerous officials of the U.S. diplomatic corps, including Averell Harriman and Harry Hopkins. Included are two scrapbooks of...
Dates: 1900-1956

Paul M. Niebell Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2196
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Attorney. Case files (1815-1989) involving attorney, Paul M. Niebell. The files are arranged by type and docket number. The cases involve law suits filed by Indian tribes and were tried before the Indian Claims Commission, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Niebell represented the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Osage, Seminole, Wichita, Caddo, Cheyenne-Arapaho, and various other Indian tribes. Important cases in the collection include: Cherokee Nation v. U.S.; Cherokee Freedmen and Cherokee Freedmen's Association v. U.S.; Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations v. U.S.; Osage Nation v. U.S.; Creek Nation v. U.S.; Seminole Indians v. U.S.; Wichita Indians v. U.S.; Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma v. U.S.; and Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes v. U.S. The case files include briefs, petitions, exhibits, motions, opinions, proceedings, etc. The collection also...
Dates: 1815-1989

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

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