Topic: Dawes Roll

Decision Rendered Belle Z. Bowers

Office Of The Assistant Attorney-General Washington, D. C., February 10, 1905 The Secretary Of The Interior SIR: I received by reference of October 6, 1904, with request for, opinion thereon, the motion of Belle Z. Bowers to set aside departmental decision of February 7, 1902, and that of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes there to fore rendered, and to grant a new hearing upon her application for enrollment of herself and her husband and children as citizens by blood of the Cherokee Nation. January 19, 1902, the Commission rejected her application, with others, upon the ground that: not

Decision Rendered Clara A. Ward

Office Of The Assistant Attorney-General Washington, D. C., March 25, 1905 The Secretary Of The Interior SIR: I received by reference of October 17 , 1904, with request for my opinion thereon, the papers in the application of Clara A. Ward to be enrolled as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The applicant was born in the nation, to its allegiance, of Cherokee parents, in 1859, and lived there until September 2, 1862, when her father, a Moravian missionary, was killed. The widow and five children went to Illinois, where she died in 1864. The orphaned children were educated by

Decisions Rendered Loula West

Office Of The Secretary Washington, D. C., February 15, 1905 Commission To The Five Civilized Tribes Muscogee, Ind. T. GENTLEMEN: Enclosed herewith is a communication, dated December 10, 1904, from Mrs. Loula West, of Ardmore, Ind. T., forwarding a petition ad dressed to the President, praying him to cause an investigation to be made of the allegations contained in said petition, and, if said allegations are found to be true, to cause her name to be placed upon the final roll of the Choctaw Nation. It appears from said petition that your Commission deems itself precluded from considering her case

Act of April 26, 1906

Public Number 129 AN ACT To provide for the final disposition of the affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That after the approval of this Act no per son shall be enrolled as a citizen or freedman of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, or Seminole tribes of Indians in the Indian Territory, except as herein otherwise provided, unless application for enrollment was made prior to December first, nineteen hundred and five, and the