Topic: Mississippi Choctaw

Col. William Wards Register

Colonel William Ward was appointed United States agent to register Choctaw Indians according to Article 14 of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, September 1830. The treaty was ratified February 24, 1831 and the six month time limit for those wishing to remain ended August 24, 1831. The registration procedure resulted in numerous “contingent claims” by members of the Choctaw Nation.

Choctaw Citizenship Litigation

This is a letter from P. J. Hurley, National Attorney for the Choctaw Nation. In this letter he describes in Parts 1-14 the services he performed in Citizenship Cases during the entire term of his employment as attorney for the Choctaw Nation. You will find as you read the different parts of this book there is repetition of some of the work done. For those of you searching for Mississippi Choctaw families denied under Article 14 of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, a better insight as how and why this happened.

Dumas Brief for Applicants

Charles von Weise Attorney at Law Tishomingo (Muskogee is crossed out) Ind. Ter. July 12, 1903 I was Principal Law Clerk of the Mississippi Choctaw Legal Department at the time the case of Scott S. Dumas et al. as MCR 4006 was decided and at that time I directed Charles M. Wrigley, one of the law clerks in my dept. to write a decision in said case, but first to prepare a brief of the evidence offered by the applicants for the purpose of proving an attempted compliance on the part of their ancestors. This brief I submitted to Mr.

Society of Mississippi Choctaw 1914

These records came from the National Archives and the list was posted in the newspaper in Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi in November of 1935. Attempts have been made to establish just what this Society is, but to date we have not obtained that information. The information for these pages was contributed by Jackie Matte, author of They Say the Wind is Red, Pat Creel-Kendrick, and Dusty. We thank them for allowing us to provide our readers with this valuable Choctaw history. Surname A Member Name Spouse Date of Marriage Address Sarah Young Abbley widow (Fritz Abbley) 1888 Biloxi, Miss. Sarah E. Bosarge Andrews

List of Mississippi Choctaw, Who Received Scrip in Lieu of Land

List of Mississippi Choctaw Indians in whose behalf scrip was issued under the provisions of the act of Congress of Aug. 23, 1842 {5 Slat. L., 518), in lieu of land to which they were entitled under article 14 of the treaty of Sept. 27, 1830 (7 Stat. L., 333-335).