The Freedmen Series
This video series will consist of 6 parts examining the rich genealogical records available to researchers whose history resides on the soil of what became Oklahoma in 1907.
From the 1830s onward, thousands of African ancestored people resided in Indian Territory. Some arrived as free people, but most lived and died enslaved.
The series will examine unique records before and during the Dawes years, and will also look at records reflecting the free people, the slaveholders and efforts extending to Congress, all of which hold rich genealogical data for scholars to examine and tell an untold story.