Saturday, November 17, 2012

1880: From Choctaw Nation to the US Government: A Bill to Adopt the Freedmen

Choctaw Memorial of 1880
Source:  University of Oklahoma:  Western History Collection, Native American Collections
Box 12, Folder 15

On November 2, 1880 a memorial was sent to the US Government from the Choctaw, proposing to adopt the Freedmen of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations as citizens. The language says both Choctaw and Chickasaw Freedmen but the origins of the record is the Choctaw Nation. The bill was passed and approved on November 2, 1880.

The document in its entirety is presented below.

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