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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1903, Part II
([1903])

Report of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes,   pp. 1-190 ff. PDF (101.5 MB)


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16           REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR. 
SUMMARIZED STATEMENT OF THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION IN THE ENROLLMENT OF 
CHOCTAWS AND CHICKASAWS, AND THE IDENTIFICATION              OF MISSISSIPPI
CHOCTAWS 
,DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1903. 
Classification of Choctaw and Chickasaw enrollment coes and Mississippi Choctaw
cases 
decided by the Commission during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. 
Decisions af-  Cases re- 
Decisions ren- Applications  Applications  firmed by   manded by 
dered.       granted.     refused.    Secretary of  Secretary of 
the Interior. the Interior. 
Cases.  Per-  Cases  Per-         Per-          Per-         Per- 
Cs s. on  se      os.  Cases.        Cases.       Cases. 
sons.        sons.        sons.         sons.        sons. 
Choctaws by blood-.......  179    456    47   116    132    340    63   
 126     4      8 
Choctaws by marriage ....  227    227   222   222      5      5---- -----2
             2 
Chickasaws by blood .....  113    210    95    149    18     61     16  
  33............ 
Chickasaws by marriage..   201    201   198    198     3      3 
Mississippi Choctaws ..... 4,790  16,993  578  1,738  4,212  15, 255  3,070
10,728  113-407 
Total ............... 5,510  18, 087  1,140  2,423  4,370  15,664  3,149
 10,887  119  " 417 
MISSISSIPPI CHOCTAWS. 
Number Number 
of appli- of per- 
cations.  sons. 
Heard prior to July 1, 19&2.........................................
       5,950   19,791 
Heard at the general office of the Commission, at Muskogee, during'the year
ended  June  30,1903  1.... ..............................................
.1,446   4,746 
Heard in the field in the State of Mississippi during the year ended June
30,1903.  30   97 
Total--------------------------      --------------------------------7,426
     24,634 
Mississippi Choctaws identified ..................................................................
1,733 
Mississippi Choctaws refused .....................................-...............................
21,606 
Mississippi Choctaws undetermined .............................................................
1,290 
Total.        ..................................................................24,634
STATUS OF APPLICANTS. 
Enrolled          Undeter- 
and a   Refused. mined. 
_ _ _     _     _      _     _     _      _    _       proved. 
Choctaws by blood...-------------------------------------------14,918   
     986     1,408 
Choctaws by intermarriage.    .     .     .     .        ..---------------------------------------'205
 5  1,154 
Choctaw court claimants.......................................................2,765
Chickasaws by blood------------------------------------------4,659      
 -   621       319 
Chickasaws by intermarriage-------------------------------------198     
       3       416 
Chickasaw court claimants.......................................................
      902 
Choctaw freedmen1--------------------------------------------2,988...........1,682
Chickasaw freedmen....................................................4,211............1,837
Mississippi Choctaws....................................................1,738
 21,606  1,290 
Total      .................................................28,912    23,221
   11,773 
CHEROKEES. 
In the preparation of the final rolls of the citizens and freedmen of 
the Cherokee Nation the Commission has had to deal with six classes 
of applicants, each class deriving its rights from a different source: 
1. Native-born Cherokees. 
2. Persons of Cherokee blood, not born within the geographical limits of
the 
nation, but who have been admitted to citizenship by formal acts of the Cherokee
tribal authorities, by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, or by
the United 
States court in Indian Territory on appeal from the decisions of the Commission,
under the act of Congress of June 10, 1896 (Appendix No. 1, p. 60), and their
descendants. 


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