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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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20         REPORT OF THE SECRETARY          OF THE INTERIOR. 
OP. rejected cards. 
Full-blood Shawnee-Cherokees.-------------------------------      5 
Full-blood Delaware-Cherokees--------------------------------     1 
Mixed-blood Cherokees---   ---------------------------------421 
Mixed-blood Shawnee-Cherokees.     .    .     ..------------------------------
35 
Mixed-blood Delaware-Cherokees.      .    ..------------------------------
2 
Intermarried whites----  -----------------------------------609- 
1,073 
Memoranda cases (act of May 31, 1900) -----------------------------1,328
QFreedmen. 
On regular cards.Fre-dme-                                -     3 320 
On doubtful cards  ----------------------------------------3223 
On rejected cards  -----------------------------------------381 
6, 924 
Total    ------------------------------------------------46, 154 
The number of persons embraced in applications hard up to and 
including October 31, 1902, including Cherokees, Shawnee-Cherokees, 
and Delaware-Cherokees, by blood and intermarriage, and freedmen, 
is as follows: 
On regular Cherokee cards..  ..     ..    ..      ...--------------------------------32,
741 
On doubtful Cherokee cards---------------   ---------------2,961 
On rejected Cherokee cards-------- .    .-- ..--------------------- -1,070
On regular Delaware-Cherokee cards..   ...--..-----------------------1,096
On doubtful Delaware-Cherokee cards--------------------------    31 
On rejected Delaware-Cherokee cards-3-------------------------    3 
Memoranda cases (act of May 31, 1900)-----------------------1,328 
-39,230 
On regular freedmen cards..    .    .   .    ...--------------------------------3,
320 
On doubtful freedmen cards...     ..     ....-------------------------------3,223
On rejected freedmen cards---------------.-----------------381 
6, 924 
Grand total     -------------------------------------------46, 154 
BIRTHS AND DEATHS. 
During the past year the Commission has received and entered of 
record affidavits evidencing the birth of 504 children whose parents 
are applicants for enrollment as citizens of the Cherokee Nation. 
These applicants have been classified and carded as follows: 
On regular Cherokee cards  ---------------------------------368 
On doubtful Cherokee cards  ------------------------------------59 
On regular Delaware-Cherokee cards------------------------------17 
On doubtful Delaware-Cherokee cards-----------------------------3 
-    447 
On regular freedmen cards---------------------    ----------------38 
On doubtful freedmen cards..  .   .    .  ....----.----------.----------------------19
57 
Total------------       --------------------------------------504 
There have been received and entered of record proofs of death of 
615 applicants for enrollment, who died prior to September 1, 1902, 
classified as follows: 
On regular Cherokee cards..... ..-------- ..-----------------.----------551
On doubtful Cherokee cards-------------.                ..-----------------------------ft10
On regular Delaware-Cherokee cards-----------------------------------24 
On doubtful Delaware-Cherokee cards  ------------------------------2 
587 
On regular freedmen cards -----------------------------   -------14 
On doubtful freedmen cards  ------------------------------------13 
On rejected freedmen cards-------------------1 
-28 
Total-----------.-                 -     --      -     -     -   615 


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