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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1904, Part II
([1904])

Report of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes,   pp. 1-198 ff. PDF (110.1 MB)


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COMMISSION TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES. 
CHICKASAWS. 
Enrollment work in the Chickasaw Nation was practically com- 
pleted before the beginning of the past year, and consequently there 
was but little to do. The Commission rendered decisions in 69 cases, 
whereby the rights of 130 applicants were passed upon, 117 of whom 
were enrolled and 13 refused. The Secretary of the Interior, during 
the year, affirmed the decisions of the Commission in 5 Chickasaw 
enrollment cases, refusing the applications of 9 persons. 
There have been prepared by the Commission and approved by the 
Secretary of the Interior 4 schedulesg, constituting a part of the final
rolls and containing the names of 173 citizens by blood of the Chicka- 
saw Nation. 
Decisions have also been rendered, granting the applications of 92 
intermarried citizens of the Chickasaw Nation, and schedules contain- 
ing the names of 151 persons of that class have been submitted to 
and approved by the Secretary of the Interior. 
The following table indicates the condition of the enrollment work 
with respect to the Chickasaws at the close of the year: 
Chickasaws by blood, 
Total number of applicants --  ------------------------------6322 
Total number of persons admitted by United States court and jurisdiction
transferred to citizenship court  ----------- ----------       878 
Number of persons enrolled by Commission and approved by Department- 4,835
Number of persons refused by Commission and Commission sustained by 
Department   -------------------------------------- ----------386 
Number of persons refused by Commission and pending before Depart- 
ment   ------------------------------------------------------24 
Number of persons unacted upon by Commission ----------------------199 
6, 322 
Chickasaws by intermarriage. 
Total number of applicants  -------------------------------------721 
Number of persons enrolled and approved ---------------------------348 
Number of persons enrolled by Commission, but not acted on by Depart- 
ment     --------------------------------------------------- 
Number of persons refused by Commission and Commission sustained by 
Department   -------------------------------------------------26 
Number of persons refused by Commission and pending before Depart- 
ment   -------------------------------------------------------   2 
Number of persons unacted upon by Commission ---------------------- 306 
721 
CHOCTAW FREEDMEN. 
The number of applicants for enrollment as Choctaw freedmen was 
given as 4,665 in the Commission's tenth annual report. During the 
past year the names of 1,305 persons, applicants for enrollment as 
Chickasaw freedmen, have been transferred to Choctaw cards. This 
transfer is made for the reason that the applicants appear upon the 
1896 census roll as Choctaw freedmen, a fact which has been deemed 
conclusive evidence that such persons are descendants of the slaves of 
Choctaw and not Chickasaw Indians. 
Formal evidence of the birth of 34 children, for whose enrollment 
as Choctaw freedmen application was made within the time pre- 
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