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Records of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Citizenship Court

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Fort Worth, Texas : Federal Archives and Records Center, [198-?]
2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

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Microfilm of original records at the Federal Archives and Records Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

Includes alphabetical indexes to all dockets. Lists of claimants, 1902, has separate lists for Choctaws and Chickasaws with alphabetical indexes preceeding each one. Information given for each claimant includes sex, age, degree of blood, enrollment card number, U.S. Court case number, Citizenship Court case number, and some remarks relating to decisions of the Citizenship Court. Indexes to dockets, 1903, contains one index to the South McAlester docket, one index to the Tishomingo docket, and one consolidated index to both dockets. These are handwritten indexes to all of the parties involved in cases heard by the Citizenship Court. The information given for each party includes name, citizenship case number, and Dawes Commission enrollment card number. Appearance dockets, 1902-1904, include a separate docket for cases heard in South McAlester and Tishomingo. Entries within each docket are arranged numerically by case number. The information provided for each case includes the names of all parties involved. Each docket includes an index to the principal party in each case. General dockets give legal information in order of occurrence.

"The establishment of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Citizenship Court was authorized by Section 31 of an act of Congress of July 1, 1902 ... The act authorized either tribe to file a bill of equity in the Citizenship Court to seek the annulment and vacation of decisions of the U.S. courts in Indian Territory under the act of Congress of June 10, 1896. The Citizenship Court vacated all of the judgements rendered by the U.S. courts on December 17, 1902. Applicants for citizenship who had been admitted or rejected by the U.S. courts were required to institute proceedings in the Citizenship Court. Cases appealed from the U.S. Court for the Central District of Indian Territory were heard by the Citizenship Court sitting in South McAlester, while cases appealed from the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Indian Territory were heard in Tishomingo. An act of Congress of March 3, 1903 ... provided for the termination of the court on December 31, 1904, and the transfer of all records to the Dawes Commission. The Citizenship Court heard 256 cases and admitted 161 persons while denying the applications of 2792."

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