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MCR-14th Article Claimants- and the "For the Identification as Mississippi Choctaw" By Blood' Enrollment Cards'

Leo Pergson Leo Pergson

posted on February 17 and updated on February 26

Leo Pergson Su-Quah-Natch-Ah Band et.,al., “For the Identification as Mississippi Choctaw”

MCR-14th Article Claimants- and the “For the Identification as Mississippi Choctaw” By Blood’ Enrollment Cards’

Q. If these MCR-14th Article Rolls Cards “For The Identification As
Mississippi Choctaw” would have been important in the Choctaw Nation
enrollment on the Dawes Final Rolls- why wasn’t these cards used within
criteria for Final Enrollment on the Dawes Rolls?

A. Feb 8, 1887 Dawes Com., Final Enrollment Criteria and June 28, 1898 Dawes Com., “Application” “Rejected-Refused” Roll Cards for Exchange for those 14th Article Mississippi Choctaw Claimant Lands sold by the Government in Mississippi under Choctaw Act 1842-Choctaw Scrip (5 Stat 513) In exchange for Choctaw Nation I.T.D. Indian Territory Division Lands in the Indian Territories. These Two’ MCR-14th Article Dawes Com., “Application” Rejected Cards- and the Dawes Com., “For the Identification as Mississippi Choctaw” Mississippi Choctaw Enrollment Card’ prior to Dawes Com., “Application” “Rejected” Criteria are two different Dawes Com., Criteria under MCR-14th Article Claimants-

On January 17, 1901, the Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation and the governor of the Chickasaw Nation, pursuant to authorization contained in acts of the Choctaw and Chickasaw councils (S. Doc. No. 372, 60th Cong., 1st sess., p. 2), entered into an inchoate contract with Mansfield, McMurray & Cornish, attorneys-at-law, with offices at McAlester, Ind. T., the sixth paragraph of which (id., p. 4)

In order for the Choctaw Nation to Defeat the Claims of MCR-14th Article Claimants, Whereas these Cards were hidden in the Office of Dawes Com., Vault by the Choctaw Nation Attorneys Mansfield, McMurray, Cornish, within Inchoate Relationship between Choctaw Nation Secretary William O Beall, the Choctaw Nation the Attorneys Mansfield, McMurray, Cornish and the Commission Agents.

Whereby, these “Individual” MCR-14th Article Claimant Cards needs to be submitted on file in the Choctaw Nation CDIB Tribal office, as these cards are your Mississippi Choctaw Tribal Membership Cards. A Tribal Membership card registers you as a member of the Choctaw Nation. Without A CDIB Enrollment Card “For The Identification As Mississippi Choctaw” on file with the Tribe you cannot establish your Tribal Membership, By Blood Quantum- Although your appeal rights can be through the BIA- The BIA Does not Enroll by Choctaw Nation CDIB-“Application” on the final Rolls.

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CHOCTAW AND CHICKASAW ROLLS

Committee on Indian Affairs House of Representatives HR- 19279 Hr- 19552 HR and HR 22830 Sixty Second Congress

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE Washington D.C. Printing Office 1910- [H. R. 19279, Sixty-first Congress, second session.]

A BILL For the relief of Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians.

REVIEW OF ENROLLMENT WORK UNDER THE VARIOUS LAWS OF CONGRESS.

The pertinent provisions of the act of June 10, 1896 (29 Stat., 339, 340)
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In my past years working with the Choctaw Nation on MCR-14th Article Case Files it appears that these Certificate Cards “For the Identification As Mississippi Choctaw” are not on the files there at the Choctaw Nation.
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[Sic] “For the Identification As Mississippi Choctaw”

156 50 Dawes Roll #1124 Burton Henry D.
Native American Data for Henry D Burton
Name: Burton, Henry D
Tribe: Choctaw
Record Type: enrollment
Age: 39
Sex: M
Enrollment Type: MCR (Minor)
Blood %: 1/8
Card No.: MCR1556

SW National Archives, Fort Worth, Texas,
Dawes Enrollment Cards for its National Archives

Short Description; Under 1830 Treaty Dancing Rabbit Creek,
The Mississippi Choctaw sold their lands in Mississippi to the
Government, whereby; the Government never satisfied their
14th Article Choctaw Reservation Claims in Mississippi,
therefore; were issued Choctaw Scrip under the Choctaw
Act 1842 Choctaw Scrip (5 Stat 513)
Others with this Family:

Surname First Name Type Sex Age Blood %

Burton Henry D P (Parent) M
Burton Lucy J P (Parent) F
Burton Susan S P (Parent) F
Burton Henry D MCR (Minor) M 39 1/8
Burton Austin G MCR (Minor) M 11 1/16
Burton Susan O MCR (Minor) F 9 1/16
Burton Florence A MCR (Minor) F 7 1/16
Burton Jewel A MCR (Minor) F 5 1/16

156 49 1123 Burton Susan S.
156 50 1124 Burton Henry D.
156 51 1125 Burton Austin G.
156 52 1126 Burton Susan O.
156 53 1127 Burton Florence A.
156 54 1128 Burton Jewel A.

IN ALL CHOCTAW NATION DUE RESPECT- TO ALL OUR CHOCTAW NATION PEOPLE-

To Clarify- THESE MCR-14th Article CLAIMANTS WERE NOT’ Transferred ONTO THE FEB 8, 1887- Final Rolls- THe Criteria for June 28, 1898 MCR-14th Article Claimants Criteria are Compromised within the Choctaw Nation Constitution FOR CDIB ENROLLMENT Under Dawes Enrollment Policy. As MISSISSIPPI CHOCTAW- NOT’ OKLAHOMA CHOCTAW.

YOU CANNOT MAKE CDIB “APPLICATION” FOR CHOCTAW NATION TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT WITHOUT HAVING A CDIB CARD, CERTIFICATE DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD ON FILE WITH THE CHOCTAW NATION[OKLAHOMA]

The 1,540 MCR-14th Article Claimant had be be “Identified” Enrolled into Special Mississippi Choctaw Nation Tribe [Oklahoma]prior to being either Enrolled or Rejected as a Mississippi Choctaw. Choctaw Nation Tribal Membership and “Identification” and “Rejected” Specifically as “Mississippi Choctaw” are two different MCR-14th Article criteria-

“FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AS MISSISSIPPI CHOCTAW” CDIB ENROLLMENT CARDS “HAVING NO’ MCR ATTACHED TO A ROLL NUMBER”

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