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MCR 14th Article Mississippi Choctaw "Claimant" Whereas; 1,540 "SPECIAL MCR-14th Article Claimants WERE ENROLLED!

Leo Pergson Leo Pergson

posted on February 24, 2014 and updated on February 27, 2014

MCR- 14th Article Mississippi Choctaw “Claimant” Whereas;

No- Choctaw Nation CDIB Application" with an MCR-Attached to
a Roll Number-

If you are a “Proven” MCR-14th Article Claimants- only interested
in a Choctaw Nation CDIB Card- and do not’ understand or interested
in the 14th Article 1830 Treaty- and the MCR-14th Article Claimants-
Difference De Novo- Between the Privileges of a Choctaw Citizen and
Choctaw Tribal Enrollment between the Oklahoma Choctaw and
Mississippi Choctaw you will never find any resolution between
Choctaw Enrollment by Citizenship" Between the Mississippi Band
Choctaw and those Absentee Choctaw who later removed to the
Indian Territories- to Claim Choctaw Lands in the Misconstrued
Trade for lands in the Choctaw Nation in trade for abolishing Separate
Bands of Mississippi Choctaw
not to be misconstrued as So-Called"
Mississippi Tribal Government in Mississippi*.

Article 14 was somewhat palatable to the Choctaw because it appeared
to provide a way for Indians to remain in Mississippi if they wished,
without pressure to leave, and the commissioners liked the stipulation
that Choctaw who remained in Mississippi would be yielding to state
law as citizens of Mississippi. Obviously, Eaton and Coffee did not
think that many Choctaw would want to stay, so they did not view this
option as significant. They were wrong. Hundreds of Choctaw wanted
to stay and register for land allotments; and an even larger number of
Choctaw wanted to remain in Mississippi but were unable to register
for land because of Agent Ward’s carelessness. The remaining additions
to the treaty, articles 15 through 22, granted special land allowances to
chiefs and other individuals who were directly associated with the tribe,
provided small annuities to various individuals, and gave assurance that
the Choctaw who chose to remove to Oklahoma would do so at the
expense of the United States " and under the care of discreet and careful
persons, who will be kind and brotherly to them. They agree to furnish
them with ample corn and beef, or pork, for themselves and families for
twelve months after reaching their new homes."20 Sunday, September 26.
Negotiations took place between the chiefs and various captains and
officials. Names were added to the proposed terms to ensure that special
land allotments went to the appropriate persons.

Each Choctaw head of a family, being desirous to remain, and
become a citizen of the States, shall be permitted to do so, by
signifying his intention to the agent within six months from the
ratification of this treaty, and he or she shall thereupon be entitled to
a reservation of one section of six hundred and forty acres of land, to
be bounded by sectional lines of survey; in like manner, shall be
entitled to one half that quantity, for each unmarried child which is
living with him, over ten years of age, and a quarter section to such
child as may be under ten years of age to adjoin the location of the
parent. If they reside upon said lands intending to become citizens of
the States, for five years after the ratification of this treaty, in that
case, a grant of land in fee simple shall be issued; said reservation
shall include the present improvement of the head of the family,
or a portion of it.

“Persons who claim under this article shall not lose the privileges of a
Choctaw citizen, but if they ever remove are not to be entitled to any
portion of the Choctaw annuity”.