Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation


Marcella Venegas Marcella Venegas

posted on January 9, 2011 and updated on January 9, 2011

Is anyone aware of the names of Choctaw Lighthorsemen? My sister says that our GGrandfather was a member. I want to know for sure.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to locate this information?

Thank You.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on January 9, 2011
it would help to know the name of your great grandfather, his date of birth and death when searching for information.

you might find information in the oklahoma state archives or NARA fort worth branch, the federal repository of records. you could also look in journals specializing in native history. oklahoma newspapers might have some mention. see your local public library for this. your local public library can get many records through the interlibrary loan program.

state historical societies might also be helpful here.

i know that a pension record might be helpful and looking for something like that might be a first start.