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Lavicia (Lavicey) Nations---born AL 1824

donita_c donita_c

posted on February 22, 2013

She is my gggrandmother. I can’t find any info on her, her parents,or siblings. She married Archie Black born 1812 in AL. They are buried in AL and had 11 children. Any help will be appreciated.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on February 22, 2013

such early records are difficult to find, particularly about females. that is true of natives and caucasians. many records are under the spouse’s name. there are no children in your post, nor any birth information. i often back up a generation and look at childrens’ records because they often point to the parents, fix a family to a date and location.

archie/archibald black is a common name.

1860 United States Federal Census about Archible Black
Name: Archible Black
[Archibald Black]
Age in 1860: 49
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Eastern Division, Walker, Alabama
Gender: Male
Post Office: Jasper
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Archible Black 49
Levicy Black 36
Jame Black 16
Sarah Black 15
Joanah Black 13
James Black 10
Lydia Black 9
Nancy Black 8
Lucy Black 4
Isabella Black 1
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Eastern Division, Walker, Alabama; Roll: M653_26; Page: 878; Image: 116; Family History Library Film: 803026.

Name: Levicy Black
Age in 1860: 36
Birth Year: abt 1824
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1860: Eastern Division, Walker, Alabama
Gender: Female
Post Office: Jasper

1850 United States Federal Census about Louisa Black
Name: Louisa Black
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1850: District 12, Walker, Alabama
Gender: Female
Family Number: 283
Household Members:
Name Age
Archibald Black 38
Louisa Black 25
Margarett K Black 12
Catharine Black 10
Rachel Black 8
Jane Black 6
Sarah Black 5
Joanna Black 3
James M Black 1
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 12, Walker, Alabama; Roll: M432_16; Page: 320A; Image: 363.

1870 United States Federal Census about Loucinda Black
Name: Loucinda Black
Age in 1870: 45
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1870: Township 14, Walker, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Jasper
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Arne Black 57
Loucinda Black 45
James Black 21
Nancy Black 16
Loucinda Black 14
Isabelle Black 12
James Black 20
John Black 7
Byrd Black 2
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 14, Walker, Alabama; Roll: M593_44; Page: 53B; Image: 107; Family History Library Film: 545543.

1880 United States Federal Census about Luvisa Black
Name: Luvisa Black
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1880: Walker, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Arcbald Black
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeping House
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:

View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Arcbald Black 63
Luvisa Black 53
Jane Black 40
Isabella Black 20
John Black 18
Benjamin F. Black 11
Thomas Black 9
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Walker, Alabama; Roll: 34; Family History Film: 1254034; Page: 31A; Enumeration District: 278.

ok, do you have a cemetery record? findagrave.com or interment.net, look for husband’s name too.
obituary? see your local public library/interlibrary loan for that. state archives and state historical societies have historical newspapers too.
death certificate? maybe state archives or state vital records.

it appears that your family lived in one county for quite a while. you should get a map, determine the township and range and section where they lived. location can help you find land records.

Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 about Archibald Black
Name: Archibald Black
Location: District 12, Walker, Alabama
Enumeration Date: 5 Dec 1850
Schedule Type: Agriculture
OS Page: 953
Line Number: 24
he owned 18 improved acres and 22 unimproved acres. his farm was worth $300 in 1850.

Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 about Arch Black
Name: Arch Black
Location: Eastern District, Walker, Alabama
Enumeration Date: 1860
Schedule Type: Agriculture
OS Page: 3
Line Number: 25
now he has 20 improved acres, 20 unimproved acres. his farm is worth $75. the civil war period had very different land values, much more volatile.

Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 about Arch Black
Name: Arch Black
Location: Township 14, Walker, Alabama
Enumeration Date: 10 Jun 1870
Schedule Type: Agriculture
OS Page: 3
Line Number: 16
now he had 34 improved acres, 46 unimproved. farm worth $200.

Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 about Archabal Black
Name: Archabal Black
Location: Township 13, Walker, Alabama
Enumeration Date: 7 Jun 1880
Schedule Type: Agriculture
OS Page: 1
Line Number: 04
now his farm is worth $800. not sure about acreage interpretation.

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 about Jane Black
Name: Jane Black
Birth Date: abt 1842
Death Date: 18 Jul 1925
Death Place: Jasper, Walker, Alabama
Death Age: 83
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Female
Father Name: Archie Black
Mother Name: Nations
FHL Film Number: 1908274

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 about John H Black
Name: John H Black
Birth Date: abt 1865
Death Date: 12 Oct 1933
Death Place: Jasper, Walker, Alabama
Death Age: 68
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Archie Black
Mother Name: Rebecca Nations
Spouse Name: Annie R Black
FHL Film Number: 1908515

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 about Tom Black
Name: Tom Black
Birth Date: abt 1870
Birth Place: Jasper, Alabama
Death Date: 25 Jun 1930
Death Place: Jasper, Walker, Alabama
Burial Date: 26 Jun 1930
Cemetery Name: Black Cemetery
Death Age: 60
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Male
Residence: Jasper, Alabama
Father Name: Archie Black
Mother Name: Vicie Nations
Mother Birth Place: Alabama
FHL Film Number: 1908479

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 about Lucy Johnson
Name: Lucy Johnson
[Lucy Black]
Birth Date: abt 1860
Death Date: 16 May 1932
Death Place: Jasper, Walker, Alabama
Death Age: 72
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Father Name: Archie Black
Mother Name: Viy Notiant
Spouse Name: Jun Johnson
FHL Film Number: 1908499

Alabama State Census, 1820-1866 about Archabald Black
Name: Archabald Black
Race: White
County: Walker
Census Year: 1866
township 13, range 6W

archie is probably not alive in 1900.
there was no 1890 population census because it was largely destroyed.

you should look at the MOWA tribe primarily, maybe the mississippi choctaw.

there are several possible land records like these:

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 about Bailes Nations
Name: Bailes Nations
Issue Date: 4 May 1824
Acres: 80.01
Meridian: Huntsville
State: Alabama
County: Walker
Township: 15-S
Range: 7-W
Section: 2
Accession Number: AL0690__.222
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Tuscaloosa
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 2792

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 about Joseph Nations
Name: Joseph Nations
Issue Date: 29 Nov 1822
Acres: 122.72
Meridian: Huntsville
State: Alabama
County: Walker
Township: 14-S
Range: 5-W
Section: 21
Accession Number: AL1160__.322
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Huntsville
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 947

this one is near where archie black lived.

if she was on the federal census, she was living off reservation. you should contact the state historical society and county historical society to see about native information. the war department only listed natives that were living on reservation. records are indexed here:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/rolls.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/census/
and if you see these, it is because there is an underlying record.
NARA has those, http://www.archives.gov

other user-entered records on ancestry.com
Archibald “Archie” Black
Birth: About 1811 – Cumberland County (Cumberland), USA
Death: about July 1897 (Jul 1897) – Walker County

this is a note on one of the family trees:
In 1997, Sandra Jean of Jasper, Alabama, a direct descendant of Archibald Black, provided information about Archibald’s two wives and their children.

The first four children, including Ezekiel, who was not generally known because he died as a child, were the children of Archibald Black and Louisa Jetton. Although there are no 1830 census records to prove the following, it is believed that the Black family left Cumberland County, NC, first journeyed to northern Florida, and then to Walker County, AL. Later census records show this was probable because some descendants reported their parent was born in Florida. The Jetton family can be found in the 1830 census in Florida and in the 1840 census in Alabama.

According to Sandra, after Louisa’s death, Archibald married Levicey or Lavicia Nations. The other eleven children noted in the tree were from this marriage. Also, according to Sandra, Levicey Nations was part Native American.

The following is from the Jasper, AL newspaper – sorry I don’t know name of paper or exact date; sometime in 1897. Will try to locate this information. Note that in the article his year of birth is given as 1801, while every census puts it about 1812.

(typos included)

Aged Man Drowned “Uncle” Archie Black, in Cross- ing Blackwater, Loses His Life

“Uncle Archie Black, an old citizen of the county, was drowned last Friday, near his home on Blackwate, five or six miles east of Jasper.

He and his daughter, Isabella, had gone over to a son-in-law, Jimap Johnson’s on Thursday. Friday, returning home afoot, they came to the creek, which was considerably swollen by the rains, to find that the canoe was on this side. Our information is that Mr. Black attempted to swim or wade over after the canoe when he struck a swift current that washed him under the water and he never made his appearance to the surface again. His daughter gave the alarm and assistance was soon at hand. It was about three hours after before the body was found and recovered near where he had gone down.

The remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground near the deceased’s home on Saturday.

“Uncle Archie” was perhaps the oldest citizen of the county. It is said that he was born in 1801 and was in his 97th year. He was remarkably active for a man of his extreme age. He could walk with apparent ease a number of miles. He made a very good hand in the farm this season, and gave every promise of reaching the century mark, but for this sad ending of a life that had combatted the trials and hardships of almost a hundred years.

Jimap Johnson is James H Johnson, Lucy Black’s husband. “Ap” is used in Welsh to mean “son of.”

you can probably find the newspaper and citation. see your local public library for this. probably the mountain eagle, july 28, 1897. see the heritage of walker county, AL.

since the report of the accident does not name the spouse, lavicia/rebecca/louisa has probably passed away before this time.

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 about Archibald Black
Name: Archibald Black
Issue Date: 20 Sep 1839
Acres: 40.23
Meridian: Huntsville
State: Alabama
County: Walker
Township: 15-S
Range: 6-W
Section: 6
Accession Number: AL2620__.132
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Tuscaloosa
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 20424
Ancestry.com. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007.

genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you have a common surname, you need to give more information rather than less. if you post about women, it is helpful to include the maiden name and the married name and designate which one is the maiden name.

start with what you know, gather documentation, then you can go backward in time. so get your birth certificate, your parents’ birth certificates and marriage license and then you can start on your grandparents. if someone passed away after 1/1/1937, they probably have a social security application on file. if you ask a government agency for a birth certificate, and they were born before 1929, they might have submitted a delayed birth certificate. death certificates, cemetery information and obituaries are helpful. you can usually get a copy of an obituary, newspaper mentions such as birth of a child or marriage, through the interlibrary loan program – see your local public library for this. i usually start with the death and work toward the person’s birth. military records and pension records can be helpful. census records can tell you where they were at particular times, names of family members. the census records up to 1940 are available, although the 1890 census was largely destroyed.

you will need to know who the family members were 1830-1930 or so, where they were located. a good way to do this is by census records.
the first time period to concentrate on is 1900-1930 because most tribes enrolled during this period.
federal census records can help you here. you can get access through your local public library – two databases: 1) heritage quest, 2) ancestry.com.

the dawes roll shows the applicants to the five major tribes 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma. if your family applied for this, there would be a census card, dawes application, other supporting documents and testimony. these are located at NARA
http://www.archives.gov
try the fort worth, TX office.

obituaries through the oklahoma choctaw tribe is through the history link for the tribe:
http://www.choctawnation.com/history/

social security application for a deceased person:
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm
form SS-5.

your public library probably has a subscription to heritage quest and ancestry.com. fold3.com is another useful database for native records and military records, but they are a subscription. however, many times, their month’s subscription price is less than the price of a dawes packet. you can google fold3 and your ancestor’s name to see if your relative’s dawes packet is available at fold3.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
partial names are allowed.

bear in mind that many records are not online. always collect documents, as just the reference to a relative in an index informs you that a document is available.

death records:
death certificate: state vital records or if very old, state archives. ask for the person’s name at the time of death. you can look at death indices, such as the social security death index 1964-present for a date of death on rootsweb.com or ancestry.com.
obituary: see your local public library, interlibrary loan program. ask for the person’s name at the time of death. approximate date of death is helpful. if old, state historical society or state archives might have historical newspapers.
cemetery record: try findagrave.com or interment.net. ask for the person’s name at the time of death. if you find a relative, you can click on the county or cemetery to see if others with the same surname are buried there.

marriage records:
state vital records office, county clerk or if old, state archives or state historical society.

birth records:
state vital records office, or if old, state archives or state historical society. if the birth was before 1940, ask for a birth certificate or a delayed birth certificate. many people had to get delayed birth certificates when social security came into effect because they had to show proof of age. this will be under the name used at the time of birth.

census records:
you will want to search for census records 1940 on down to the birth of your relative. the federal census was taken every 10 years, however the 1890 census was largely destroyed by fire. there are also some state census records and native census records and native rolls. ancestry.com and heritage quest are two databases that include many census records. many native census records kept by NARA (http://www.archives.gov) are transcribed at accessgenealogy.

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/index.htm
several helpful links for records in the choctaw territory

first of all, heritage and tribal enrollment are two different things. many times natives didn’t apply for enrollment because 1) they didn’t qualify, 2) they were philosophically opposed to enrollment, 3) they didn’t have documentation, or 4) they were mississippi choctaw and their ancestor had accepted land or benefits in lieu of tribal enrollment.

for those people who do not yet have a card, you should research the 1900-1940 census to know approximate dates of birth, birthplaces, family members. this will also tell you if someone is more likely to be on the freedman roll or as applicants to the dawes roll taken 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma for the five major tribes.

applicants can be found here:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
partial names are ok. look at the guide link for explanation of the codes.

when you find a possible name, then click on the card# in the card column to see the family group. if it is your family group, and they were likely enrolled, then you can search the oklahoma historical society’s dawes roll link to get the enrollment #’s for particular family members.
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

if your family was enrolled by council action early in the process or was enrolled by lawsuit, they might not appear on the oklahoma historical society website. you would have to check with the tribe on that.

even if your family was rejected by the dawes process, you may want the testimony, census card, application information for your genealogical purposes.

the federal census will also help you decide which state to contact for vital records.

the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906, so you should trace your ancestors down to that time period. mostly, they had to be living in oklahoma by that time and agree to live there permanently.

history of the dawes roll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Commission
wikipedia entries are sometimes opinionated; entered by volunteers.

helpful information about tribal enrollment
http://www.felihkatubbe.com/ChoctawNation/TribalMembership.html

freedmen information:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ewyatt/_borders/
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/F/FR016.html
http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/8-chocfreed.htm
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

2 ways to search:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
this will let you enter partial names to get card#. click on the card# in the card column and you can see other names in that family.
other resources on the left and at the bottom of this webpage. native census records and databases are especially useful.

http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php
this will give you card# (family group) and enrollment #. they have some native marriage records too. other oklahoma records listed at left.
if your relative was enrolled by court action, their name might not be on this list.
if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.
you can order the dawes packet from the oklahoma historical society website.

if you find a relative listed on the dawes roll, fold3 may have filmed the record and could be available online.
http://www.fold3.com/documents/46580455/dawes-packets/
other resources are NARA http://www.archives.gov

the five civilized tribes book put out by the department of the interior has testimony.
http://books.google.com/books/about/Five_civilized_tribes_in_Oklahoma.html?id=chATAAAAYAAJ
and you can read it online

and these are the microfilms at fort worth TX archives.
http://www.archives.gov/southwest/finding-aids/native-american-microfilm.html

there may be additional records about your relative:
contact NARA http://www.archives.gov for these and other records listed on this webpage.

75.23 RECORDS OF THE COMMISSIONER TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES 1852-1919
75.23.1 Records of the Dawes Commission
75.23.2 Records of the U.S. Indian Inspector for Indian Territory
75.23.3 General records of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes
http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html
(Record Group 75)
1793-1989

http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html
oklahoma newspaper and archives search. some of these resources may be available through interlibrary loan/public library.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/
some obituaries:
http://www.choctawnation.com/history/obituaries/

NARA http://www.archives.gov/ federal records repository. the fort worth, TX office has archives for oklahoma and texas tribes. atlanta/morrow office has archives for the southwest tribes. many offices have microfilmed records for several tribes. note that this web address has changed recently from nara.gov.

freedmen info:
You can ONLY apply for Choctaw Nation Membership, AFTER you have obtained a CDIB card proving your Choctaw Blood lineage to a direct ancestor who actually enrolled, BY BLOOD. Freedmen DID NOT enroll By Blood. When US Congress closed the Final Dawes Commission Rolls, there were no provisions granting Freedmen any benefits after the Dawes Commission closed. The tribe Constitution states BY BLOOD. however, the documents (application, census card and testimony) may help you find out more about your heritage.

about blood quantum laws:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_quantum_laws
calculations about blood quantum:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wishawa4/Menominee%20Indians/quantum.htm

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears
http://www.choctaw.org/

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:
http://www.jenachoctaw.org/

MOWA tribe
http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1368
http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/2009/july/losttribe
http://www.native-american-online.org/MOWA-Choctaw.htm
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: chieftaylor@mowachoctaw.com

other choctaw tribes:
http://www.aaanativearts.com/choctaw-indians/index.html

chickasaw historical society
Historic Preservation and Repatriation Office
Phone: (580) 272-5325
Fax: (580) 272-5327
2020 E. Arlington, Suite 4, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

chickasaw tribe
Chickasaw Nation Headquarters
520 East Arlington, Ada, OK 74820
Phone (580) 436-2603
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821
http://www.chickasaw.net/index.htm

chickasaw genealogy archive center Tribal Library
Phone: (580) 310-6477
Fax: (580) 559-0773
1003 Chamber Loop, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

http://www.okhistory.org/
oklahoma historical society
marriage records
http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/marriage.html
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/chocmarriageindex.htm

other historical societies:
http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-OK-NDX.html
some oklahoma genealogical societies:
http://www.censusfinder.com/oklahoma-genealogy-society.htm
http://www.geneasearch.com/societies/socokla.htm

texas tribes
http://www.native-languages.org/texas.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/texas/index.htm
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.lsjunction.com/places/indians.htm

oklahoma tribes:
http://500nations.com/Oklahoma_Tribes.asp
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oklahoma/index.htm
http://www.cowboy.net/native/tribes.html
http://yvwiiusdinvnohii.net/OKTribes.htm

some links for the choctaw.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/index.htm
i looked at the land records and those need a lot of work. i have no information about whether or when they will improve some of these categories.

types of records available for native americans:
pages 366-369 in particular although the entire native american chapter is helpful.
The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook:
Guide to the Resources You Need for Unpuzzling Your Past
Emily Anne Croom
you can ask for these particular pages from your local public library. if they don’t have the book, you can get the pages through the interlibrary loan program.
native american records are discussed in pages 352-386.

Tracing ancestors among the Five Civilized Tribes: Southeastern Indians …
By Rachal Mills Lennon
this book could be accessed through the interlibary loan program also.

always find the state archives. some records are online, some records are not. but many times you can find a record not found in other places. you want to see also about newspaper mentions for obituaries, births, marriages in particular.

check courts for probate, civil and criminal cases, marriage records.

if your ancestors lived on a reservation, they might not appear on a federal census because they were not taxed.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/1860index.htm
1860 census, indian territory.

this book is a good read about the dawes roll and how they implemented it.
The Dawes Commission and the allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1893-1914
By Kent Carter
and you can read this book online. your relatives’ testimony might be in the book.
http://www.archive.org/details/fivecivilizedtr00statgoog
see the menu at left. you can download it.
you should look at the enrollment application, census card and testimony. this post will tell you how to do that. these documents will tell you more about your heritage, but it won’t help you if your goal is to be enrolled in the choctaw tribe of oklahoma. some people were classed as mississippi choctaw if the family had a native heritage but didn’t qualify for enrollment in the tribe.

there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the five major tribes are on the dawes roll. look at your family’s location around 1900-1930 time period (census will help you there) and see if there was a tribe located nearby. it is possible that your relatives were affiliated with another tribe.

if they were mississippi choctaw, there is probably a land grant in MS/AL to a head of household called choctaw scrip land. this was given in lieu of tribal enrollment 1830-1880 time period. ancestry.com has a database of the MS and AL choctaw scrip land records, called mississippi or alabama land records. there are other land records in those databases too,, so you have to look at the authority/source cited. NARA http://www.archives.gov has those land record packages.

the mississippi choctaw was not removed from oklahoma. but they were largely rejected for tribal enrollment.

this website might help you in your search. some people are trying to transcribe applications.
http://www.us-census.org/native/choctaw_dawes.html
i do not know what they are trying to transcribe, but this is the volunteer page
http://www.us-census.org/states/graphics/status.htm

and this might be of interest to you:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw/rights-of-choctaws.htm
Rights of Mississippi Choctaws in the Choctaw Nation

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalrolls/
Index to the Final Rolls of the Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory
the dawes roll is composed of applications to the five major tribes in oklahoma.

good advice about native research:
http://jenniferhsrn2.homestead.com/research2.html

if your relatives came from a different geographic location or belonged to a different tribe, try searching google for the state and tribes. you might find a contact for a state-recognized tribe or a federal recognized tribe.

this page can help you set up a targeted google search.
http://www.searchforancestors.com/google/searcher.html

penny postcards. this is a website that features pictures that were on postcards. click on the state to see the postcards that they have.
http://www.usgwarchives.org/special/ppcs/ppcs.html
if you have a penny postcard, you can click on submissions to add your penny postcard to the collection.

these searches will combine several possible search terms and give you the best matches.

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, shamlet76@gmail.com and request the choctaw resource list, i will be glad to send it to you.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto