African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: Creek Freedmen Press Release
In Response To: Re: Creek Freedmen Press Release ()
Any perspectives on what happened with this case? I am descended from "Creek Freedmen" who settled in Boley, Oklahoma before 1903 who later migrated to New Mexicao and California. Family today now lives in OKC, Tulsa and Ardmore, where one of my great-uncle's was born in 1890. I know that these "Creek Freedmen" were intermarried with members of the Choctaw and Seminole nations and had migrated from Alabama and were earlier part of the Creek Nation in Fayette County, Georgia.
While my great-grandfather did not "prove" any blood-line to the Creek Indians and the family did not register on the Dawes Rolls in 1907, they were part of the Nation long before Oklahoma statehood and the interesting thing is under the "Grandfather Clause" he would not have been able to register because his grandfather was a white plantation owner named Drury May, Jr. which has been proven through DNA testing. However, his grandmother Louisa Lightfoot (May) was born in the Creek Nation in Georgia, and he himself was born in the "Lower Creek" territory of Georgiana, Alabama in 1867.