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Re: Does Blood Really Matter?
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Can you provide me with the name of the by blood relative that apparently had a 1/2 blood quantum? I have searched various ways to find out about your family and can find nothing that documents a by blood relative.
According to the 1900 census for indian territory, Sarah is considered Black. Sarah apparently was asked how much indian blood she had and she just stated 1/4. And, if she made application for freedmen enrollment she could not be transferred due to evidence submitted for a freedmen. No transfer unless sufficient evidence.
The problem I am seeing through research is that there were mixed bloods during the Dawes Commission period but that by blood relative was dead, so therefore still a freedmen. There was no by blood relative on the final Dawes roll to give testimony and that is what the Dawes Commission needed.
I am not saying that Sarah is not a mixed blood, but the Creek nation is not considering her as such, therefore a freedmen and because her mother was a slave. Who was Sarah's mother and was she a slave?
Some freedmen families did have by blood relatives that were documented and separated for that reason, one on the freedmen roll and the others on the by blood roll.
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