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Re: Does Blood Really Matter?
In Response To: Re: Does Blood Really Matter? ()

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.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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