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Re: Does Blood Really Matter?
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Posters after doing a lot of research, I feel no need to mention all the names of the Creek families I have searched that were mixed bloods, maybe a few, because it really didn't matter during the Dawes Commission period because the rule was the children of a married couple followed the mother whether she be a slave or an Indan.
Usually the freedmen husband or wife was placed on the freedmen roll especially if the Indian parent was dead.
All were citizens of the Creek nation and all were entitled to land. The problem that the Commisson created was the separate rolls identifying families freedmen or by bloods causing a separation of families and a problem with citizenship today.
Alex Williams, Creek freedmen cc#1272
Frank Henry - Creek by blood cc#1204
James Haynes - Creek by blood cc#1871
Jack Howard, Creek freedmen cc#1078
Simon Peters - Creek by blood cc#907
Wallace McNac - Creek by blood cc#1806
And of course the Graysons, Childers, etc. So many!!
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