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Re: Choctaw freedmen: "Bean slaves", 1854

Carla, I have been following this story for many years and if you research the Dawes records, you will find many of the Beams descendants on the Dawes rolls from several tribes and in various categories.

You are one of the first persons with a remote tie to the story that I have even had the opportunity to meet and I am glad that you are pursuing the story, as it needs to be story. It is profoundly complicated for sure.

Not sure what happened to the Choctaw siblings who initially sought to put their siblings on the auction block, but the story is one that truly deserves to be told.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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