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Joe & Dillard Perry

One of the more intriguing stories of identity, race, and heritage comes from the story of two brothers, born in Indian Territory. Their story on the surface appears to be a simple one where an elder in the family registered her grandsons with the Dawes Commission. She had been enslaved in the Chickasaw Nation and was doing what many people did during the years of the Dawes enrollment process. She registered her family.

Their story is one that mirrored many other families in Indian Territory. The two Perrys had a mother of African Ancestry, and their father was native American--Chickasaw Indian.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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