I am posting this for all Goins descendants who know or suspect they are Choctaw..
Arlee Gowen of the Gowen Foundation is sending out mis-information about our lines, stating that they were not Choctaw, but just made it up to get land..
Arlee is apparently unaware of the Supreme Court decree that ruled in our family's favor BECAUSE it was proven that the family was indeed Choctaw by Blood..
Arlee also is apparently uneducated about our family in general, or he gives them more credit than they would deserve for being able to create a false story which would include learning the Choctaw language as their only language from birth up until my grandmother's generation..Seems a bit of a stretch.
Why Arlee has not obtained copies of the Supreme Court records from the National Archives is a puzzle, since he seems to be so interested in our particular line..Why he has not researched the censuses that would show him pertinent information is also a puzzle..
So Goins descendants..beware of the Gowen Foundation information..it is sadly flawed..And if any of you still don't have copies of the Supreme Court records, let me know and I will get them to you.
The saddest thing of all is that the family was admitted to the Choctaw rolls, and then later removed illegally by the Choctaw and Chicksaw Citizenship Courts because the Choctaw officials of the time were corrupt..