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Re: Cherokee Chief Moves to Remove Cherokee citize
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The numbers are hard to read it look like 12989 or maybe 2989.it reads rejected, Brother to Bird Walk whose mother was a slave, appl, also a slave.
Bird Walk's reads--Rejected Applicant's mother Rebecca was a slave, applicant probably a slave as a brother Harrison also was. Hester enrolled appl 994 but must have made a mistake.
I know that Hester did not make a mistake because Kosooyahgih Littlejohn and Harrison's mother went before court and testified that he (Littlejohn) was Harrison's father. Proofs were submitted to Hester. Anyway council had already told Harrison to go and take up the land (Jack Blythe)before Hester even came to enroll. The Council at that time--Principal Chief Jarrett N. Smith back in 1880.All 12 of the children went to Birdtown Day School, and the goverment payed for them to go to Hampton.
They did not get put off until after 1924.I have the testimonies from the hearings that took place in 1927. Word from the family story is that Saultie Owl got into a fight with one of the family members and swore that he was going to make sure that they got put off--(personalisim)
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