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There is no such category as Choctaw Black or Choctaw White. When the Dawes Commission setup the categories for Adoption into the 5 civilized tribes it was setup as By marriage By blood minors New born non-citizen Choctaw Freedmen rejected doubtful or intruder. You would have to fall into one these categories. Your grand mother should know this if she is the one who applied for Application for an enrollment card. There was a Felix McNeil the grandson of Seminole chief Scripio Bowleg who fled from Florida to the Bahamas after the surrender but he was black so I don't think that would be your ancestor. As far as birth certificates are concerned if you are Choctaw White from Oklahoma. Oklahoma didn't have birth records until 1908 after Oklahoma became a state in 1907. If your are Choctaw White from Mississipp they did not record births until 1912. Most people white and black kept records in bibles or in Church records. I would suggest you ask your grandmother when she applied for an application because she would have had to apply between 1898 and 1914. In 1914 there were only two enrollments approved.
[posted 20 Jun 1999]
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