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Re: Caesar COLBERT Choctaw FreedmanCitizenship-Rig

Greetings Thomas,

Perhaps you can give us some more detailed information about your connections to the COLBERT/BROWN Chickasaw/Choctaw families so we can better assist you. Can you tell us what research you have done to this point?

Begin with what you knonw about any Dawes enrollee (the Dawes Freedmen Roll M1186 is used to determine what connection you might have with these unique individuals.)

What are the names of your ancestors that are said to be part of this "class" of Choctaw/Chickasaw and where did they reside in "Indian Territory" (Oklahoma prior to 1907.)

If you are just looking for general historical information there are books and various publications we can direct you too, the most widely used and informative is the work done by Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield Jr., "The Chickasaw Freedmen a People Without a Country."

I've included a link to a site that can give you more general information on the history of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Freedmen which should help you begin your journey into some of the most remarkable and unique history of the so called "Five Civilized Tribes" and for that matter, United States History and lo and behold in the month of February, "Black History Month!"

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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