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After the Civil War, the Five Nations that had sided with the Confederacy were forced to cede their western lands. A new series of removals and relocations followed, resulting in the settlement of many smaller Nations/Tribes in the area that later became Oklahoma Territory. The ones I've identified so far are listed in the following table. I have included the Language Family of each, because this is a strong indicator of both historical alliances and the later tendency to inter-marry.

The Sac & Fox had joined forces before removal to this area so I have included only one entry for them. The Cheyenne and Arapaho have merged more recently, so I have retained their separate listings as well as used the modern name.

 Name

Background

Location in O.T.

Absentee Delaware

Subject Tag: DELAWARE

 

Algonquian.  Originally from the northeast.  Near Anadarko, Washita and Binger, OK

 

 

Absentee Shawnee

Subject Tag: SHAWNEE

Algonquian. At the time of first contact, the Shawnee were one of the dominant groups of the old Northwest Purchase area. Their range extended as far northeast as PA and as far south as the Carolinas, KY & TN. Pushed westward by colonial expansion, they splintered and the Absentee Band moved to Cape Girardeau, MO.

Between the North and South branches of the Canadian, between the Unassigned Lands and the Seminole Nation. In general, the Shawnee Allottments were in the northern portion of present-day Pottawatomi County.

Apache

Subject Tag: APACHE

Athapascan. Native to the southwest, ranging from southern Kansas through Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico to Arizona.

The southeastern portion of the Leased District.

Arapaho

Subject Tag: ARAPAHO or C&A

Algonquian. Native to a large portion of the Great Plains

South of the Cherokee Outlet and west of the 98th Meridian.

Caddo

Subject Tag: CADDO

Caddoan. Native to the southeastern portion of the Great Plains, ranging through Texas into Arkansas and Louisiana.

The northeastern portion of the Leased District.

Cheyenne

Subject Tag: CHEYENNE or C&A

Algonquian. Native to a large area of the Great Plains.

South of the Cherokee Outlet and west of the 98th Meridian.

Cheyenne & Arapaho

Subject Tag: C&A

The modern designation, as the two have now merged.

South of the Cherokee Outlet and west of the 98th Meridian

Comanche

Subject Tag: COMANCHE

Uto-Aztecan. Native to a large area of the Great Plains.

The southeastern portion of the Leased District.

Iowa

Subject Tag: IOWA

Siouan. Native to the Great Plains, where the Algonquinans were pushed by westward expansion and therefore their long-term enemies at the time of Removal.

Between the Cimarron River and Deep Fork, between the Unassigned Lands and the Sac & Fox. In the eastern part of present-day Logan and Oklahoma Counties and the western part of Lincoln County.

Kickapoo

Subject Tag: KICKAPOO

Algonquian. The Kickapoo originally lived south of the Great Lakes, between the Fox, Sauk, and Potawatomi to the north and the Shawnee to the south. They allied with all of them at various times.

Between Deep Fork and the North Canadian, between the Unassigned Lands and the Sac & Fox, in a relatively small area where Oklahoma, Lincoln and Pottawatomi Counties meet.

Kaw

Subject Tag: KAW

Siouan. Native to Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

In the Cherokee Outlet, east of the Arkansas River.

Kiowa

Subject Tag: KIOWA

Kiowa-Tanoan. Native to the Great Plains, from Kansas & Colorado through Oklahoma to Texas and New Mexico.

The southeastern portion of the Leased District.

Missouri

Subject Tag: MISSOURI

Siouan. Native to the eastern portion of the Great Plains

In the Cherokee Outlet, west of the Arkansas River

Osage

Subject Tag: OSAGE

Siouan. Native to Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma

In the Cherokee Outlet, east of the Arkansas River.

Oto

Subject Tag: OTO

Siouan. Native to the eastern portion of the Great Plains

In the Cherokee Outlet, west of the Arkansas River.

Pawnee

Subject Tag: PAWNEE

Caddoan. Native to Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma

In the Cherokee Outlet, west of the Arkansas River

Ponca

Subject Tag: PONCA

Siouan. Native to the northern part of the Great Plains.

In the Cherokee Outlet, west of the Arkansas River

Pottawatomie

Subject Tag: POTT

Algonquian. The Pottawatomi originally lived near the Great Lakes, primarily in what is now Michigan. They sometimes allied with other Algonquian against both the Plains Tribes and white intrusion.

Between the North and South branches of the Canadian, between the Unassigned Lands and the Seminole Nation. In general, the Pottawatomie Allottments were in the southern portion of present-day Pottawatomi County.

Sac & Fox

Subject Tag: SAC&FOX

Algonquian. Separate Tribes at the time of first contact, with the Sauk living in on the Upper Michigan peninsula and the Fox south of Lake Superior. Driven south and west by French and English expansion, they ultimately combined forces.

Between the Cimarron River and the North Canadian, primarily in Lincoln County but extending into the southern part of Payne County and the northern part of Pottawatomi County.

Tonkawa

Subject Tag: TONKAWA

Tonkawan. Native to the southern Great Plains.

In the Cherokee Outlet, west of the Arkansas River

Wichita

Subject Tag: WICHITA

Caddoan. Native to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

The northeastern portion of the Leased District.

 

Neighboring Indian Territory included the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Nations plus the remnant groups of the Quapaw Tract. These are NOT covered by OKTERR-NA.  

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Contact Researchers

The following members of our list are researching specific Nations/Tribes of Oklahoma Territory and wish to be contacted by others who have similar interests.  New members are encouraged to submit their listing.  E-mail to Sharon McAllister, Listowner & Webmaster.

Absentee Shawnee

Sharon McAllister

Sharon73372@cs.com

Descendant of John Clark. Also coordinator for the Absentee Shawnee site on ITGenWeb so want to hear from any researcher, not just relatives.

Joyce Foster

joyter@c2i2.com

Researching the ALFORDs, of the Kispicotha band.  Associated names:  BERRY & GREGORY. 

Apache

Ethel Taylor

bandony@yahoo.com

I am the coordinator/webmaster for the Kiowa- Comanche-Apache Lands in what is now SW OK. 

Arapaho

Barbara Clayton

CheyenneOkie@aol.com

My paternal lineage starts with my great-great grandmother being full-blood Arapaho. Known only as "ARAPAHO WOMAN" to me. Her daughter, Mary NORTH, my great grandmother was 1/2 Arapaho & 1/2 French-Canadian.

Caddo

Cindy Bolinger

caboling@bigplanet.com

I am the coordinator & webmaster for the CADDO and WICHITA sites of ITGenWeb. I am enrolled 1/8 Caddo. Looking for contacts and some traffic to the website, particularly to post your names and queries.

Cheyenne

Barbara Clayton

CheyenneOkie@aol.com

My maternal lineage is full-blood Cheyenne and includes these names:

BLACK, MASHUNKASHEY, BEAR TRACK, MAD BULL "REDMAN", HUNTING WOLF, LAZY WOMAN, HOARSE VOICE. Collateral lines include: BULL and KELLEY

Cheyenne & Arapaho

Barbara Clayton

CheyenneOkie@aol.com

I am enrolled with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma as 11/16 combined blood quantum, which is the way the Southern C&A's count blood degrees. I am actually 5/8 Cheyenne and 1/16 Arapaho.

My maternal lineage is full-blood Cheyenne (see above).

My paternal lineage starts with my great-great grandmother being full-blood Arapaho (see above). Known only as "ARAPAHO WOMAN" to me. My great-grandmother, Mary NORTH was thus 1/2 Arapaho & 1/2 French-Canadian. She married Andrew TASSO, a full-blood Cheyenne.

Probate records obtained from the Southern Plains Regional Office in Anadarko revealed that my great-grandfather, Andrew TASSO's parents were YELLOW OWL and GOOD WOMAN. YELLOW OWL died before being allotted but GOOD WOMAN was allottee number 268 and she was allotted 160 acres in Reserve Township in 
Kingfisher County.

In researching land records at the Kingfisher County courthouse, I found other children of GOOD WOMAN. They were YELLOW WOMAN, CROOKED NOSE, Lizzie TASSO and BLACK EAGLE who was also known as Clark STARR. 

So far I have found YELLOW WOMAN married Victor CROW CHIEF in 1906, then in 1921 she married Ralph WILLIAMS.

CROOKED NOSE was already married to RED NOSE when they received their allotments in 1892. They had two sons, EATING WOLF, also known as Albert RED NOSE and SMALL MAN.

Lizzie TASSO married Fred BUSHY about 1895. She then married Gilbert FOOTE, also known as Gilbert STANTON.

Would like to hear from others researching any of the above.

Ethel Taylor

bandony@yahoo.com

I am the coordinator/webmaster for the Cheyenne- Arapaho Lands in what is now SW OK. 

Comanche

Sue Kimmerle maselia@knology.net

I'm looking for any information on Geroge Armstrong HUNT - COMANCHE - born 26 Oct 1936 in Tahlequah OK - indian name Pahoo Cockeiwa

Son of Gordon Dock HUNT Sr. and Fannie GREYMARTIN. Brothers and Sisters: Leon Jean Davall HUNT; Gordon Dock HUNT JR; Willis French HUNT; Dale Francis Rogers HUNT; John Harry HUNT; Edgor Russell HUNT; Bobby Gene HUNT

Iowa

Sharon McAllister

Sharon73372@cs.com

Coordinator for the Iowa site on ITGenWeb.

Kickapoo

Sharon McAllister

Sharon73372@cs.com

Coordinator for the Kickapoo site on ITGenWeb.

Kaw

 

 

 

Kiowa

Ethel Taylor

bandony@yahoo.com

I am the coordinator/webmaster for the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Lands in what is now SW OK. 

Missouri

 

 

 

Osage

Jann Davenport JD2OK@aol.com

 

Oto

 

 

 

Pawnee

 

 

 

Ponca

 

 

 

Pottawatomie

Sharon McAllister Sharon73372@cs.com

Coordinator for the Pottawatomie site on ITGenWeb.

Jeannie

Jeannabee@aol.com

Helen and Abigail FORDYCE

Sac & Fox

Sharon McAllister

Sharon73372@cs.com

Enrolled. Also coordinator for the Sac & Fox site on ITGenWeb so want to hear from any Sac & Fox researcher, not just relatives.

Tonkawa

 

 

 

Wichita

Cindy Bolinger

caboling@bigplanet.com

I am the coordinator & webmaster for the CADDO and WICHITA sites of ITGenWeb. Looking for contacts and some traffic to the website, particularly to post your names and queries.

Other NA Nations/Tribes

The following members of our list are also researching other Nations/Tribes who were not in Oklahoma Territory and therefore beyond the scope of our list.  We have added this section because so many newcomers to NA research are not familiar with the boundaries or Nations/Tribes of Oklahoma Territory and may be looking here for groups that we do not cover.  Members who are willing to serve as mentors are encouraged to submit their listings.  E-mail to:  Sharon McAllister, Listowner & Webmaster. The Nations/Tribes are listed in alphabetical order.

Sharon McAllister

Sharon73372@cs.com

Catawba, ancestry unproven

Doug Barkley

genreser@intcon.net

1/8 Cherokee, not enrolled

Jann Davenport

JD2OK@aol.com

Cherokee

Kamama Sutton

Kamama3@aol.com

Southern Band Cherokee[GA]

Vanessa Schatz

bfly1@earthlink.net

Cherokee Freedmen

Windell Pyles

Choctaw2739@cs.com

Cherokee & Choctaw

Doug Barkley

genreser@intcon.net

3/64ths Choctaw enrolled

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