Dawes Commission


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Dawes Commission,

commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, created by the U.S. Congress in 1893 under the Dawes Act with H. L. Dawes as chairman. Its aim was the reorganization of the Indian TerritoryIndian Territory,
in U.S. history, name applied to the country set aside for Native Americans by the Indian Intercourse Act (1834). In the 1820s, the federal government began moving the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, and Chickasaw) of the Southeast to
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 by securing the assent of the chiefs to the extinguishing of tribal land titles and by allotting lands to individuals.
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After removal from the close of the Civil War until allotment and the Dawes Commission in 1907, the Cherokee tried desperately to assert tribal sovereignty and employ traditional notions of an egalitarian tribal economy.
The Dawes Commission put people on these different lists.
You can see that based on the testimony that this Dawes Commission took, where people would talk about having an Indian mother or father.
Most of the remaining Cherokee land was divided into 160-acre allotments and given to individual tribal members identified by the Dawes Commission census.
Native voices describe initial contact with Europeans, pre-removal history, removal itself, the Indians' role in the United States Civil War, the Dawes Commission, and Native American leaders such as Sequoyah, Tecumseh, Alexander McGillivray, Paddy Carr, Pushmataha, Greenwood Leflore, and Stand Waite.
Over a period of several years, the Dawes Commission forced the tribes to liquidate their holdings; in 1901 they were granted United States citizenship, and in theory, the Five Civilized Tribes were integrated into the general population.
The memorial called for Dawes Commission payments to Mississippi Choctaws--payments the Mississippi Choctaws have been trying to receive since the late 1890s.
Wesley stated in interviews conducted by Dawes Commission representatives that he was a full-blooded Choctaw and, at one time, went by the name of Wesley Wah-ca-tubbee.
In that same year, the Dawes Commission was created to negotiate with the Five Tribes for the purpose of extinguishing tribal title to their lands (10 Ind.
By that time, the Five Tribes were administered by the Dawes Commission and the Office of the U.