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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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.
From 1914 to 1915, Mississippi Congressmen Byron "Pat" Harrison, John Sharp Williams, and James Kimble Vardeman attempted to reopen the Dawes Commission, but they were unsuccessful.
Dawes, and his Dawes Commission, to convince the Indians to accept the sweeping, new plan for tribal lands.
But still, many thought, something is better than nothing, and they greeted the work of the Dawes Commission heartily.
The Dawes Commission proved a disaster for Native Americans," says Henry Louis Gates, pointing to the break-up of the reservations, ending of self-government for Indians and the grabbing of Indian land to create America's 46th state, Oklahoma.
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.