Monthly Archives: July 2014

Augusta County, VA Homicides Involving Indians

From the paper, “Augusta County Homicides” on the cjrc.osu.edu server. The following three homicides are recorded and extracted from various records as having occurred in Augusta County and involving Indians. I wonder if Standking Turke is Standing Turkey, misspelled. 1742 … Continue reading

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Cherokee Became Ubiquitous Word for Indian

By the early 1900s when reparations were being paid by the government to Cherokee descendants, the word Cherokee became ubiquitous with Native, especially in descendants in the eastern US who had Native ancestry, but didn’t necessarily know which tribe.  In … Continue reading

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Spotswood’s November 1713 Letter Regarding Tuscarora War Survivors

Many people think that most of the surviving southern band of the Tuscarora went to New York after the fall of Fort Neoheroka in March of 1713, a turning point in the Tuscarora War, or that they immediately settled with northern … Continue reading

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Parsons and Abbott Roll – 1832 Creek Census

By a treaty of March 24, 1832, the Creek Indians ceded to the United States all of their land east of the Mississippi River. Heads of families were entitled to tracts of land, which, if possible, were to include their … Continue reading

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Jack Amos, Choctaw, Newton County, Mississippi

Jack Amos was born about 1830, a Choctaw Indian, and applied for tribal membership with the Dawes Commission in 1901.  He filed a deposition which provides a great deal of information about his family. He lists his parents at full-blood Choctaw, … Continue reading

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