Black Choctaws


1 [African-American] Choctaw Colored Citizens Association. Statement of the Choctaw Freedmen, Setting Forth Their Wrongs, Grievances, Claims & Wants. August, 1894. Fort Smith, Arkansas: J.H. Mayers & Co., [1894]. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers creased, (25) pp., paper lightly browned, exlibrary, else very good.

First edition, extremely rare (OCLC locates only Yale). The Choctaw Freedmen – the descendants of the slaves held by the Choctaw Nation –here argue that they are entitled to land awards from the Dawes Commission (which was allocating lands from tribal to individual ownership). Gilcrease-Hargrett, p. 137.


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