The data posted to this site are resources for the
Freedmen Descendants of the Five Civilized tribes, a means to locate information particular to the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole Freedmen of Indian Territory /Oklahoma. Census card numbers prepared by the Dawes Commission of 1898 have been the catalyst for this site. You should first obtain the roll number before searching. The index to these numbers can be obtained on this site so it is imperative that you click on the HOW TO USE THIS SITE link. It is this researchers desire to reduce the many hours spent at your local genealogy libraries and National Archives searching for this information.
My dedication is to the Freedmen descendants and... Researching the Freedmen of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. Surnames of Roberts,
Pickens, Stevenson, Colbert,
Wilson, Harris, Abrams,
Christian, Clay and
Twenty-five years of researching has produced the following information. The
reader must know that some liberties have been taken, as with all data obtained
of slaveholders little if any information about slave populations were well
documented. This researcher is fortunate to some extent, as Indian Records
before after removal, from Indian Nations east of the Mississippi, were maintained, thus documenting family surnames. Much of the information obtained for this site comes from the Dawes Commission and enrollment of the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes. Who's Blood is This is the title of my works and the dedication of my web sites
In the year 1985 I started a search for my missing family,
or perhaps I should say, the family that denied who I am. Much like a child that
has been adopted, I set out to find my ancestors, that missing part of me. This
web site is the results of that search to date; however, I want to share the
180-degree turn that I made over the past 10 years&. Thus the Title of my works Whose
Blood is This.
Unlike Alex Haley there are no stories handed down from the
generations about my African ancestors, I am told by the government or this
society that I am African-American, yet in all my searching I have found nothing
to substantiate this title, so whose blood is this that runs through my
veins. Though my complexion is of a dark hue, my African brothers don't claim me
for my hair is to long, to straight or wavy, my nose is not broad, my lips are
not full. My Irish/English brothers won't claim me for I am the product of our
forefather sins; I am the reminder of the inhumane treatment against a people,
so Whose Blood Is This that runs through my veins. My Choctaw and
Chickasaw brothers won't claim me, although my features are much like their on,
much like Judas, I or perhaps I should say my Freedmen ancestors were sold
out... to the same government that labels me. So Whose Blood Is This. To
my sons Eric and
Edward Jalen and MaKenzie
to whom this page is dedicated I write this so they will not spend twenty-five
years searching for their blood. To my sister
Unestine Denson Cannon I dedicate this site for she has always claimed me
and truly knows Whose Blood Is This.
I will continue my search, for it is much like a drug
addiction that keep me up at night searching the net, looking for my next hit.
But it is not for the need to be accepted by a Nation. Rest easy my Chickasaw
and Choctaw brothers, keep the thirty pieces of silver, I am not trying to get
into your Nation, as you claim your heritage of the ancient spirits, know that
because of the blood that run through my veins, I too have that connection. Rest
easy my Irish/English brothers for I too forgive your inhumanities, you must
some day acknowledge your sins and who I truly am. My African brothers I hold
you harmless even though you can't or won't claim me, as you too must be asking
Whose Blood Is This.
I have been told that my heritage held from the Kings and
Queens of Africa, for which I have no proof. I have been told that I come from
Chiefs and Kings of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nation for this I have limited
proof. Of all the bloodlines that I can claim, the most important, claims me. It
is the Blood of Jesus, Whose
Blood Is This. It is the blood of the Lamb, it is Alpha and Omega, it
is King Jesus, and I am a true heir to this throne..... No research need.
Dad's side of me: Although oral history states that my dad's ancestors have
a Cherokee heritage, I have found nothing to prove or disprove this statement.
I have found my great great-grandfather Cupid Moore in
Terrebonne Parish, La. Although a known fact that Indians inhabited
Terrebonne Parish for thousands of years, they were not today's Houmas Indians,
but tribes of unknown origin. Cupid was born in North Carolina and he may
have simply end up there after fighting in the Civil War. My great
great-grandmother's surname still eludes me thus I post only 3 of my paternal.
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