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MISSOURI INDIAN LAWS

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If any of your Ancestors came through Missouri and was from the Removed Five Civilized Tribes or any other indian nation or wanted to stay in Missouri  here is what they found.

 

  Many Indian Familys because of the move of the Five Civilized Tribes of the Indian Nations  and many from other indian Nations moved to Missouri and many choose not to be Recognized or Register on the Goverment Rolls and hid there idenity.    Missouri became a state in 1821 and   began passing laws to prevent Indians from moving into or hunting in the state of Missouri without a pass from a Goverment Indian Agent.  And could not purchase or own land in the state. The State Milita  was also called out to remove Indians from theWhite Settlements  when found. This did not include the Tribes that were here when Missouri became a State, because they were Registered with the Goverment. The Govenor ask the surounding States to also abide by these laws and not issue permits for Indians to come into the state.There were many heavy fines for even tradeing with Indians or living with Indians. When your  Indian Ancestors  came to Missouri, They bought land and lived in Missouri, but could make no mention of there Ancestors untill 1909 when the laws was repealed. 

 

MISSOURI INDIAN LAW

 

The law was was repealed and approved 14-may 1909.  section 1.

chapter 115 revised statutes of 1899 section 7566 to 7577 both inclusive, and entitled "Indians."  be and  the same is here by repealed. This is why many of our ancestors hide the fact thay were Indian. and makes research very hard in MISSOURI.

Below is  sample from the 1845 Missouri State Revisied Statutes.  

 

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                                            Thirteenth General Assembly 1845

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:

 

1. No person shall reside, or attempt to reside, as a trader, in any hunting camp of any Indian tribe; not permanently settled within this state.

2. No person shall give to any Indian a permit to come or remain within this state; nor a permit, or other instrument of writing, with the intent to induce any Indian to come or remain within this state, except the proper agent, under the authority of the United States.

3. No person shall sell, exchange, or give to any Indian any spirituous or vinous liquor, under any circumstances whatever, unless directed by a physician, for medical purposes.

4. No person shall sell, exchange, or give to any Indian, any horse, mile, gun, blanket or any other article or commodity whatever, unless such Indian shall be traveling through the state, and have a written permit from the proper agent, or under the direction of such agent in proper person.

5. No person shall receive from any Indian, by way of purchase, gift, exchange or barter, any horse, mule, gun, blanket, fur, peltry or any other article or commodity whatever.

6. Any person convicted of a violation of the first section of this act shall forfeit the merchandize found in his possession, and offered for sale to the Indians, and shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty days.

7. Any person convicted of a violation of the second, third, fourth or fifth sections of this act, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty days.

8. If any Indian, who shall have received a permit to come or remain within this state, in violation of this act, or who may have been furnished with spirituous or vinous liquor, by any person, in violation of this act, shall, whilst thus unlawfully within this state, or in a state of intoxication, commit any injury of damage to the person or property of any inhabitant of this state, the person giving such unlawful permit, or who shall have unlawfully furnished such Indian with spirituous or vinous liquor, shall be liable for all injury and damage thus done, to be recovered by suit in any court of competent jurisdiction.

9. All contracts made in violation of this act shall be void, and any Indian may recover from any person, any peltry or other property, sold or exchanged by him in violation f this act, or the full value thereof; or the proper agent of the tribe to which such Indian belongs, may sue for and recover such property, or the ull. value thereof, in his own name, to the use of such Indian.

10. If any Indian shall be found hunting or roaming within the limits of this state, without a written permit from the proper agent, such an Indian shall, on conviction, be fined ten dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail ten days.

11. It shall be the duty of the Governor to transmit a copy of this act to the agents of all the Indian tribes on the border of this state, with a request to such agents not to grant a permit to any Indian to come into this state for the purpose of hunting or without necessary business, or who is not of a peaceful character.

12. It shall be the duty of all the civil and military officers of this state, to give immediate information of every violation of this law that may come to their knowledge.

13. The judges of the Circuit Courts shall give this act in special charge to the Grand Jury, in every county on the frontier of this State, at each term of the court.

14. Whenever any general or field officer of the militia shall receive satisfactory information, that any Indians are hunting or roaming within the limits of such officer’s command, he may order out a sufficient portion of his command to remove such Indians out of the white settlement.

15. When any portion of the militia shall be so ordered into service, it shall be placed under the command of some competent commissioned officer, who shall have power, and it shall be his duty, to remove such Indians according to the order, without delay.

 Approved, February 27, 1845.

 

These Laws may be Obtained from the-- MISSOURI STATE LIBRARY

                                                               PO.BOX 387

                                                               Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-0378

                                                               libref@mail.sos.state.mo.us

 

Here is a  State of Missouri Revised Statutes list of years found. There may be more.

1825.1840,1841,1845,1856,1866,1870,1879,1889,1899,and1909

 

Ron Bunch