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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF
THE OFFICE OF
THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES AGENCY
MUSKOGEE AREA of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
(Record Group 75)

Compiled by Kent Carter, September 1994

The Southwest National Archives branch in Fort Worth, Texas holds most of the original Bureau of Indian Affairs records from Oklahoma. This is their extensive inventory of approximately 650 types of records covering enrollment, allotment, leases, finances, probate, programs, and schools. These original records must be viewed in person at the SW National Archives.   Please see Visiting the National Archives.


Go to: Introduction ... Table of Contents ... Appendix I-VIII ... Alphabetical index (A-I)

Go to Record Entries: 1-60a ... 61-128 ... 129-207a ... 208-288a ... 289-359 ... 360-442a ... 443-506 ... 507-579 ... 580-649


RECORDS RELATING TO LAND

The Superintendent of the Union Agency was responsible for placing Indians in possession of the land allotted to them by the Dawes Commission and enforcing provisions of agreements with tribal governments and Congressional legislation relating to the lease or sale of allotted and unallotted land. The Superintendent was also responsible for the collection of payments for the purchase of lots in approved townsites and the issuance of deeds to the lots. In 1906, divisions were established within the agency for Townsites, Deeds, Intruders (non-Indians), and Land Sales. The Townsites and Deeds Divisions were merged in 1908 and then consolidated with the three remaining divisions in 1915 to form the Land Division.

In 1926, the Land Division was merged with the Individual Indian Money Division to form the Indian Land and Money Division. It consisted of 36 employees who were responsible for processing applications for the removal of restrictions from allotted land, supervising the leasing of land and the collection of rental payments, conducting sales of tribal land and property, preparing and approving vouchers for disbursements of funds from the accounts of individual Indians, and storing the agency's older records and the records of the Dawes Commission

When an Area Office was established at Muskogee in 1949, a Branch of Land Management and a Branch of Land Acquisition and Disposition were created. The Branch of Land Management was subsequently renamed the Branch of Land Operations and was responsible for agricultural extension services, soil conservation activities, and water control projects. The Branch of Land Acquisition and Disposition was renamed the Branch of Realty in 1958 and then became the Branch of Real Property Management in 1965. It was responsible for the utilization, development, and protection of restricted Indian land and custody of the agency's records.

The agency only exercised control over unallotted land, townsites, and land allotted to persons designated "restricted Indians" as defined in agreements with the tribal governments and Congressional legislation. Many Indians disposed of their Surplus or Homestead allotments under various acts of Congress and the agency's control over the land was terminated by the sale. See J. E. Bennett, The Law of Titles to Indian Land (Oklahoma City, 1917) and Norman Graebner "The Public Land Policy of the Five Civilized Tribes" in The Chronicles of Oklahoma (Volume 23 Number 2).


GENERAL RECORDS

360. CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.

1914-1946. 2 ft.
Arranged chronologically. No correspondence has been located for the period from 1938 to 1944.
Carbon copies of letters sent and some copies of letters received by the Superintendent of the agency from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The letters relate to land sales, leases, deeds, enrollment, and the status of allotted land. Many of these letters are also among the records described in entry 295. (from 53982-3).
A-13-8-3

361. CASE FILES OF COMMISSIONER WRIGHT.

1908-1913. 2 in.
Arranged by subject.
Correspondence, copies of deeds and leases, reports of field employees of the agency, and copies of documents field in proceedings held in various courts. The bulk of the correspondence is between the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, J. George Wright, and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, officials of land companies, field employees, and allottees. The records appear to have been maintained by Commissioner Wright for reference and relate to deeds of full-blood Choctaws to the Chickasaw Land Company, the McAlester Real Estate Exchange, "Booster Car," the Duncan Townsite case, and the leasing of Creek oil land along the Arkansas River (from 69896).
A-13-8-2

362. GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE.

1929-1963. 40 ft.
Arranged in yearly segments and thereunder alphabetically by the first letter of the subject or the addressee's name. No correspondence has been located for the period from 1951 to 1957.
Original letters received and copies of letters sent by the Superintendent to other Indian agencies, officials of state agencies, and the general public. The bulk of the letters are requests for information about enrollment, eligibility for benefits and shares of payments being made to various tribes, issuance of birth certificates, the status of land, and land sales. The staff of the Indian Land and Money Division was responsible for answering general questions about enrollment from the records of the Dawes Commission that were in its custody. (from 69968-71, 46638-646, 70196-9, 70312-4, 46300-1, and 455101-119).
A-13-8-3

363. RECORDS OF LAND APPRAISER A. G. McGREGOR.

1907-1908. 3 in.
Arranged chronologically.
Reports submitted by the Land Appraiser at Muskogee, A. G. McGregor, to the Superintendent of the agency and some townsite appraisements and lists of land sold by Creek allottees. The reports relate to applications for removal of restrictions from allotted land, leases, royalty payments, and land sales. There are a few copies of opinions of the U.S. Attorney General and instructions from the Secretary of Interior relating to the inheritance and conveyance of allotted land. Some of the copies of opinions are dated 1904-06.
A-13-10-4

364. LETTERS SENT TO THE COMMISSIONER RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS.

1906-1909. 8 vols. 8 in.
Arranged chronologically. Each volume contains an index to the allottees mentioned in the letters. The volumes are numbered 12, 13, 17, 18, and 21 to 24 and the missing volumes have not been located.
Press copies of letters sent by the Superintendent of the agency to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relating to applications for the removal of restrictions on the sale of allotted land. Many of the letters are form letters that transmit reports on the applications.
A-13-12-4

365. RECORDS RELATING TO LAND TITLES.

1911-1916. 3 in.
Arranged chronologically.
Correspondence, copies of opinions of the U.S. Attorney General, copies of documents filed in proceedings in Federal and State courts, reports on examinations of abstracts of title, and regulations and circulars issued by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The records relate to the legality of deeds and leases to allotted land, taxation of inherited land, and procedures governing the removal of restrictions on the alienation of allotted land. There is some correspondence pertaining to eligibility of individual Indians for land allotments and payments. It appears that these records were maintained in the Restrictions Division for reference and many of the documents have notes to or from Dana Kelsey, Superintendent of the agency.
A-13-10-4

366. RECORDS RELATING TO SALES AND LEASES ("SUBJECT FILE").

1908-1949. 5 ft.
Arranged by an alpha-numeric code. The file guide and many of the files are still in the custody of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A list of file titles is in box 1.
Correspondence, schedules of sales, leases, copies of deeds, printed plat maps, rental notices and receipts for payments, and copies of documents filed in proceedings in Federal and State courts. The correspondence relates to the sale and leasing of allotted and unallotted land and lots in townsites. It appears that these records were consolidated from various offices within the agency by the Indian Land and Money Division for reference.
A-13-10-6

366A. RECORD OF RESTRICTED ALLOTMENTS.

n.d. 15 ft.
Arranged by tribe and thereunder by enrollment number (with numerous gaps).
A record made on 5 x 8 inch cards of allotments covered by restrictions imposed by Congress or BIA regulations. The information given for each allottee includes name, post office address, age, sex, Dawes enrollment number, degree of Indian blood, and the legal description of the Surplus and Homestead allotments. Some cards include the date of death and the names of heirs. The cards may have been created in conjunction with an enrollment of living members of the Five Civilized Tribes owning restricted individual allotted land as of June 30, 1927 (see entry 367). (46695-46700).
A-13-10-5

367. REPORT ON PERSONS OWNING RESTRICTED LAND.

1927. 4 in.
Arranged by tribe.
Printed forms annotated with information about "living members of the Five Civilized Tribes owning restricted individual allotted land, June 30, 1927." The forms were completed by field clerks or field examiners and contain the Indian's name, enrollment number, tribe, degree of Indian blood, age, sex, occupation, marital status, a description of the land owned and improvements on the land, information about the Indian's health and ability to read and write English, and an opinion about the individual's competency It appears that the forms were used to determine eligibility for tax exemption certificates (see entries 370, 371, 624, 636, and 646). (from 69968).
A-13-10-4

368. LISTS OF LEASES AND DECEASED ALLOTTEES.

1930. 1 in.
Arranged chronologically by date of compilation.
Carbon copies of lists of leases and lists of deceased allottees. The lists of leases contain the allottee's name, the legal description of the land leased, the terms of the lease, and some information about productivity and royalty payments. The lists of deceased allottees contain the allottee's name, enrollment number, the legal description of the allotted land, and the names of the heirs. It appears that the lists were prepared in response to a request from U.S. Senator Elmer Thomas for information about the status of homestead allotments of restricted Indians.
A-13-10-5

369. RECORDS OF THE REALTY OFFICER.

1951-1957. 2 ft.
Arranged by subject in accordance with the BIA's decimal classification system (see Appendix V).
Correspondence, circulars, instructions, narrative and statistical reports, and copies of minutes of meetings of various tribal groups and councils. The bulk of the Correspondence is between the Realty Officer and field employees, officials of the BIA in Washington, D.C., and the general public and relates primarily to land sales, leases, eligibility of persons for benefits based on degree of Indian blood, and applications for removal of restrictions. There are some minutes of Cherokee, Seminole, Quapaw, and Mississippi Choctaw groups. (from 455120-122).
A-13-10-5

370. RECORDS RELATING TO TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR LAND.

1928-1941. 3 in.
Arranged chronologically.
Copies of correspondence between the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the Superintendent of the agency, copies of regulations, narrative reports of the Superintendent and field employees, and lists of cancelled exemptions. The records relate to the issuance or cancellation of certificates of tax exemption for allotted land under an act of Congress of May 10, 1928. (from 416387).
A-13-10-5

371. RECORD OF TAX EXEMPTIONS

1928. 4 ft.
Arranged by tribe and thereunder alphabetically by the surname of the allottee's heir.
A record prepared on 5 x 8 inch cards (form 2-503) of tax exemptions on inherited land granted to "non-enrolled" Indians under an act of Congress of May 10, 1928. The information given for each individual includes tribe, post office address, age, father's name and enrollment number, mother's name and enrollment number, the name of the deceased allottee, the number of acres claimed, and an inheritance certificate number. (from 46701-2).
A-13-10-4

371A. RESERVATIONS FOR SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, AND CEMETERIES.

1905-1934. 7 ft.
Arranged by Township and thereunder by Range.
Correspondence, surveys, deeds, maps, and other documents relating to requests to designate allotted land for special purposes. There is some correspondence relating to the disposal of land that was not used for the requested purpose.
A-6-88-1

372. CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS.

1921-1940. 38 items.
Arranged by type of map.
Published maps and some manuscript maps and linen tracings that show timber land, coal lands, Red River oil lands, and tracts of land sold at auction. It appears that the maps were maintained for reference by the Indian Land and Money Division and its successors. (M1306-49, M345-351, and M700-715, 53A298 and 65A446)
B-35-2-3 and B-35-13-1


RECORDS RELATING TO INTRUDERS

Prior to allotment, each of the tribal governments allowed non-Indians to live and work within the tribal territory under a permit system that required the payment of fees and taxes. The Superintendent of the Union Agency was responsible for enforcing the rules established by the tribal governments and removing persons who were considered "intruders" by the tribal officials. The Curtis Act of 1898 authorized the appointment of Revenue Inspectors to collect many of the fees and taxes for the tribal governments under the supervision of the U.S. Indian Inspector for Indian Territory (see entries 519-540).

By 1900, there were more than three times as many non-Indians in Indian Territory as Indians and the Superintendent of the Union Agency complained frequently to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs about the difficulty of identifying and removing "intruders." In 1906, an Intruder Division was established within the agency to place allottees in possession of their land and investigate leases to determine if they had been obtained by fraud. The staff worked closely with the agency's Indian Police, officials of the county courts (after 1907), and the District Agents (after 1908). Most of the division's functions were transferred to the District Agents in 1909 and the division was abolished in 1915.

There are several rolls of "intruders" that were compiled by the tribal governments among the records described in entry 54. See also entries 411 and 412 of Preliminary Inventory 163 for records relating to "intruders" in the Cherokee Nation. See The Intruders: The Illegal Residents of the Cherokee Nation, 1866-1907, by Nancy Hope Cober (Ponca City, 1991).

373. LETTERS RECEIVED.

1900-1901. 6 in.
Arranged chronologically.
Original letters received from officials of tribal governments, the U.S. Indian Inspector for Indian Territory, and the general public relating to payment of cattle taxes and permit fees, the operation of business without licenses, and the removal of intruders. Many of the letters were written by the Principal Chief of the Choctaw tribe. There are also copies of some letters from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs written in 1904 providing instructions about the removal of intruders and a few claims for payment of improvements built by intruders.
A-13-12-l

374. NOTICES SENT.

March 20-April 13, 1900. 1 vol. 1 in.
Arranged chronologically by date sent. The volume includes an index to addressees.
Press copies of printed form letters sent by the Union Agency to persons requesting the removal of intruders and to persons who were delinquent in paying taxes. The form letter advises the persons seeking removal of intruders to bring action in the U.S. courts in Indian Territory.
A-13-12-1

375. INDEX TO INTRUDERS.

n.d. 14 vols. 1 ft.
Arranged by tribe and thereunder alphabetically by the first letter of the intruder's surname. An index to persons who were considered to be intruders by the 'tribal governments who were involved in hearings held by the Union Agency. The information provided is the intruder's name, the name of the allottee or owner of the land in question, and the docket number of the case (see entry 377). Microfilmed as 7RA53.
A-13-12-2

376. INDEX TO ALLOTTEES.

n.d. 8 vols. 8 in.
Arranged by tribe and thereunder alphabetically by the first letter of the surname.
An index to allottees seeking the removal of intruders from their allotments that gives the allottee's name, the intruder's name, and the docket number of the case (see entry 377).
A-13-12-1

377. DOCKET OF HEARINGS IN INTRUDER CASES.

1901-1909. 22 vols. 2 ft.
Arranged by tribe and thereunder numerically by docket number assigned chronologically by the date the case was opened.
A record of papers filed and actions taken in hearings held by the Union Agency on requests to remove intruders from allotted land. The information given includes the case number, the names of the parties involved and their attorneys, and a summary of each paper file and action taken by the Superintendent of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Microfilmed as 7RA53.
A-13-12-1

378. DOCKET OF INTRUDER CASES.

1909. 36 pages.
Arranged numerically by docket number assigned chronologically by the date the case was opened. There is an index to names of allottees or the owner of the land in question.
A handwritten record of actions taken in cases relating to removal of intruders by the District Agent in District 5. The information given for each case includes the allottee's name, tribe, address, nearest town, the name of the intruder, legal description of the land in question, the length of time the intruder had been in possession of the land, the type of lease or contract covering the use of the land, and a description of any improvements on the land.
A-13-12-2

379. RECORD OF INTRUDERS IN THE CHOCTAW-CHICKASAW NATIONS.

1900-1901. 1 vol. .2 in.
Arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the intruder's surname.
A record of persons identified by the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribal governments as intruders that gives the intruder's name, nearest town, date and nature of complaint against the intruder, date of notice to the intruder and date of answer, and some remarks about actions taken. The complaints relate to failure to pay permit and license fees and grazing cattle without paying taxes.
A-13-12-2

380. LIST OF INTRUDERS IN PICKENS COUNTY.

n.d. 9 pages.
Unarranged.
A typed list of "U.S. Citizens Living in Pickens County Chickasaw Nation Unlawfully." The only information given is the person's name, place of residence, and the charge made by the tribal government. The bulk of the persons were charged with refusal to pay permit fees.
A-13-12-2

381. LISTS OF INTRUDERS IN THE CHEROKEE NATION.

n.d. 18 pages.
Arranged by claim number or roll number. There is no index.
A typed schedule of persons considered to be intruders by the Cherokee tribal government who filed claims for compensation for improvements under an act of Congress of March 3, 1893 (27 Stat. 641) and lists of persons on the Wallace Roll of Freedmen who were reported to the Union Agency as intruders by the tribal government.
The schedule of persons claiming compensation provides each claimant's name, the appraiser's report number and amount recommended, the amount claimed, and the amount recommended by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The lists of Freedmen contain only the person's name and number from the Wallace Roll (see entry 583 of Preliminary Inventory 163). (L3327).
A-13-12-2

382. RECORD OF IMPROVEMENTS SOLD.

1904. 1 vol. .5 in
Arranged numerically by a claim or payment number.
A record of improvements built by intruders in the Cherokee Nation that were sold. The information given includes the name of the vendor and vendee, a description of the improvements, their value, and the date of the sale. (L3297)
A-13-12-2

383. RECEIPTS FOR PAYMENTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS.

1895. 63 pages.
Arranged chronologically by date of payment.
Stubs of receipts issued by E. E. Starr, Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation for payments to intruders for the appraised value of their improvements in accordance with an act of Congress of March 3, 1891, and an act of the Cherokee National Council of September 20, 1895. The information contained on the stub includes the payee's name, the appraiser’s report number, the payee's number on a payment roll which has not been located, the amount awarded, and the district of the Cherokee Nation in which the improvements were located. There are a few forms relating to persons who refused the payment. (from 69917)
A-13-12-2


RECORDS RELATING TO THE SALE OF UNALLOTTED LAND

When the Dawes Commission completed the task of allotting land to individual Indians, more than three million acres remained unallotted. This included small tracts of undesirable land and large areas in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations that were withdrawn from allotment because of commercially valuable timber or deposits of coal and asphalt. Beginning in 1910, the unallotted land was sold at public auction under regulations issued by the Secretary of Interior (see Appendix XI for a list of sales). The bulk of the land was sold by 1916, but the status of the "Segregated Coal and Asphalt Land" was not resolved until 1948 when the Federal government bought the mineral rights. See entry 667 of Preliminary Inventory 163 for a description of records concerning the sale of Choctaw timber lands (1910-1914).

GENERAL RECORDS

384. NOTICES OF SALE.

1908-1923. 6 in.
Arranged chronologically by date of sale.
Printed notices of the sale of unallotted land, allotted land, forfeited and vacant town lots, surface of segregated land, and mineral rights on unallotted land. The information given for each tract of land advertised for sale includes the legal description, area, appraised value, physical description, and terms of sale. The notices generally contain information about the dates and locations of the auctions and the regulations governing the sale and payment. Many of the notices have been annotated to indicate if the tract was sold and the amount of the successful bid. Copies of many of these notices are among the records described in entry 386. (from 45554-6)
A-13-12-4

385. RECORD OF TRACTS SOLD.

1910-1929. 26 vols. 5 ft.
Arranged in roughly chronological order by the date of approval of the regulations that governed the sale and thereunder by the county in which the land was located and thereunder by tract number. Each volume has a list of contents.
A record of sales of tracts of unallotted land, timber, coal and asphalt miner rights, town lots in townsite additions on segregated land, and the surface of segregated coal and asphalt land. The information given for each tract includes the name of the purchaser, legal description, purchase price, dates of payments, amounts of interest paid, certificate of purchase number and date issued, and patent number and date issued. There are numerous notations about the cancellations of sales for non-payment. (L2022, L2026, L2027, L2025, L2024, and L2028).
A-13-12-5

386. SCHEDULES AND DESCRIPTIVE LISTS OF TRACTS SOLD.

1910-1925. 6 ft.
Arranged by tribe and thereunder by county Beginning in 1915, the schedules and lists are arranged chronologically by the date of the approval of the regulations that governed the sale.
Original typed schedules of tracts of land sold at auction and accompanying descriptive lists. The information about each tract contained in the schedules includes tract number, the name of the successful bidder, area, price per acre, total appraisement, and amount bid. The schedules have been annotated with the certificate of purchase and deed numbers and remarks about subsequent cancellations of sales. The "Descriptive Lists" are considered exhibits to the schedules and give the legal description, area, and appraisement of each tract offered for sale. There are a few schedules of tracts of land along abandoned railroad right of way that were sold during the 1930's and 1940's and copies of printed notices of sale. (from 416388-392 and 416397-402).
A-13-14-2 and A-13-14-4

387. CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO LAND SALES.

1915-1925. 4 in.
Arranged chronologically.
Original letters received and copies of letters sent by the Superintendent of the agency to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, field employees of the agency, tribal officials, and prospective purchasers relating to the sale of unallotted land, timber land, lots in townsites, and the surface of segregated coal and asphalt land. There are some carbon copies of reports of tribal representatives at auctions and officials of the Land Division of the agency. There is also some correspondence relating to the sale of mineral rights and delinquent payments. (from 416390).
A-13-14-3

388. SCHEDULES OF PAYMENTS.

1910-1914- 24 vols. 10 in.
Arranged by quarters of the fiscal year and thereunder numerically by tract number.
A record of payments received for the purchase of unallotted land prepared on printed forms ("Schedule and Vouchers for Sale of Unallotted Land of the Five Civilized Tribes"). The information given for each payment includes tract number, county in which the land was located, name of purchaser, and amount paid. There are separate schedules for purchases made under the various regulations issued by the Secretary of Interior and the bulk of these schedules are marked "triplicate." (L1663).
A-13-14-2

389. RECORDS RELATING TO CANCELLATIONS OF SALES.

1910-1914. 1 ft.
Arranged by county or Township in which the land was located.
Carbon copies of letters sent by the Dawes Commission to the Secretary of Interior, District Agents, and purchasers of land relating primarily to the cancellation of sales for failure to receive bids for the minimum appraised value of the land. There are some letters relating to payments and delivery of deeds and a few original certificates of purchase.
A-13-14-4

390. RECORDS RELATING TO TIMBER SALES.

1922-1937. 4 in.
Arranged by subject.
Correspondence, copies of regulations, lists of tracts, narrative and statistical reports, maps, newspaper clippings relating to the sale of land containing timber. The bulk of the correspondence is between the Superintendent of the agency and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, tribal officials, and potential buyers. There is some correspondence relating to the illegal cutting of timber and the cancellation of sales. There is also a handwritten record of bids received for timber lands offered for sale under regulations approved January 11, 1912 and several maps annotated to show the locations of tracts of timber. See also entry 386 for notices of sale and lists of tracts sold. (from 416404 and L3256). See entry 134A for records relating to the appraisal of timber.
A-13-14-3

391. RECORDS RELATING TO THE SALE OF SEMINOLE SCHOOL SITES.

1915-1926. 2 in.
Arranged by site and thereunder chronologically.
Correspondence, copies of leases, and newspaper clippings relating to the sale of leases of land reserved for the Mekusukey Mission and the Emahaka Academy that were located in the Seminole Nation. The bulk of the correspondence is between the Superintendent of the agency and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, tribal officials, newspaper editors, and potential buyers. There is also some correspondence pertaining to the sale of the land and buildings. (from 416390).
A-13-14-3

392. REGISTERS OF PAYMENTS FOR TOWN LOTS.

1902-1926. 37 vols. 3 ft.
Arranged by tribe and thereunder chronologically by date of payment.
Registers of payments received by the agency for town lots purchased in the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Cherokee Nations. The information given for each payment includes amount and date made, name and address of person making the payment, reason for the payment, lot and block number, town, a statement number, and a reference to unidentified folios. (L2088 to L2118 and L1669).
A-16-86-1

393. RECORDS RELATING TO THE SALE OF LOTS IN WILBURTON.

1940-1947. 4 in.
Arranged chronologically.
Correspondence, schedules of lots sold, certificates of purchase, receipts for payments, lists of original town lots, and other material relating to the sale at public auction of vacant and unsold lots in Wilburton, Oklahoma. The bulk of the correspondence is between the Superintendent of the agency and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, field employees of the agency, and potential buyers. (from 416399)
A-13-14-3

394. RECORD OF DELIVERY OF CERTIFICATES OF PURCHASE.

1911-1925. 6 vols. 6 in.
There are separate volumes for each sale. Entries in each volume are arranged numerically by certificate number assigned chronologically by date issued.
A record of certificates of purchase issued for unallotted land, timber, and surface of segregated coal and asphalt land. The information given for each certificate includes the tract number, date issued, and the buyer's name and address. (from 405371).
A-13-14-4

395. RECORD OF DEEDS DELIVERED.

1911-1947. 9 vols. 9 in.
There are separate volumes for each sale. Entries within each volume are arranged numerically by certificate number assigned chronologically by date issued.
A record of deeds or patents issued for unallotted land, timber, town lots in townsites on segregated land, and the surface of segregated coal and asphalt land. The information given for each deed includes county, tract number, date issued, name and address of purchaser, and method and date of delivery. (from 405371)
A-13-14-4


RECORDS RELATING TO CHOCTAW AND CHICKASAW SEGREGATED COAL AND ASPHALT

More than 450,000 acres of land containing coal and asphalt deposits were segregated from allotment by an order of the Secretary of the Interior of March 24, 1903 in accordance with the "Supplemental Agreement" with the Choctaws and Chickasaws ratified by an act of Congress of July 1, 1902. (32 Stat. 641) Although the agreement authorized the sale of the land by public auction, no sales were made and the disposition of the surface and the minerals was a continuing source of controversy.

An act of Congress of February 19, 1912 (37 Stat. 67) authorized the appraisal and sale of the surface and any improvements. Several appraisals were prepared between 1912 and 1914 and contests over ownership of improvements were resolved. The bulk of the surface was sold at auctions held from 1914 to 1918. Some of the mineral rights were sold in 1918 and 1925 but the majority were not disposed of until 1948 when they were purchased by the Federal government. See entries 482 and 483 of Preliminary Inventory 163 for records relating to the appraisement of segregated land. See also "Triumph of Will: The Coal Strike of 1899-1903" (Spring, 1983) and "Cattle, Coal, and Indian Land (Spring, 1984) in The Chronicles of Oklahoma.

396. DESCRIPTIONS OF SEGREGATED TRACTS.

1904. 6 vols. 2 in.
Arranged by district.
Printed circulars issued by the U.S. Geological Survey of descriptions of tracts of land segregated from allotment in McAlester, Wilburton-Stigler, Howe-Poteau, McCurtain-Massey, Lehigh-Ardmore, and the Chickasaw Nation because of coal or asphalt deposits. The descriptions were prepared by Joseph A. Taft of the Survey in accordance with a request from the Secretary of Interior dated May 16, 1904. The circulars were printed and distributed to provide information to persons considering submitting bids at the sale of unleased segregated land that was to be held on October 3, 1904. Each circular contains a map of the district annotated with the locations of coal and asphalt deposits and a detailed topographical description of each tract. A tract book relating to the sale is described in entry 482 of Preliminary Inventory 163.
A-13-14-4

397. SCHEDULES OF IMPROVEMENTS ON SEGREGATED LAND.

1905. 3 IN.
Arranged numerically by a schedule number (with numerous gaps).
Handwritten copies of "Schedule of Improvements of Indian Citizens and Freedmen on Segregated Coal and Asphalt Lands in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, Indian Territory as Appraised by Cyrus Beede, U.S. Indian Inspector Under the Direction of the Department of Interior." The schedules were prepared by Beede on printed forms in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary of Interior on July 3, 1903 (I.T.D. 5316-1903). The forms were signed by Beede on March 24, 1905 and submitted to the Secretary of Interior. It appears that they were returned for a re-examination that was done by Beede and U.S. Indian Inspector J. George Wright in October, 1905. A separate schedule was prepared for each person owning improvements and contains the owner's name and enrollment number, address, location of improvements (Section, Township, and Range), and the value of the improvements in the following categories: buildings, wells, cisterns, cellars, orchards, and fences. (from 70215)
A-35-006

398. ROLLS OF PERSONS CLAIMING OWNERSHIP OF IMPROVEMENTS.

1908-1909. .5 in.
Arranged chronologically by date compiled and thereunder alphabetically by the first letter of the claimant's name or numerically by a claim number.
Original supplemental rolls of "citizens and Freedmen of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations" who claimed improvements located on segregated coal and asphalt land. There are two copies of a roll prepared by J. George Wright under instructions from the Secretary of Interior of March 3, 1908 and one copy of a roll prepared by Wright under instructions of February 4, 1909. The information given for each claimant includes name, enrollment number, address, location of improvements (Section, Township, and Range), value of improvements, and remarks about citizenship and ownership of improvements. The numbers assigned to the claimants in these rolls often match the numbers assigned to the records described in entry 399.
A-35 (case 1 drawer 9).

399. CASE FILES ON CLAIMS TO IMPROVEMENTS.

1908-1909. 4 ft.
Arranged numerically by case number (1-134). There is often more than one file with the same number but they pertain to different people.
Correspondence,' transcripts of testimony, affidavits, inventories of improvements, plat maps, and other records relating to claims to ownership of improvements on segregated coal and asphalt lands. The bulk of the correspondence is between the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, J. George Wright, and claimants. The correspondence occasionally mentions the appraisement made by Cyrus Beede that is described in entry 397. (from 70216).
A-13-14-5

400. CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE SALE OF IMPROVEMENTS.

1907-1914. 2 in.
Arranged chronologically.
Original letters received and copies of letters sent by the agency to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the Dawes Commission, and owners or buyers of improvements on segregated land. The letters relate to appraisements, ownership disputes, and payments. There are a few copies of receipts and some documents filed in or issued by county courts relating to guardianship of minors owning improvements and estates that included improvements.
A-3-14-4

401. SCHEDULES OF APPRAISEMENTS.

1914. 1 ft.
Arranged by tribe and thereunder by county and thereunder by Surface or Townsite Addition and thereunder by Township.
Duplicate and some triplicate copies of schedules and supplemental schedules of appraisements of land and improvements that were prepared on printed forms in accordance with an act of Congress of February 19, 1912 (37 Stat. 67). The schedules for additions to townsites on segregated land give the lot number, area, character of improvements, value of land and improvements, total value, and sometimes remarks about ownership. The schedules for the Surface give tract number, location, area, classification (agricultural or grazing), type of improvements, amount and value of timber, value of the land, value of the improvements, total value, and remarks about the amount of land under cultivation. Many of the schedules have been annotated to show tracts reserved for coal mining companies or sold. The schedules and supplemental schedules have been certified and signed by the appraisers and approved by the Secretary of Interior or his representative. The original copy of the schedules is among the records described in entry 483 of Preliminary Inventory 163. (2-5-37)
A-35-6-3

402. LISTS OF TRACTS APPRAISED.

n.d. 2 in.
Arranged by county.
Typed lists of tracts of segregated land appraised for sale in Haskell, Latimer, Leflore, and Pittsburg counties. The information given for each tract includes the number, area, classification (agricultural or grazing), a description of any improvements and their value, the number of acres in cultivation, and the total value of the tract. It appears that these lists were based on the schedules described in entry 401 although the value of improvements and total value often differ.
A-13-14-4

403. TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS.

n.d. 5 in.
Arranged by county.
Typed descriptions of the general character and topography of forty acre tracts of segregated land. The descriptions contain detailed information about geological features and vegetation and were compiled to provide prospective buyers with additional information about the tracts listed in the schedules described in entry 401.
A-13-14-4

404. LISTS OF CLAIMANTS TO OWNERSHIP OF IMPROVEMENTS.

n.d. 4 in.
Arranged by county and thereunder alphabetically by claimant's surname.
Typed lists of persons who claimed ownership under an act of Congress of August 24, 1912, of improvements located on segregated land. There are separate lists for improvements on the surface and on lots in townsite additions. The information given for each claimant includes name, address, and lot or tract number. There is a consolidated list of claimants arranged alphabetically by surname and another consolidated list arranged numerically by application number.
A-13-14-4

405. DOCKET OF CONTESTS OVER OWNERSHIP OF IMPROVEMENTS.

1912-1915. 1 vol. 18 pages.
Arranged numerically by case number (1-18) assigned chronologically by the date the case was opened.
A handwritten record of actions taken in contests over ownership of improvements on segregated land under an act of Congress of August 24, 1912 (see entry 405A). The information given for each case includes the names of the parties and their attorneys, location of the land, description of the improvements, and a summary of the actions taken.
A-13-14-4

405A. CASE FILES ON CONTESTS OVER IMPROVEMENTS.

1912-1915. 2 ft.
Arranged numerically (1-18) by case number.
Correspondence, transcripts of testimony, affidavits, copies of the decision of the Commissioner to the FCT and other documents relating to contests over ownership of improvements located on segregated coal and asphalt land.
A-13-14-4

406. LETTERS SENT TO CLAIMANTS.

1914. 7 vols. 7 in.
Arranged chronologically. Each volume contains an index to addressees.
Press copies of printed form letters sent to persons claiming ownership of improvements located on segregated land. The form letter advises the claimant that they can sell the improvements or purchase the land and includes a description of the improvements and their appraised value.
A-13-14-4

407. APPRAISEMENTS OF LAND RESERVED FOR COAL COMPANIES.

1918. 2 in.
Arranged by company.
Typed lists of appraisements of tracts of segregated land reserved for mining purposes by coal companies under an act of Congress of February 18, 1918. The appraisements were authorized by the Secretary of Interior on August 28, 1918, and were completed on October 31, 1918. The information given for each tract includes a description of any improvements, area, value of the land, value of improvements, and total value.
A-13-14-4

408. SCHEDULE OF APPRAISEMENTS.

1918. 1 in.
Arranged by district.
Carbon copies of typed schedules of appraisements of leased and unleased segregated land prepared under regulations approved by the Secretary of Interior on May 28, 1918. The schedule includes a general description of the district, a summary of mining operations, and the area and appraised value of each tract. The schedules were certified by the three appraisers who compiled them and approved by the Assistant Secretary of Interior.
A-13-14-4

409. RECORDS RELATING TO SALES.

1912-1946. 4 in.
Arranged by subject.
Copies of regulations governing sales and leases; statistical reports on production and sales; narrative reports of the Land Division; original schedules of a 1918 sale that was disapproved by the Secretary of Interior; reports and correspondence of J. J. Rutledge, Mining Engineer of the Bureau of Mines; printed transcripts of Congressional hearings on sales held in 1918, 1942-43, and 1945-46; and correspondence between the agency and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relating to sales of segregated land. The statistical production and sales reports cover the period from 1898 to 1940. These records appear to have been maintained in the office of the Chief of the Land Division.
A-13-14-5

410. RECORD OF PAYMENTS.

1908-1910. 4 ft.
Arranged alphabetically by surname of payee.
A record prepared on 3 x 5 inch cards of what may be payments made to persons involved with segregated land. The information contained on each card includes the payee's name, town of residence, date and amount of payment, and an unidentified number. (from 70070).
A-13-14-5

411. VOUCHERS FOR PAYMENTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS.

1909-1910. 8 vols. 1 in.
Arranged by quarters of the fiscal year.
Carbon copies (generally marked triplicate) of vouchers for payments received by the agency for the purchase of improvements on segregated land. The information given for each payment includes the name of the owner of the improvements, an approved schedule number (see entry 401), date and amount of payment, check number, and the person credited with the payment. (6-6-5)
A-13-14-5

412. PLAT MAPS OF SEGREGATED COAL AND ASPHALT LAND.

n.d. 91 items.
Arranged by Range and Township.
Printed plat maps (form 67) that have been annotated to show townships segregated from allotment because of coal and asphalt deposits and tracts of vacant unallotted land. There are also some plat maps of townships in the Seminole Nation that have been annotated to show land reserved for schools. (from 69874).
A-13-14-4

413. MAPS OF SEGREGATED LAND AND TOWNSITE ADDITIONS.

1914-1918. 79 items.
Arranged in two segments (surface land and townsite additions) and thereunder by county or district.
Blueprint maps of townships and districts containing segregated coal and asphalt land or additions to townsites located on segregated land. The size and scale of the maps varies but each map generally includes the locations of rivers and railroads and the boundaries of tracts segregated from allotment. There are some annotations about the sale or lease of tracts. See Appendix XIII for a list of townsite additions on segregated land.
A-35-6-6


RECORDS RELATING TO THE SALE OF ALLOTTED LAND

The agreements negotiated with the tribal governments and Congressional legislation that governed allotment provided for the inalienability of allotted land for various periods of time depending on the type of allotment and the allottee's degree of Indian blood. In response to intense pressure by Indians and non-Indians, Congress passed several laws that removed restrictions on the sale of allotted land for various categories of allottees and authorized the Secretary of Interior to grant the removal of restrictions in response to applications by individuals.

In 1906, a Restrictions Division was established within the Union Agency that processed thousands of applications. The Land Division supervised the sale of the allotted land and the proceeds where generally held in a trust account if the removal of restrictions was "conditional." In 1916, several Competency Commissions were established that operated periodically until 1928 and removed restrictions from allottees independently of the Restrictions Division which was merged with the Individual Indian Money Division in 1926.

By 1935, restrictions had been removed from more then 1.5 million acres of allotted land and much of the land allotted by the Dawes Commission was no longer in the possession of the original allottees. See entry 384 for notices of sale of allotted land and entries 484 and 924 of Preliminary Inventory 163 for records relating to removal of restrictions and land sales.


SALES UNDER THE ACT OF JUNE 30, 1902

The Creek Supplemental Agreement that was ratified by an act of Congress of June 30, 1902 (32 Stat 500) provided for the removal of restrictions on the sale of land allotted as "Surplus." Individual Creeks were required to submit petitions to the Superintendent of the Union Agency under regulations issued by the Secretary of Interior on July 10, 1903. The land was appraised and advertised for sale by sealed bids with the proceeds being paid to the Creek allottee. Beginning in 1904, the proceeds of the sales were retained by the Union Agency and distributed to the allottee in monthly installments.

414. INDEX TO APPROVED PETITIONS.

n.d. 2 in.
Arranged alphabetically by applicant's surname.
An index prepared on 3 x 5 inch slips of paper to persons submitting petitions to sell allotted land. The information given includes the petitioner's name, enrollment number, degree of Indian blood, the legal description and area of the land to be sold, and the date of approval. (from 70071)
A-13-14-5 (in same box as E.410)

415. INDEX TO PETITIONS.

n.d. 1 vol. 1 in.
Arranged alphabetically by surname.
A handwritten index to persons submitting petitions under the regulations of July 10, 1903 that gives only the petitioner's name and petition number. (L3842).
A-13-14-6

416. RECORD OF PETITIONS.

1903-1904. 4 vols. 3 in.
Arranged numerically by petition number (1-1479) assigned chronologically by date of receipt.
A record of actions taken on petitions for the sale of allotted land that gives the allottee's name, petition number, date received, the legal description of the land, date listed for sale, and date of bid opening. (L3257, L3250, from 69111)
A-13-14-6

417. PETITIONS FOR SALE OF LAND.

1906. 8 in.
Arranged in rough chronological order by date of petition.
Original signed petitions submitted on a printed form requesting authority to sell allotted land. The information contained in the petition includes the allottee's name and enrollment number, legal description of the land, area, date of deed, description of improvements, appraised value of improvements, and the reason for wanting to sell. The petition often includes a certificate of enrollment (form 180) issued by the Dawes Commission and a summary prepared on a standard form (183) of the information contained in the Commission's allotment records.
A-13-14-6

418. RECORD OF BIDS RECEIVED.

1903-1906. 2 vols. 4 in.
Arranged numerically by petition number (1-1978) assigned chronologically by date of receipt.
The information given for each sale includes the allottee's name and enrollment number, degree of Indian blood, the legal description and area of the land, date of bid opening, the names of the bidders and the amount they bid, and remarks about actions taken. The volumes have been microfilmed as  7RA-323, rolls 1-2. (82-6-14 and 69111, and 82-6-15)
A-13-14-6

419. RECORD OF DEEDS DELIVERED.

1902-1907. 1 vol. 4 in.
Arranged numerically by deed number assigned chronologically by date issued.
The information given for each deed includes the grantor's name and enrollment number, grantee's name, legal description and area of the land, amount paid, date of delivery of the deed, and date of delivery of the check to the grantor. (B1003)
A-13-14-6

420. CERTIFICATES OF APPRAISEMENTS OF IMPROVEMENTS.

1902-1906. 6 in.
Arranged numerically by certificate number assigned chronologically by date issued.
Certificates of appraisement prepared on a printed form (42 and unnumbered). Creek allottees were permitted to sell any improvements they had constructed on land they controlled that was in excess of the amount they were entitled to as an allotment. The information given in the certificate includes the allottees name, legal description of the land, a description of the improvements, and the appraised value.
A-13-14-7


SALES UNDER THE ACT OF APRIL 21, 1904

An act of Congress of April 21, 1904 (33 Stat 189) removed all restrictions from land allotted as "Surplus" to "adult Whites and Negroes" and authorized the Secretary of Interior to approve applications for removal of restrictions from individual allottees. By 1907, more than 6,000 applications were approved.

421. LETTERS SENT TO THE COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.

1905-1907. 1 vol. 1 in.
Arranged chronologically with an index to "Grantors."
Press copies of letters sent by the Union Agency relating to the sale of land allotted to Creeks. The letters include information about the competency of individual allottees and the appraised value of the land to be sold.
A-13-14-6

422. RECORD OF APPLICATIONS.

1904-1906. 1 vol. 1 in.
Arranged in rough chronological order by date of receipt of the application.
A record of applications filed for removal of restrictions that gives the applicant's name and enrollment number, address, date received, and sometimes remarks about actions taken. (from 69111).
A-13-14-7

423. APPLICATIONS FOR REMOVAL OF RESTRICTIONS.

1904-1911. 101 ft.
Arranged numerically by application number assigned chronologically by date of receipt.
Original petitions submitted by allottees or their heirs, transcripts of testimony, correspondence between the agency and the applicants or their attorneys, and copies of the agency's recommendations to the Secretary of Interior. The information contained in the petition includes the applicant's name, age, education, business experience, property owned, description of the land to be sold, and the reason for wanting to sell. See entry 484 of Preliminary Inventory 163 for records relating to applications for removal of restrictions from Cherokee allotments.
A-13-14-7


SALES UNDER THE ACT OF APRIL 26, 1906

An act of Congress of April 26, 1906 (34 Stat 137) provided for the removal of restrictions from land inherited by the heirs of original allottees. The act authorized the Superintendent of the Union Agency to advertise the land for sale by closed bids and distribute the proceeds to the legitimate heirs.

424. INDEX TO DECEASED ALLOTTEES.

1907-1910. 2 in.
Arranged alphabetically.
An index prepared on 3 x 5 inch slips of paper that contain the allottee's name, tribe, degree of Indian blood, enrollment number, legal description and area of the land to be sold, and the date of approval of the deed for the land. (from 70074).
A-13-20-3

425. INDEX TO PETITIONS TO SELL INHERITED LAND.

n.d. 2 vols. 1 in.
There is one volume for Creek petitions and one for Cherokee.
The only information given is the petitioner's name and the petition number. (from 405375=38+28).
A-13-20-3

426. RECORD OF PETITIONS TO SELL INHERITED LAND.

1906-1908. 3 vols. 9 in.
There are separate volumes for Cherokees, Creeks, and Choctaw- Chickasaw. Entries within each volume are arranged numerically by petition number assigned chronologically by date received.
A record of actions taken on petitions to sell inherited allotted land that gives the deceased allottee's name and enrollment number, the names of the petitioners and their enrollment numbers (if any), their relationship to the deceased, the legal description and area of the land, names of bidders and amounts bid, appraised value, and the date of the bid opening. (L2771=Cherokee, L2772=Choc-Chic, L2773=Creek).
A-3-20-4

427. RECORD OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PETITIONS TO SELL INHERITED LAND.

1908-1913. 1 vol. 1 in.
Arranged numerically by petition number assigned chronologically by date received. The volume contains an index to deceased allottees.
A record maintained by the District Agent at Checotah of actions taken on petitions to sell inherited land. The information given for each petition includes the deceased allottee's name and enrollment number, date of death, the names and ages of the heirs, grantee, names of attorneys involved, legal description of the land to be sold, and a chronological summary of actions taken. (L3227).
A-3-20-3

428. CASE FILES ON INHERITED LAND SALES.

1907-1908. 14 ft.
Arranged alphabetically by the surname of the deceased allottee.
Petitions for authority to sell, affidavits, certificates of allotment, plat maps, and correspondence between the Dawes Commission and the petitioners. The petitions relate to the removal of restrictions on inherited land for sale or the establishment of townsites and contain the deceased allottee's name and enrollment number, name of heirs, legal description and area of the land, its estimated value, and the reason for wanting to sell. The majority of the petitions were disapproved.
A-13-20-5

429. RECORD OF DEEDS ISSUED FOR INHERITED LAND.

1907-1909. 4 vols 1 in.
There are separate volumes for Creeks, Seminoles, Cherokees, and Choctaw-Chickasaw. Entries within each volume are arranged numerically by deed number assigned chronologically by date issued.
A record that gives the deceased allottee's name and enrollment number, the name of the grantee and grantor, legal description of the land, purchase price, and the dates and amounts of payments. Very few deeds are recorded in these volumes. (L2465 and L2466)
A-3-20-4

430. INHERITED LAND SALE ACCOUNTS.

1908-1916. 11 vols. 3 ft.
Arranged numerically by account number (1-9903) assigned chronologically by the date the account was established.
A record of the collection and distribution of funds from transactions related to the sale of inherited allotted land. There is a separate page for each account that contains the name of the person for whom the account was established, account number, name and location of the bank holding the funds, and a chronological record of each transaction. There are some references to the volumes described in entry 429. (12167 to L2177).
A-13-20-4


SALES UNDER THE ACT OF MAY 27, 1908

An act of Congress of May 27, 1908 (35 Stat 312), removed all restrictions from Whites, Freedmen, and mixed-bloods of less than one-half Indian blood and provided that mixed-bloods of more than one-half but less than three-quarters Indian blood could sell land allotted as "Surplus" but not land allotted as "Homestead." All land allotted to mixed-bloods of more than three-quarters Indian blood remained restricted but the Secretary of Interior was authorized to remove those restrictions either conditionally or unconditionally.

431. DOCKETS OF APPLICATIONS.

1908-1921. 19 vols. 2 ft.
Arranged by district and thereunder numerically by application number assigned chronologically by date received. Some of the dockets include an index to applicants.
A record of actions taken on applications for removal of restrictions that includes the applicant's name, enrollment number, degree of Indian blood, date of application, legal description of the land to be sold, and actions taken. These dockets were maintained by the various District Agents and the application numbers in these volumes do not match the numbers used in the records described in entry 433. (L3104 from 416351 and L3265 from 113080).
A-13-20-5

432. RECORD OF APPLICATIONS.

1908-1927. 40 vols. 7 ft.
Arranged numerically by application number (1-26,524) assigned chronologically by date received.
A record of actions taken on applications for removal of restrictions that includes the applicant's name, enrollment number, tribe, degree of Indian blood, address, legal description of the land to be sold, date petition was filed, date approved, and date of sale. The application numbers match the numbers used in the records described in entry 433.
A-13-20-6

433. CASE FILES ON REQUESTS FOR REMOVAL OF RESTRICTIONS.

1908-1952. 383 ft.
Arranged numerically by application number (1-34,604) assigned chronologically by date received.
Original applications, reports of field employees, appraisals, summaries of title searches, orders for the removal of restrictions, correspondence, and various forms relating to the collection and distribution of the proceeds of sales and payment of taxes. The correspondence is between the agency and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, field employees, applicants, and persons interested in buying the restricted land. The reports of the field employees include information about the applicant's education, financial status, business experience, and a recommendation on action to be taken on the application. (from 357785-826 and 7KR-75-84-003A).
A-13-22-1 and A-28-86-2

434. RECORDS RELATING TO THE SALE OF LOTS IN ADA, OKLAHOMA.

1914-1930. 8 in.
Arranged in rough chronological order.
Application for removal of restrictions, orders for removal, plat maps, photographs, receipts for payments, and correspondence relating to an application by Daniel Hays for removal of restrictions from a portion of his allotment for an addition to the townsite of Ada. The correspondence is between the agency and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, field employees, and persons interested in purchasing lots. A portion of the addition was designated for construction of a college. The correspondence relates to the application, sale of lots, mortgages, title, and payments by purchasers of lots. (46602)
A-14-102-7

435. INDEX TO ORDERS FOR REMOVAL OF RESTRICTIONS.

n.d. 1 vol. and 1 folder 3 in.
Arranged alphabetically by the first letter and first vowel of the applicant's surname. One volume covers volumes 1-17 and the other volumes 18-28 of the records described in entry 436.
An index to the records described in entry 436. These records have been microfilmed as 7RA0297. (416351 and 17-5-80)
A-14-104-1

436. ORDERS FOR REMOVAL OF RESTRICTIONS.

1908-1913. 11 vols. 2 ft. Arranged in rough chronological order by the date the order was filed. Volumes 1-17 are in the custody of the Oklahoma Historical Society. Printed forms (540) issued by the Secretary of Interior removing restrictions from allotted land under the act of May 27, 1908. The information contained in the order includes the applicant's name, tribe, enrollment number, degree of Indian blood, and the legal description of the land. See also entry 924 of Preliminary Inventory 163. (112913-916).
A-14-104-1

437. CERTIFICATES OF APPRAISEMENT.

1908-1909. 4 ft.
Arranged numerically by certificate number assigned chronologically by date issued.
Printed forms prepared by land appraisers and other field employees of the Union Agency or land covered by applications for removal of restrictions. The information given includes the allottee's name, legal description of the land, a description of the land and any improvements, the value of the improvements, and a "reasonable just price" for the land. The certificate number matches the number assigned to the case files described in entry 440. (70283-4).
A-14-104-3

438. RECORD OF LAND SALES.

1908-1920. 10 vols. 2 ft.
Arranged numerically by application number (1-12, 400) assigned chronologically by date received.
A record of actions taken on approved applications for removal of restrictions that includes the applicant's name, tribe, enrollment number, legal description of the land, appraised value, date advertised, and date of execution of deed. (45520-24).
A-14-104-2

439. RECORD OF LAND SALES.

1908-1909. 4 vols. 8 in.
There are separate volume for Choctaws, Creeks, Chickasaws, and Cherokees. Entries within each volume are arranged numerically by application number assigned chronologically by date received. Each volume contains an index.
A record of actions taken to sell restricted land that gives the applicant's name, age, enrollment number, degree of Indian blood, type of allotment (Surplus or Homestead), legal description, area, date application was forwarded to the Secretary of Interior, date returned and action taken, date land was advertised for sale, and date of sale. (L2343=Choctaw, L2344=Creek, L2345=Chickasaw, L2346=Cherokee).
A-14-104-5

440. RECORD OF SALE OF RESTRICTED, INHERITED, AND LEASED LAND.

1909-1912. 1 vol. 1 in.
Arranged by type of land and thereunder by application number. The volume includes an index.
A record of actions taken that includes the applicant's name, date application was received, date forwarded for approval, and date returned and action taken. The information given for inherited land includes the name of the deceased allottee, names of heirs, and actions taken. The information given for leased land includes the name of the lessee and lessor and actions taken. (69912).
A-14-104-5

441. RECORD OF PAYMENTS FOR LAND SOLD.

1903-1942. 23 ft.
Arranged in two segments and thereunder alphabetically by allottee's surname.
Two sets of printed 5 x 8 inch cards (form 384A) that have been annotated with a record of payments made by persons who purchased restricted land from allottees or their heirs. The information given includes the allottee's name, tribe, enrollment number, degree of Indian blood, date of birth, address, sale number, purchaser, amount bid, dates and amounts of payments, receipt numbers, and the date the funds were credited to the allottee's account. One set of cards only covers the period from 1910 to 1920 and appears to be duplicated in the second set of cards that covers the period from 1903 to 1942. (455156-162 and 69875-79).
A-14-104-5

442. SCHEDULE AND VOUCHER OF RECEIPTS FOR LAND SALES.

1909-1911. 9 vols. 6 in.
Arranged by fiscal year and thereunder quarter.
A record prepared on printed forms of money received by the agency from the sale of inherited or allotted land that gives the sale number, names of grantor and grantee, amounts received and deposited, and beginning and ending account balances. (6-6-3)
A-14-104-3


SALES UNDER THE ACT OF AUGUST 11, 1955

442A. CASE FILES ON REQUESTS FOR REMOVAL OF RESTRICTIONS.

1955-1965. 5 ft.
Arranged numerically by application number (1-546) assigned chronologically by date received.
Original applications, reports and recommendations of field employees, correspondence, plat maps annotated with the location of the tracts covered by the application, and copies of orders removing restrictions on the sale of allotted land under the 1955 act (69 Stat. 666). The bulk of the correspondence is between the Area Director in Muskogee and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, field employees of the Area Office, and applicants or their representatives and relates to actions taken on the application, the appraisal and sale of the land, and the collection and distribution of the proceeds of the sale. (7KR-75-84-003C)
A-28-86-7


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