Chippewa-Munsee Allotment and Heirship

| January 18, 2007

Allotment, or allotment in severalty, was the process of assigning specific plots of land on the reservation to specific individuals. Allotment, authorized by US Congress in the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887, was another means to assimilate Indians into white culture, but its main result was to provide a means to sell reservation land to [...]

Chippewa-Munsee Final Enrollment 1900

| January 17, 2007

The following table shows my transcription of the Census of the Chippewa and Christian Indians, dated 30 June 1900, by the Indian agent, W. R. Honnell, of the Pottawatomie and Great Nemaha Agency in Kansas. The first column shows the Name exactly as it was written on the original document. The Description shows the gender, [...]

Otoe-Missouria Allotment Schedule 1904

| January 6, 2007

Shortly after the original allotments were assigned, the Otoe-Missouria petitioned the Commissioner to revise the schedule to include newly-born children and to provide a more equitable distribution to previous allotees. It was decided that the final allotment would include all persons living on 30 June 1904. In other words, children who were born after the [...]

Otoe-Missouria Allotment Schedule 1899

| January 5, 2007

The following allotment schedule was adapted for the web from The Otoes and Missourias by Berlin Basil Chapman, pages 385-392, Appendices B, Times Journal Publishing Company (Stillwater, OK), 1965. The ages of allottees were recorded at the time of allotment, so exact birthdates cannot be determined from this list. Ms. Clarke apparently updated her records [...]

Otoe-Missouria Allotment

| January 4, 2007

Allotment, or allotment in severalty, was the process of assigning specific plots of land on the reservation to specific individuals, a concept of land-ownership that was completely contrary to the communal livelihood of most native tribes, especially nomadic hunters like the Otoe-Missouria. Allotment, authorized by US Congress in the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887, was [...]

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