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From: ctj52712/16/02 8:45 AM 
To: All  (1 of 3) 
Black Indians Conference

Halito Everyone,
Just in case folks have not seen this, I am sending it forward.

Peace & Safe Journey,

For Immediate Release-

Black Indians To Convene In Historic Celebration!

"Freedmen Into Perfect Equality Of Citizenship"

(Hon. Henry L. Dawes LL.D. Former Massachusetts Senator, Commissioner
to the 5 Civilized Tribes, circa 1900 Lake Mohonk, New York)

Announces Conference Registration, For:

Descendants of Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes Association

1st Annual Summer Conference

May 29-June 1, 2003

Members of the Descendants of Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes
Association, have finalized plans for a huge Conference and
Celebration Extravaganza, to be held in Oklahoma, the final leg of
the journey for their ancestors whose lives intertwine inextricably
with the infamous Trail of Tears.

The Descendants of Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes Association, a
non-profit service organization, registered in the State of Oklahoma,
whose members are largely Lineal Descendants of the more than 40,000
former Slaves of the Indian Territory that were freed with the
negotiated Treaties of 1866 between the U.S. Government and the
Sovereign Nations of the 5 Civilized Tribes, now announces the first
ever grand-scale undertaking since the days of the Freedmen’s
Bureau, to unite African Ancestored Native American Descendants of
Freedmen from all "5" of the Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw,
Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Nations of Indians) who are now scattered
across the United States and abroad.

Association Members are those having ancestor’s that were
enumerated upon the Indian Census occurring between 1898 and 1907,
formally known as the "Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the 5
Civilized Tribes In Indian Territory, Prepared by The Commission and
Commissioners To The 5 Civilized Tribes." The Rolls were Approved by
the Secretary of the Interior On or Prior to 1907 (and was
subsequently reopened briefly in order to satisfy Supreme Court
Orders in response to litigation) closed finally in 1914. The list
was compiled and printed Under Authority Conferred by the Act of
Congress, Approved June 21, 1906 (34 Stat. L.325). These Commission
Census Documents are more commonly referred to as the "Dawes Rolls",
so called in reference the Honorable Henry L. Dawes LL.D. former
Massachusetts Senator, the man appointed Commissioner To The Five
Civilized Tribes by the Government to carry out its purposes, he was
a self proclaimed "friend of the Indian".

The undisputed goal of the Commission appointed by Congress "was to
persuade the governments of the Five Civilized Tribes to negotiate
themselves out of existence, an essential first step in implementing
a policy of allotting land to each individual Indian." Many of the
Lineal Descendants of the African Native Americans set to attend the
Conference can trace their lineage back to the families of these land
owning Indians and even more can trace their ancestry back to Indians
on the Dawes Blood Rolls.

Among the many issues to be considered at the gathering will be that
despite the presence of Freedmen Ancestors upon the Federally
Compiled, Completed and Approved Indian Rolls, Freedmen Descendants
of the Modern Era are finding the Dawes Rolls now being used in an
even more malevolent manner by the Current Tribal Governments of the
Indian Nations than originally intended, and that as recent as the
year 2002 Freedmen Descendants also find that they have been
virtually legislated out of the existence of all 5 Tribes by
oppressive Tribal Acts, Resolutions, Laws, Constitutions,
Segregationist Practices and Unevenly Applied Governmental Policies
and Procedures, unchallenged thus far (with the unusual exception of
the Seminole Freedmen).

In an unprecedented show of Unity and Solidarity, the Descendants of
Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes Association has challenged itself
to a commitment of making this Conference a wonderful learning
opportunity and a chance to bring African Ancestored Native American
Descendants, Members and Others, together with an impressive
gathering of Genealogists, Researchers, Socio-Economic Analysts,
Politicians, Political Advocates, Attorneys, Legal Authorities,
Educators, Authors, Media Representatives, Freedmen Activists, Museum
Executives, Tribal Representatives, Anthropologists, Health and
Welfare Professionals, African Native American Indian Representatives
of other Nations, Interested Persons, Students, Friends and
Supporters, to affect an awareness of the Citizenship, Enrollment,
Land, Legal and other issues facing Modern Freedmen.

A good time is sure to be had by all, as participants will partake in
the pleasures of our host city and facility, the NCED Marriott
Conference Center and Hotel, located in Norman, Oklahoma (a 30 minute
drive from Oklahoma City). An all-inclusive Conference Package will
be offered. Though it is hoped by The Descendants of Freedmen of the
5 Civilized Tribes Association that everyone could arrange their
schedules to make full use of the offered facilities and planned
activities, we also recognize that not all persons can participate in
all 4 of the planned Conference Days, so a Day Use Registration will
also be be offered to those desiring to attend.

Planned are Keynote Speakers, Lectures, Presentations and Town Hall
Discussions presented by Freedmen and Indian Territory Experts,
Luminaries and Black Indian Descendants. Participants will enjoy an
Outdoor Bar-B-Que Cookout, Banquet Gala and Award Presentations,
Musical Guest Stars and Cultural Entertainment, Interpretive Indian
Slave Narrative Re-enactments, Dance and Vendors and Sponsor

All persons receiving this notification have had their name and email
address submitted by a member of the Descendants of Freedmen of the 5
Civilized Tribes Association.

We are asking that you send a return email to;

Indicating your interest in an informational conference registration
packet, and an address you would prefer your packet mailed. Included
will be a conference flyer, registration form, membership
application, speaker/presenter proposal, vendor application and
sponsor packages.

If you prefer, submit a written request for Conference Registration
Packet to:

Descendants of Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes Association

Conference P.O. Box 3324

Enid, Oklahoma 73701

Don’t Miss Securing Your All-Inclusive Package To This Historic

Association Board Member, Chair Bylaws-Conference Committees

Angela Molette (Choctaw-Chickasaw)

Freedmen Descendants of the 5 Civilized Tribes Association

P.O. Box 42221

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123

Association President-Marilyn Vann (Cherokee-Choctaw)

Association Vice President-Eleanor "Gypsy" Wyatt (Choctaw-Chickasaw-

Association Treasurer-Gail Jackson

Association Spiritual Advisor-Ronald Graham (Creek)

Association Secretary-Rose Mamaghanyzadeh (Cherokee-Choctaw)

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From: gordon021/11/03 1:14 PM 
To: ctj527  (2 of 3) 
 638.2 in reply to 638.1 
Aquai - Hello is it going to be a Pow-Wow too. With dancing & Drumming Singing . With black/indian. If so call on the Star Nation Singers of Wisconskin . A black/indian drum northren group. Our you a Choctaw. We sing with one Choctaw from Philadelphia Miss, He is enroll Mississippi Choctaw Email starnation02@yahoo.com Wneeweh - I thank you "P'duk-sit"

From: ctj5271/11/03 2:36 PM 
To: gordon02  (3 of 3) 
 638.3 in reply to 638.2 
Osiyo, young brave...

And do forgive the slight miscommunication...

But there is an e mail address listed on the above press release
whereas you can get in touch with the organizers of this
proposed and long overdue gathering...

Now a little bit more about me...

At this point, I'm only guessing about my forebears possible
tribal affiliations...

I do know this...

My mom's parents--my grandparents--James Andrews Senior and
Caussie Fluker Andrews--were former sharecroppers (as
was their children and their relatives--who once lived in
a place called Lenoir, Mississippi...

But I was and I am guessing that the tribal affiliation was
and is Blackfoot--not Choctaw...

Regardless: Good to meet yah, youngin...


And have you ever heard of Riccoh Wind Horse?

He is both cherokee and choctaw...

He's featured in a recent black native american photo exibit...


I don't know him...

But I'd like to...

And I'd like to read/hear more about your background as well...

Ditto that I'd like to personally welcome you to this particular

Stay in touch...



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