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Little Bird Buckskin

Mayes Co., Locust Grove, Oklahoma

Admitted. Half brother to MA # 84, Alsie Blackfox nee Deerskin.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.


I hereby make application for such share as me be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

1. State Full Name:

English Name-Little Bird Buckskin

Indian Name-Che-as-qua-oo-stee

2. Residence-4 miles North of Locust Grove, Indian Territory

3.. Town and Post Office-Locust Grove

4.. County-5th District

5.. State-Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth-1862-Saline District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

7.. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim separately:

My mother-Che-aw-ka

My father- Jesse Oo-chu-wast

My grandma- Sa-lie

My sister- Lizzie

My grandpa- Wah-lan-e-ter

8.. Are you married? Yes

9.. Name and age of wife or husband- Katie Buckskin about 58 years-a Cherokee

10.. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage-

Father- English name-Little Bird Buckskin

Indian name-Che-as-quo-oo-stee

Mother- English name-Katy Oo-chur-wata

Indian name-Chu-aw-ka

Maiden name-Katy Wah-lan-or-sa-ter

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born Cherokee Nation East

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time Both parents residing in Saline District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father died about 1862 Mother died about 1892

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Yes, Emigrant 1851 and Cherokee Per Capita payments in Saline District, Cherokee Nation, IT

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death-

Ce-lie b. about 1850 d. unknown date

Ah-ta-yor-he b. unknown d. about 1869

Ail-cy b. about 1846 d.

George b. about 1866 d. 1894

Lizzie b. about 1847 d. unknown

Ta-chu-wah (Red Bird)* b. unknown d. about 1879

16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-

Father's side-Grandma-Ji-gee-eh, Grandfather-Chi-gee-a

Mother's side-Grandpa-Wah-lan-a-ter, Grandma-Sal-lie

17.. Where were they born? Cherokee Nation East

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Saline District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths

1.. English name- ; Indian name-Te-sun-ora-he -dead *(very hard to read this name); Residence-

2.. English name- ; Indian name-Sal-lee -dead; Residence-

3.. English name- ; Indian name- Jesse Oo-lah-wast -dead; Residence-

4.. English name- ; Indian name- ; Residence-

3.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where-

Yes Cherokee per capita payments in Saline District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. Also Final Roll by Dawes Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.


(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

Note: Answers should be brief but explicit: the words 'yes' , 'no', and 'unknown' may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signed: Little Bird 'X' Buckskin

Witness to Mark-Jim Bryan and Martin Squirrel

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of November 1906

Signed: D. W. Ragsdale

Notary Public


(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me Jim Wilson and Ben Bird Chopper , who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Little Bird Buckskin, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 28 years and 20 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by him are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim.

Witnesses Signatures: J. M. Bryan and Martin Squirrel

Signed: Jim 'X' Wilson and Ben Bird Chopper

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 7th day of November 1906

D. W. Ragsdale, notary public


Locust Grove, Indian Territory

January 24, 1907

Hon. Comm. of Indian Affairs

Washington D. C.


Will you please see Emigrant roll 1851 in Saline District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

1.. Grandma-Chee-gee-eh

2.. Uncle-Arch

See if they are on Emigrant Roll and if you find their name on roll all o.k. please add their names on to my application for Emigrant money for I am entitled to this share of Emigrant money.


Little Bird Buckskin

Filing receipt No. 2818

Dawes Roll # 29672, Census Card # 7729

Full Blood Cherokee

* Transcriber notes

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002


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