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Miller Application #4867 

Dick Hummingbird

Uncle of 662 

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 - Dick Hummingbird 
    Indian Name - Jeu dah eh gee 

2. Residence - 18 mi N. E. of Locust Grove, I. T. 

3. Town and Post Office - Spavinaw I. T. 

4. County - 5 " Dist. 

5. State - Indian Ter. 

6. Date and Place of Birth - 1852 in Delaware Dist-Cherokee Nation I. T. 

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: 

(1) My own Dick Hummingbird (2) My Father Wal-la-loo (3) Bro Jackson (4) Gar na noo lisky (5) Uncle Old Buck (6) Mother Ta-gu-ne (7) Grandpa Gar ne dah (8) Uncle Lu si 

8. Are you married? No 

9. Name and age of wife or husband - 

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother’s name before marriage:

English name - Hummingbird 
Indian name- Wa-la-loo 

English name
Indian name - Ta-ya-ni 
Maiden name - Unknown 

11. Where were they born? 

Father - Cherokee Nation East 
Mother - Cherokee Nation East 

12. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time: 

Father - Saline Dist-Cherokee Nation I. T. 
Mother - Saline Dist-Cherokee Nation I. T. 

13. Date of death of your father and mother? 

Father - abt 1875 
Mother - April 30, 1868 

14. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where:

Yes, Emigrant 1851 in Saline Dist. Cherokee Nation I.T. 

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

Name Birth Death

Charlie Hummingbird Unknown About 1876 
A-gee-ni " " " 1888 
Jackson " " " 1875 
Gar-na-noo-li-sky " " Nov 1 1882 
Willie Hummingbird Nov 1865 About 1881 
Sar-too-way Unknown " 1863 
Dee-so-lee-to-sky " Unknown About 1863 
Gur-day-ge " Dead 1866 

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

GUR NEE DAH (grandpa) 

Jimmie (grandpa) 

17. Where were they born? Cherokee Nation East 

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Saline Dist-Cherokee Nation I. T. 

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

(1) English name - Lizzie
Indian name - 
Residence - Dead 

(2) English name - Hummingbird 
Indian name - Wa-la-loo
Residence - Dead 

(3) English name -
Indian name - Ah-noo-way-kie 
Residence - Dead 

(4) English name - 
Indian name - Wat-tie 
Residence - Dead 

(5) English name - Sallie 
Indian name - Sal-li-nie 
Residence - Oakes I. T. 

(6) English name - Nancy Duck 
Indian name - 
Residence - P.O. Locust Grove I. T. 

(7) English name - 
Indian names - Ka-hee-dah 
Residence - P. O. Oaks I. T. 

(8) English name - 
Indian name - Doo gee sah 
Residence - Dead 

(9) English name - 
Indian name - Ah li 
Residence - Dead 

(10)English name - 
Indian name - 
Residence - 

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

Cherokee per capita payment in Saline Dist. C. N. I. T. and final roll by Com-To the Five Civilized Tribe 

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). 

I was told I was born at the time the Emigrant Payment was made in Cherokee Nation I. T. was enrolled as Buck. 

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: Dick (his mark) Hummingbird 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3 day of Dec, 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 Geo. Sanders and Jessie Starr, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Dick Hummingbird, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 25 years and 30 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim. 

Witnesses Signatures: Geo (his mark) Sanders and Jesse Starr 

Witnesses to mark : Martin Squirrel and Jesse Starr 

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 3 day of Dec, 1906. 

notary public 

D. W. Ragsdale 

(also..has letter hard to read..telling about this daughter Mary Hummingbird. If you would like a scanned copy let me know 

Submitted by Kathy Pitts

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