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MILLER APPLICATION # 12504 

Thomas Hummingbird

Admitted 
half brother to #1349, and claims through the same ancestors 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs 
Washington, D. C. 

Sir: 
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 - Thomas Hummingbird 
    English Name - Thomas Hummingbird 
    Indian Name - Dah-ma-sie-hie 

2. Residence - Flint District 

3. Town and Post Office - Stilwell, I. T. 

4. County - Cherokee Nation 

5. State - Indian Territory 

6. Date and Place of Birth - Going-snake District 1855 

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: 

Grand-father on Fathers side, Hummingbird, (Wah-la-luh), Grand-mother on Fathers side, Da-gie, Aunt, Juh-da-yea, Father Ah-glaw-sie-he, Aunt, Gic-ne-sik, Aunt, Sa-lie, Mother, Gua-di-sie

8. Are you married? No 

9. Name and age of wife or husband - Nancy Hummingbird, 28 years of age. 

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

Father
English name - Hummingbird
Indian name - Wah-la-luh 

Mother - English name - Unknown
Indian name-Gua-di-sie
Maiden name-Unknown 

11. Where were they born? 

Father - Going-snake District, 
Mother - Going-snake District, 

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

Father - Unknown 
Mother - Unknown 

13. Date of death of your father and mother? 

Father - 1865 
Mother - Unknown 

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

Both in 1851 Going-snake District. 

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

Jake Hummingbird born Unknown died 1863 

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

FATHER’S SIDE: 
Hummingbird 
Wah-la-luh 
Unknown 
Da-gie 

MOTHER’S SIDE: 
Harry Hughes 
Ah-lie 
Unknown 
Dah-ya-nie 

17. Where were they born? Old Nation 

18. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Dead 

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

(1) English name - Unknown
Indian name - Juh-da-yea 
Residence - Dead, 1872 

(2) English name - Unknown 
Indian name - Gie-ne-sek 
Residence - Dead, 1869 

(3) English name - Unknown
Indian name - Sa-lie
Residence - Dead, 1870 

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

1895, 1904, Flint District. 

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

Nothing known. 


REMARKS 

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

Nothing known.

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: Thomas Hummingbird 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21 day of January, 1906. 

Signed: ????? 
Notary Public 

AFFIDAVIT 

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

Personally appeared before me G. W. Redbird and N. J. Redbird, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Thomas Hummingbird, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 15 years and 15 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: 
Geo. Redbird and J. J. Redbird 

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 21 day of January, 1906 
notary public 


Supplemental Application for Minor Children 
12504 

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims, 
601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C. 

Sirs, 
I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, if favor of the Eastern Cherokee, and I ask that this be made part of my original application No. 

1. State you full name: Thomas Hummingbird 

2. Residence and post office: Stilwell 

3. County: Cherokee Nation 

4. State: Indian Territory 

5. Date and place of birth: Goingsnake 1852 

6. Are you married? Yes 

7. Name and age of wife or husband: Nancy Hummingbird 30 years 

8. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong? Cherokee 

9. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906: 

1. Drunker Hummingbird Age 9 born 1898 
2. Annie Hummingbird Age 6 born 1901 
3. William Hummingbird Age 2 born 1905 
4. 
5. 

10. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians. 


REMARKS 
(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.) 

Nancy Hummingbird #15961 

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

Thomas (his mark) Hummingbird (Signature) 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31 day of August 1907 



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

Personally appeared before me N. J. Redbird and William Mankiller who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with Thomas Hummingbird , who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 30 years and 20 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and that on May 28, 1906, he had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by him are true, and they have no interest whatever in his claim. 

Witness to Mark: 
Signatures of Witnesses 

E? L??water 
N. J. Redbird 

W. B. McAlister 
William (his mark) Mankiller 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31 day of August, 1907 
Notary Public 


Submitted by Kathy Pitts

 


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