We would like to see the President release the files on this property that have been sealed for 50 years, then give the land back to my husband and his people.” Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, Fort Reno began as a military post established in 1874 to protect the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes during the Indian Wars Era.
Jason, 36, a funeral science program student at UCO, and Darren, 48, a floral supervisor are now Jason and Darren Black Bear.
Darren referred to the venue change as a “blessing in disguise.” “The chapel was what we really wanted because of the history involved, but we couldn’t afford it,” Jason said.
“Then people banded together to get us this location.
Supervision over Revenue Inspectors was transferred from the Indian Inspector to the Superintendent of the Union Agency in March, 1904. The report provides information about the claimant and recommends action by the Commissioner. Owen Judgment" and payments to Seminoles and Creeks. Correspondence, applications, vouchers, proof of death and heirship forms, and other documents relating to claims for shares of payments made to Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Mississippi Choctaws under acts of Congress of May 24, 1949 and February 14, 1952. Original 2 x 3 inch cards issued to Creeks eligible for "Loyal Creek Payment of 1904" (see entry 551 for the payment roll). Arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the surname. A record prepared on 3 x 5 and some 4 x 6 inch cards (form 5- 416) which gives the Indians "English name" (and is some cases Indian name), age, tribe, Post Office address, signature, and thumb prints. Most of the files relate to claims by heirs for shares of payments due to deceased Creeks and include correspondence between the Superintendent and various field agents, attorneys, and claimants. The information given on the front of the card includees the Indian's name1 sex, tribe, roll number, and address. The information given includes the applicant's name and address, tribe, application number, date of birth, sex, the name and roll number of the person through whom they claimed eligibility, and the reason for being declared ineligible (R1 through R5). There are four types of rejected claims (#1 Not a lineal descendant; #2 born after June 15, 1978; #3 Died before June 15, 1978; and #4 application received after November 15, 1979).
NILL has posted the following codes: Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project The Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project is a joint project of the University of Oklahoma Law School, the National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund, and Native American tribes.
The following Tribal Codes can be found on this outstanding site.
One way for tribal nations to exercise their sovereignty is to establish their laws and codes which govern their respective communities.
This page provides links to tribes that list their own codes online.