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Get the testimony of an Indian named Loby on our return. 9 Go back to Eufaula and thence home with my family to spend Sunday. We discover that the trees "wid glitterin' leaves" are silver maples. I stay and take dinner with my cousin John Phillips — read and write — go driving. Over their graves she has had erected veritable houses, besides which the common Indian grave house would pale into insignifi- cance. The testimony re- lates to one of the "lost Creeks" whose names appear on the tribal roll as "Lije Grayson". 31 From Checotah we go to Eufaula, where we had about 30 cases to investigate. Captain Elsey is "mine host." The Captain has had his boots made by one cobbler for 30 years and never had his foot in a machine-made shoe. Eat our lunch at an Indian cabin on Deep Fork where there is no one at home. Get testimony at Thorn Ridge and return to Bald Hill by way of Burney. 15 Visit Burney, New Burney and Brush Hill — Get March Thompson's testimony — find him barbecuing beef to feed to his renters. The house over her mother's (Kinta) grave is big enough to live comfortably in — Cindy began making her own way in the world at 15 and is certainly a notable exam- ple of what a perservering woman can do — Everywhere about her home there are signs of thrift and evidence of prosperity. Loby swears he knew him simply as "Lije," and soldiered with him during the War — that he lost track of him at the close of the war and never saw him again until some time in 1895 — a short time before his death. Eufaula is rather a dull place just now, and the big credit merchants are off on their summer vacation. The Arbekas were driven to their goal by the Eufaulas dis- puting every inch of ground. March is a prosperous Creek, but he never has much to eat and his hospitality is of the mustard seed variety. When he called them to dinner his wife informed him that he had provided nothing to eat. 1906 March 7 Bob White and his wife have gone to housekeeping — saw them busy about their domestic affairs in the woods along Cusseta Creek, south of Okmulgee — March 8 Visit New Church — a meeting in progress — only fullbloods in attendance — sit in buggy and listen to Creek songs — some good voices — a beautiful spring day — farmers busy plowing. March 13 Drive out to Kate Watson's, thence to Jacksie's (Osa Harjo) Jacksie has many dogs — March 15 Go to Hickory Ground — eat one lunch at home of Jinalee and share it with children — how the little full- bloods enjoy the cake and pie!
The Chronicles of Oklahoma is published quarterly in spring, summer, autumn, and winter by the Oklahoma Historical Society with its editorial office lo- cated in the Historical Building, Oklahoma City. Scenes in the Indian Territory: Kowetah Mission 64 By Augustus W.
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Have a better team than we had yesterday — also a better buggy. "Guinea Pigs" in the American Illustrated Magazine for September aloud to Skaggs. A bright and promising son named 2 The "flyer" mentioned here was the noted "Katy-Flyer," the fast passenger train on the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway between St. 3 Present Hitchita named for the ancient Hitchiti tribal division of the Creek Nation, is on the Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway, in Mcintosh County. 26 Drive to Okfusky — a long hard drive and marshy roads — Visit Chofolop Harjo, whom the white people call "Joe Phillip", being unable to pronounce his Christian name — Thus Indian names are corrupted — Chattanooga, for instance, is a corruption of the Creek word Chubo-nook- kee, meaning "sick rock" — Chofolop Harjo is much in- terested in statehood but is ignorant of the plans of politi- cians — thinks the Chief ought to enlighten his people on the subject in order that they might act intelligently when the matter of statehood is left to a vote of the people — What a pity that there is no newspaper published in the Creek language for the benefit of the fullbloods!
It is the funniest short story I have read for some time. Hitchiti Square Ground was located about six miles east. The lack of such a paper has been the cause of all the misunder- standings between government and ward. 27 Investigate a land contest case near Morse — Visit Cindy, the thriftiest Indian woman known hereabouts — She is about 50 and was never married and is as chaste as a Vestal virgin — Many a doughty warrior has sought her hand in vain — She has been beautiful and is still good looking — A sound, sensible and business-like woman — has plenty and her credit in Okemah is as good as gold — Her home, which is on Buckeye Creek, is of many rooms she has built some half a dozen hewed log cabins of varying architectural designs — The kitchen and dinning room are under one roof, but separated by a wide hall or "entry" — The roof sweeps down over the long porch, which is fenced in from the pigs, chickens and sofky dogs by pickets — Her own house is a trim log structure with a stone chimney — 21 The "Okfusky" (Okfuskee) mentioned is the Creek "Town" with its square ground located about five miles northwest of Castle in Okfuskee County. 14 The Chronicles of Oklahoma A duplicate of this house standing near is her servants' quarter — then there is the smoke house, chicken house, plunder house, barn, hay shed, wagon shed, carriage shed (for Cindy rides in a carriage), well house, and what not.
Mc Intosh, Tulsa Earl Boyd Pierce, Muskogee TERM EXPIRING IN JANUARY, 1973 W. Annual membership dues are five dollars ; Life membership, one hundred dollars. This is from an original photograph by Prettyman & Cornish, photographers of Arkansas City, Kansas, contributed to The Chronicles by Mr. Gilstrap, Jr., along with his article appearing on pages 58-63 in this number of the magazine.
The Oklahoma Historical Society distributes The Chronicles free to members. Miller Spring, 1968 Volume XLVI Number 1 CONTENTS Journal of Creek Enrollment Party, 1905 2 By Alexander Posey Este Cate Emunkv— "Red Man Always" 20 By Leona Bamett Protestant Missionary Work Among the Comanches & Kiowas 41 By Hugh D. Loomis The White Threat in the Chickasaw Nation 73 By Parthena Louise James Notes and Documents 86 Index to The Chronicles, 1967 The Governor's Mace Book Reviews 95 Necrology 98 Kelly Brown By R. Mountcastle Minutes 100 COVER: View of Paw-she-paw-ho's Camp on the Sac and Fox Reservation, in 1890. We find no pumpkins at Pumpkin Hill but bargain for a water melon. 30 Go to Hitchita, a country postoffice twelve miles west of Checotah. 3 The wind is in our favor and we suffer little from the dust. She refreshens her memory, she states, "wid de almynic 1 '. If a child is born to any of her neighbors she draws a line through the date of its birth in her almanac — if anything else happens she does the same thing. Journal of Creek Enrollment Party, 1905 3 (Oklahoma Historical Society) HOME OF ALEXANDER POSEY IN MUSKOGEE, 1905 The Posey children, Yohola and Wynema in the front yard 4 The Chronicles of Oklahoma authority. They number several hundred and were arbitrarily allotted lands by the Commission. Second-class postage paid at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fraker, Business Manager PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE Joe W. Skaggs and myself constitute what is officially known as the "Creek Enrollment Field Party of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes." I am clerk in charge and Creek interpreter with Skaggs acting as notary public and stenographer. Membership applications and dues should be sent to the Administrative Secretary. 2 The Chronicles of Oklahoma JOURNAL OF CREEK ENROLLMENT FIELD PARTY 1905 By ALEXANDER POSEY « Fo REWARD Drennan C. Boydstun, Fort Gibson CHANGE OF ADDRESS— Send notice of change of address to Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — 73105. They give social history of the Creek people just before the close of their tribal government, as well as notes on the life of Alexander Posey.