BOOKS, ETC. On the Choctaw Nation
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Suggested reading on Choctaw History
Many BISHINIK readers have requested information on books pertaining to Choctaw History. The following is a list of suggested reading material that may be obtained at most large libraries or through interlibrary loan.
“Life Among the Choctaw Indians” by H.C. Benson. Published Cincinnati, 1860.
“The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana” by David Ives Bushnell, Jr. Published Washington, Government Printing Office, 1909 (Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 48).
“History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians” by H.B. Cushman. Published Greenville, Texas, Headlight Printing House, 1899.
“The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic” by Angie Debo. 2nd Edition published Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.
“And Still The Waters Run” by Angie Debo. Published Princeton University Press, 1940.
“Indian Removal: The Emigration of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians” by Grant Foreman. Published Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1934.
“Indians and Pioneers: The Story of the American Southwest Before 1830” by Grant Foreman. Published Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1936.
“The Five Civilized Tribes” by Grant Foreman. Introductory note by John R. Swanton. Published Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1934.
“My Experience With Indians” by James John. Published Austin, Texas, Gammel’s Book Store, 1925.
“Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory, With Interesting Biographical Sketches” by H.F. O’Beirne. Published Chicago, American Publishers’ Association, 1891.
“Source material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians” by John R. Swanton. Published Washington, Government Printing Office, 1931. (Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 103.)
“Greenwood LeFlore, Last Chief of the Choctaws, East of the Mississippi River” by Florence Rebecca Ray. Published Memphis, Tennessee, Davis Printing Company, n.d.
“Chief Pushmataha, American Patriot: The Story of the Choctaws’ Struggle for Survival” by Anna Lewis. 1st edition published New York Exposition Press, 1959.
“The Choctaw Indians of Mississippi” by Irvin M. Peithmann. Published Carbondale, Illinois University, 1961.
“Redskins, Ruffleshirts and Rednecks: Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi 1830-1860” by Mary Elizabeth Young. Published Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1961.
“A Dictionary of the Choctaw Language” by Cyrus Byington. Published Washington, Government Printing Office, 1915. (Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 46).
“The Southern Indians: The Story of the Civilized Tribes Before Removal” by Robert Spencer Cotterill. Published Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1954.
“A Catechism of the Catholic Religion, Translated into the Choctaw Language” by Bureau of Catholic lndian Missions. Published Washington, 1916.
“Adair’s History of the American Indian” by James Adair, edited by Samuel Cole Williams. Published Johnson City, Tennessee, 1930.
“The Third Arrow: A story of Moshulatubbee, Choctaw Chief” by Maxine W. Barker. Pioneer Publishing Company, PO Box 408 Carrollton, MS 38917
“The Choctaw” by Jesse O. McKee. Indians of North America. Chelsea House Publishers. 1989
Books about Choctaws for sale
“The Choctaw” $6.00, Childrens Press, A New True Book
“The Choctaw”,$14.00 by Jesse 0. McKee
“Introduction to Choctaw,” 2 cassette tapes with workbook, $30.00 by Charley Jones
“Peter Pitchlynn, Chief of the Choctaws,” $15.00 by W. David Baird
“The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic” $16.00 by Angie Debo
“Choctaw Music and Dance” $25.00
“The Five Civilized Tribes” $16.00 by Grant Foreman,
“The Southern Indians: The Story of the Civilized Tribes Before Removal” by R. S. Cotterill
“Indian Removal” $18.00 by Grant Foreman
“A Guide to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma” $15.00 by Muriel H. Wright
“Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi” $15.00 edited by Barbara Carpenter
“A History of the Indians of the United States” $19.00 by Angie Debo
“Never On My Knees” $20.00 novel by John T. Webb
“The Indians in Oklahoma” $11.00 by Rennard Strickland
“Choctaw Hymns” $7.50 written in Choctaw
“Choctaw Heritage, A Family history of the Ward Family,” $30.00 by Betty Jeanne Poulin
Video tape “Elegant Visions” A Version of Traditional Dress Style Show, $20.00 thirty minutes
“Choctaw Dictionary” large, paperback $35.00, hard cover $55.00
The cost for postage and handling is $2.00 for the First book and $.50 for each additional book.For orders you may write or call: Choctaw Nation Museum, HC 64 Box 3270 Tuskahoma, OK 74574-9758
Ph(918) 569-4465 HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
An edited Letter to Bishinik on various Choctaw Census Materials from Betty Evans Boone
1831 – Roll, Census before removal – Armstrong – arranged by Choctaw District. information includes names, males over age 16, males and females under age 10, number in family, location of farm. This roll is at the Natural Resources Branch, Civil Archives Division of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. It is available on microfilm on special order for $10, but it has not been generally microfilmed.
1831-1857 – Roll – emigration list – Listing of those who emigrated from Mississippi or who were about to emigrate. Arranged chronologically. This roll, too, is at the Natural Resources Branch, Civil Archives Division of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. It is also available on microfilm on special order. The cost in 1977 was $48.
1868 – Roll for several of the Choctaw Nation’s counties, including Towson county. This census gives the name of the head of the household, plus the number of Indians in the household grouped by age and sex; the number of acres of land under cultivation and the quantity of crops produced that year. Also the number of horses, mares, colts, mules, cattle, hogs, and sheep. It shows as well whether the head of the household was a white citizen with a native family and the kind of permit under which the white citizen was allowed to live in the Choctaw Nation. This roll is at the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City.
1874 – This Choctaw census was mentioned in Joseph W. Howell’s report of March 3, 1909, used by “Dawes” Commission, but in 1976 the National Archives in Washington reported that this census had not been located.
1885 – The original of this census is at the Fort Worth branch of the National Archives. It has also been microfilmed and a microfilm copy can be obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. (Ask for Microfilm Publication No. M595, Roll 623) for $12.
1890 – Fragmented. Original is Oklahoma Historical Society.
1896 – The original of this census is at the Fort Worth branch of the National Archives. I do not know whether it is also available on microfilm.
1910 – Choctaw Annuity Roll. Original is in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and has not been reproduced as a microfilm publication. I was recently told that it could be furnished on special order by microfilm but the cost of the microfilm is $131.18.
Volume II of book complete
Monty Olsen of Colbert, Oklahoma retired as a teacher in Oklahoma City in June 1994. He has had a productive year in that he has completed Volume II of Choctaw Emigration Records, 1831-1856. It is a 103 page soft-bound book which consists of the records the Choctaw Agency kept of Choctaws as they arrived in Indian Territory from Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
Volumes I and II are published by the Bryan County Heritage Association, P.O. Box 153, Calera, OK 74730 and they are available through that organization. All proceeds from sales go to support association projects and library. Prices are $25.00 for Volume 1, $15.00 for Volume II with $2.50 shipping for each volume.
We in Bryan County are proud of our library. We have worked hard to collect genealogy information concerning especially southern Oklahoma and Choctaw and Chickasaw lndians. We invite everyone to visit us in the library on Main Street in Calera. Come on down.
Choctaw Emigration Records Available By Sharon Burns
“Choctaw Emigration Records,” Volumes I and 2, compiled by Monty Olsen and published by the Bryan County Heritage Association, are now available. The books contain records of Choctaw arrivals from Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana at the Choctaw Agency in Indian Territory from 1831 through 1856. The soft-bound books are available by writing the association at P.O. Box 153, Calera, OK 74730. Send $25 for Vol. I and/or $15 for Vol. 2. Include $2.50 per volume for shipping.
Book published on 1855 Choctaw Census
Alma Mason recently published a book containing a tremendous amount of information on Choctaw History. “1855 Census of Choctaw Nation Indian Territory” is approximately 125 pages of the Choctaws living in the Choctaw Nation boundaries during that year. The book, which is the culmination of about seven years work and research, is divided into the Apukshunnubbee District, Moshulatubbee District and the Pushmataha Distfict. The book also contains a section on Choctaws living in Chickasaw Nation and a section of the Choctaw slaveholders in 1860, which is the closest date to 1855 that such a schedule was available.
You can purchase the book through the mail by sending $20 plus $3 shipping and handling to Alma Mason, Rt. 5, Box 450, McAlester, OK 74501.