Member Spotlight Found in Dawes Packets The National Archives Dawes Packets Location: Dawes PacketsChoctawMississippi ChoctawMCR 3094 - MCR 3173MCR3172 (Rush, Sallie)Page 11
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Sallie (Neelie) Rush Was Refused

Sallie was a former slave. She and her children were denied rights as a Choctaw based on this fact. A law was quoted in the document: "[...] no freedman is entitled to identification as a Mississippi Choctaw."

Sallie (Neelie) Rush Was Refused
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  1. crissmas

    crissmas (07 Apr 2012)

    Curious.... I wonder if Sallie was able to reapply for her children? Their ages would indicate that they were not former slaves. It would seem this "freedman" law would not apply to them.

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