Author: Josiah Hair

Native American Blood Quantum, Facts and Myths

      One of the most misunderstood aspect of Native life is Blood Quantum and one of the most common questions is: "What is Blood Quantum" ? A myriad of answers will cascade forth depending on the person and their understanding of what you are asking. For in some communities...

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Indian Removals 1800-1900

Much has been written about the various removals that occurred through out the 1800's with the Cherokee Trail of Tears gaining the most exposure to the public through movies, plays and the written word. A dark chapter in the history of the United States and a Blight on the Memory...

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Cherokee of Today

The Cherokee Tribe of today is made of 3 different groups that all descend from the same common tribe. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma citizens resides within 14 counties in  Northeastern Oklahoma, the tribe composes of descendants of those that were forced removed from lands in Southeastern United States during 1838-1839 time period. In...

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Missouri/Arkansas Cherokee

Perhaps one of the most common family stories I hear as I travel throughout Missouri and Arkansas goes something like this: My Great great great Grandmother was "part" Cherokee and escaped from the "Trail of Tears" or something along these lines: My great great great great grandmother hid out in...

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THE ANI-KIT-U-WAH PEOPLE: AKA THE CHEROKEE

The Ani-Kit-U-Wah People  By: Josiah Hair The Cherokee Tribe of today is made of 3 different groups that all descend from the same common tribe. The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma These citizens reside within 14 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma.  The tribe composes of descendants of those that were forced removed...

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Final Roll of the Cherokee Nation & Freedman

Final Roll of the Cherokee Nation & Freedman  By: Josiah Hair Today we call this the Dawes Rolls, although it encompasses the original Five Civilized Tribes of the South East (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole). This article is specifically about the Cherokee Roll.  To describe this roll and purpose,...

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Holdout, Doubtful and Reject of the Dawes Rolls

Holdout, Doubtful and Reject of the Dawes Rolls Cherokee Nation Citizenship  By: Josiah Hair Prelude Previous articles gave overviews and some tips on navigating through the Dawes Rolls. This article follows up on some information on those common arguments on who is and who is not Cherokee because of three...

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