|C&A Allotment File, A.C. Tonner, Acting Comm., to Major G.W.H.
13, 1902.--- "There is transmitted herewith an affidavit of contest with
accompanying papers, by John M. Sweeny against Cheyenne Allotment No. 841,
made to Curly hair, involving the N/W 4 of Sec. 2, T 14 N, R 13 W. It is
alleged by Mr. Sweeny that the pretended patented allotment of land to one
Curly Hair, if such an allotment was made, was and is wholly illegal and
void, and that the Cheyenne Indian, Curly Hair, to whom it is pretended said
allotment was made, died at least two years before the allotment was made;
that at the time of his death the said Curly Hair was 35 years of age." - He
died in the spring of 1890- Died in camp west of Kingfisher in Kingfisher
Co. on the north side of the creek 4 miles west of Kingfisher- His father
was Eating Wolf and he died years before the opening of the Territory- Curly
Hair had one brother who died very young before opening of Territory- He had
two wives and first wife bore him no children and abandoned him to marry
Bob-Tail AKA Coyote or Bob-Tail Coyote- While living with Bob-Tail Coyote
she had a son by him named Fred Siouxman, who is in school at Carlisle in
Penn. and is about 18 years old and now claimed that Fred Siouxman is heir
of Curly Hair.
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|Dept. of the Interior letter dated June 13, 1902, from A.C. Tonner,
Acting Comm., to Maj. G.W.H. Stouch, Agent, C&A Agency.
Letter is of a contest against Cheyenne allottee, Curly Hair, involving allotment No. 841. John W. Sweeny through his attorney claims this allotment.
It is alleged by Mr. Sweeny that the pretended allotment of the land to one Curly Hair, if such an allotment was made, was and is wholly illegal and void, and that the Cheyenne Indian Curly Hair, to whom it is pretended said allotment was made; that at the time of his death the said Curly Hair was about 35 years of age; that he died in the spring of 1890, at an Indian camp at a hollow on the north side of the South Fork of the Kingfisher Creek, in Kingfisher County, said camp being about four miles in a southwesterly direction from the city of Kingfisher; that the name of Curly Hairs father was Eating Wolf, and that he died many years before the original opening of Oklahoma Territory for settlement; that said Curly Hair had only one brother, a little boy who died many years ago before said opening; that he had two wives and the first wife bore him no children during said marriage relations but abandoned him and married one Bob Tail, otherwise Coyote, or Bob Tail Coy ote, and that while living with Bob Tail Coyote she had a child whose name is Fred Siouxman, who is now a student at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, and is about 18 years old, it now being claimed that said Fred Siouxman is heir of said Curly Hair.
The allotment schedule shows that Curly Hair was a woman sixty-nine years of age when allotted.
Although the papers confuse the allottee with a man of the same name, it is desired that you make a thorough investigation of the allegation that the allottee died before allotmants was selected, and as the land is leased by Fred Siouxman, as grandchild and only heir of Curly Hair, who is described in the lease as a male, you will trace the relationship between the allottee and the said Fred Souxman.
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|Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Indian Service, Jan. 20, 1909, Thomas Otterby,
Addt. Farmer at Bridgeport to Chas. E. Shell, Supt., Darlington.
N/W 1/4-24-14-13, allotted to Kias Williams, Decd. and his heirs are Belle Balenti 1/3 interest; Shaking Herself 1/3 interest; Charging Bear 1/12 interest; Fred Siouxman (Fatty Eyes) 1/12 interest; Small Eyes 1/12 interest; Bob-Tail Coyote 1/12 interest.
Text Copyright (c) 2003 John Sipe.