|7350/1907, Seger File, #127, Walter Roe,Supt. of Okla. Missions, Reformed
Church of America to C.F. Larnabee. Comm. of Ind. Affairs, Aug. 30,1907.
Recommends 34 Indians to lease and handle their own property. John
Washee, Cleaver Warden, Hartley Ridge Bear, Wm. Little Chief, Alfrich Heap
of Birds, Stacy Riggs, Watan, and Kias, (Note: Kias or Short Nose was father-
in- law of Ed Burns. Ed was son of Robert Burns.) (Sipes Field Notes),
were among the 34.
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Land Allotment Files.
|Note: As late as 1926 patents in fee simple were being denied because
of lack of education and general business abilities.
Many of the applicants were unable to speak or write English. Where
land could be disposed of under supervision it was recommended the land
be sold by the Agent and Commisioner of Indian Affairs.
Most of the land belonged to the elderly, orphans and those Indians
considered incompetent by the arbitrary decision of both the Agent and
Commissioner of Indian Affairs.