Black Indians. Native Americans in the Five Civilized Tribes sometimes owned African slaves. The Cherokee freed their slaves in 1866 and gave them full tribal citizenship. These former slaves were called tribal Freedmen.
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6. There were actually six tribes that walked the Trail of Tears. One tribe, Chipachawamie, died of famine early on. The tribe was small and only consisted of about 1,000 members. Those that survived were accepted into the Choctaw tribe. For whatever reason, this is largely ignored by history books.
Carved container gourd with woodpecker design and pine needle rim. 8" tall - 11" diameter. / side view This gourd won 1st place at the 2008 Cheokee Art Market in Cherokee, NC. And 2nd place at 2008 Art Under the Oaks show at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, OK.
The "Trail of Tears". In 1837, the "Indian Removal Policy" began, to implement the act of Congress, signed by the President who said "that the only good Indian is a dead Indian", Andrew Jackson in 1830. The forced march, consisted of about twenty Native American tribes that included "Five Civilized Tribes" (Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Seminole). They were pushed into "Indian Territory" (which later became Oklahoma).
The original territory of the Five "Civilized" Tribes that were forced to move to "Indian Territory" (now known as Oklahoma), along with many other tribes. The Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws and Seminoles.
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Frankoma "Seals of the Five CIVILIZED TRIBES of Indians in OKLAHOMA" Kitchen Trivet or Wall Plaque! by BucketListGarnishes on Etsy