Saturday, July 31, 2004

Rolls and Census Data (repeat from last post)

"Indian" Rolls and Census Data
Researching Native American ancestry is one of the most difficult tasks for genealogists -- amateur or professional. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you review my "how-to" articles that were originally written for Suite101. (I've already been paid for writing them, so your reading them doesn't benefit me.) monetarily. Among other things, you'll find out why your native ancestor may be listed on one census or another as white, "colored," free person of "color," Indian, or slave. I hope you'll find many other tips and hints that will help you see through the mist of history.
The hardest part of your search will be documenting that your ancestor was indeed a Native American. That is why this section of my website has been built. I'm constantly tracking down free sites on the net that connect directly to census and roll information which includes names identifying a person as a Native American. As more and more sites are charging for information, I hope you'll aid in this effort. Please notify me of any free online census data you find that identifies tribal affilitation or native identity. Good luck on your search! I hope you'll find your connection here.
For Dawes Roll information for the Five Civilized tribes please go to 1898-1906 Dawes Rolls at Access Genealogy.

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Friday, July 30, 2004

Visit Marland's Grand Home Indian Museum

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Standing Bear Native American Memorial Park

  Standing Bear Native American Memorial Park   Hwy 60 & Old Hwy 177
Ponca City, OK 74602  
Phone:   580-762-1514

A 22-foot bronze sculpture of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is the focal point of the park, with audio centers honoring the six Native American tribes around Ponca City. Two miles of walking trails are also on site.

General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop

Tour Group Services: Advance Group Reservations Required

Days/Hours Open: Park is open from 6am - 11pm daily. Normal office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Tours may be arranged by appointment.


Roman Nose Resort Park
celebrates Native America.

Spirit Bear's Tipi - site

Spirit Bear's Tipi - Tribes and Nations - tribes2.html view in new window - ... Bay Mills Reservation, Michigan Bear River Band ... Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Seminole Tribe of Florida ... Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington Standing Rock Sioux ...


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September 12-14, 2003 - Seminole Nation Days (Seminole)
Experience Seminole culture at this heritage festival which includes traditional dances, cultural demonstrations, a parade, live music, a princess pageant, sports tournaments, and much more. Held at the Mekusukey Mission in Seminole, this event is sure to interest the whole family. For more information on the Seminole Nation Days, call 405-257-6287.

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AFRO-SEMINOLE CREOLE                [AFS]             Bracketville, Texas and El Nacimiento, Coahuila, Mexico. Also spoken in Mexico.                 Alternate names: AFRO-SEMINOLE, SEMINOLE, BLACK SEMINOLE.                             Dialects: TEXAS, MEXICO.                             Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Northern.                        
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Thursday, July 29, 2004

Seminole continued

Named her firstborn male Jauquin, which she taught me was the bear who walks upright, bold as a man.

Standing Bear 

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Seminole Tribe of Florida
6073 Stirling Road
FL 33024-
(305) 966-6300
Fax: 792-3634

Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma
Post Office Box 1498
OK 74884-1498
(405) 257-6343

If she has already checked the census rolls and
the Daws Rolls? The only other thing I can think of is perhaps trying
some of the genealogy searched and web sites, if she knows her family
names and
connections. The other thing she could try is contacting or visiting
the Seminole nation
itself, talking to tribal elders, their registrar and clerks and so on
to see what information
she can glean there. Of all sources, perhaps that may prove to be the
most effective.

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    SEMINOLE a hunt is on for a family member of 1912

    Southeast Tribes: SEMINOLE

    The Seminole Language is a part of the Muskogean Language family. The Seminole had matrilineal clans. Uniquely, the men in the tribe wore turbans. They believed in out of body experiences during sleep. At puberty, boys would drink asi to clear their minds.


    Location: Florida, Arkansas and Oklahoma

    Language: Seminole Indians are a North American Indian Tribe that speak the Muskogee language.

    History: The Seminole are part of the Creek Confederation of tribes. In the 1700's they moved into Florida, which was then inhabited by the Spanish. They shared land with a group of Indians that spoke the Mikasuki language. The two groups banded and became known as the Seminoles, meaning "runaways". In 1763, Florida was taken by the British. The British often caused problems between the Seminoles and American settlers. When black slaves escaped from their masters, they often found protection with the Seminoles. Because of this, Americans fought against the Seminoles in the First, Second, and Third Seminole Wars.

    The outcome of the First Seminole War involved Spain giving Florida to the United States. The Second Seminole War was one of the most costly of the United States-Indian wars. The majority of the tribe surrendered and moved to Oklahoma. They settled on the western area of the Creek reservation. The Third Seminole War started from renewed efforts to find the Seminole remnant remaining in Florida. This war caused little bloodshed. However, it ended with the United States paying a troublesome band of refugees to go West. After the wars ended, over 3,000 Natives had been forced into the western territories of Arkansas and Oklahoma. As few as 300 remained in Florida.

    Daily Life: The Seminoles survived by hunting and fishing. They constructed simple shelters of thatched roofs supported by poles. The clothing of the Seminoles was decorated with bright colored pieces of cloth as an imitation of the clothing worn by the Spanish.

    From the 1920's onward, development burst in Southern Florida. The Seminoles lost hunting land to tourists and settlers. They were gradually forced into the wage labor economy. They become agricultural workers and attracted tourists with their exciting and colorful patchwork clothing.

    Much of the traditional Seminole culture is dependent on a healthy ecosystem. Tribal members believe that if the land dies, so will the tribe. Seminole environmental projects are now designed to protect and preserve the land and water systems.

    • "Brief Summary of Seminole History." Internet. 7 Oct. 1998

    • "Seminole." The New Encyclopedia Britannica. 1994. ed.

    • "Seminole." The World Book Encyclopedia. 1995. ed.

    Written by: Jennifer Segar

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    Muskogean Language Family Sorry, we haven't completed work on the Muskogean languages yet. We have included for you a linguistic tree of the language family, and a link to another take on the language family by the Ethnologue of Languages. Hopefully that will give you a place to get started in the meantime.

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    Western Tiger Swallowtail

    Butterflies are considered sacred. To rescue one from drowning or from the clutches of a spider will bring a blessing from the spirits.Butterflies (Miníkera) by Richard L. Dieterle

    Common Name: Western Tiger Swallowtail
    Scientific Name: Papilio rutulus
    Order: Lepidoptera
    Family: Papilionoidea - Swallowtail Butterflies
    Subfamily: Papilioninae

    Swallowtails are named for the tails on their hindwings that resemble the long tail feathers of swallows. Papilio is from the Latin word papilio meaning "butterfly."

    Western North America, from eastern British Columbia to eastern North Dakota, south to northern Baja California and southern New Mexico. Rare stray to central Nebraska.

    Adult butterflies have a two-and-three-quarter to four-inch (seven- to ten-centimeter) wingspan. The wings are black and pale yellow with black tiger-stripes. The hindwings have tails at their lower tips that resemble the long tail feathers of a swallow; hence, their common name swallowtail. Also on the hindwing, there are narrow yellow spots along the wing's margin and orange tint on two spots near the end of the inner margin of the wing. Blue spots are found around the outer margin of the hindwing. The upper side of the hindwing may have a yellow spot on the outer margin. On the forewing, yellow spots form a continuous band along the outer margin of the wing. These yellow spots are bordered in black.

    The adult antennae are knobbed but never hooked at the tip.
    Life Cycle
    A deep green, shiny, spherical egg is laid on the underside of a leaf. Eggs are laid singly, but there may be a number of them on the leaf. The caterpillars reach about two inches in length, are deep to light green in color, are swollen in the front, and have large yellow eyespots with black and blue pupils. There is a colored forked organ called the osmeterium located behind the head on the back of the caterpillar. This foul-smelling organ can turn inside out, and, along with the eyespots, may deter predators. The dark brown chrysalis overwinters slung from a twig or tree trunk. The chysalis is woodlike.
    Swallowtail females may lay up to four batches of eggs in a season and up to one hundred eggs in total. The length of time that it takes for the larvae to emerge from the egg depends upon the weather, but generally, in summer, it takes four days. The larvae molt five times - called instars - before they pupate. After each molt, the caterpillar eats the old skin which is rich in nutrients.

    February in southern California, May in Washington State. Normally in mountain areas adults fly from June through July. In the lower latitudes and altitudes there may be up to three broods, while in the more northern extents of the range there may be only one.

    Woodlands near streams and rivers, wooded residential areas, canyons, parks, and sagelands and mesas with creeks. May be seen at higher elevations.

    Caterpillarsfeed upon cottonwood, willow, quaking aspen, alder, maple, sycamore, hoptree, plum and ash. Adults feed on flower nectar from a wide variety of flowers.

    This is the commonest swallowtail observed in the West. A person can attract these butterflies to a garden by planting zinnias, milkweeds, thistles, penstemons and other flowers.

    Certain species of wasps lay their eggs on a caterpillar as the caterpillar is spinning its last silk threads before it pupates. At this point the caterpillar is totally defenseless. The wasp s eggs will develop inside the caterpillar and feed upon it, killing the caterpillar.

    In summer, it takes about ten to fifteen days (weather depending) for the caterpillar to change into the adult butterfly. The chrysalis will be green in summer and brown in winter.

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