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1. Aliens of African Nativity and descent may become citizens. Read 1870 Naturlization Act
2. Slavery prohibited unless convicted of crime . Read Amendment 13
3. Statuory Law wasn't codified until 1946. Making laws, constitution, amendments abituary. Judgement without law/ non law. Read US Statuory Law.
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Choctaw-Chickasaw Freedmen Association of Oklahoma
18663 3rd Street
Spiro, OK 74959
Heritage Conference Postponed till 2010
Changes have been made to the upcoming Choctaw-Chickasaw Freedman Heritage conference and Reunion. Due to issues with the venue the event has been re-scheduled for Summer 2010. As soon as the new site is finalized updated information will be posted here.
May 16th 2009
|Freedman Organization President Walks Trail of Tears path with Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle|
Chief Gregory Pyle, Verdie Triplett and James Triplett, walking the Trail of Tears
May 16th Verdie Triplett, the President of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Freedmen Association joined hundreds of Choctaws as they commemorated the historic removal of the Choctaws to Indian Territory.
Beginning the walk at the historic Skullyville Choctaw Nation Cemetery in Spiro, Oklahoma, hundreds of people made the commemorative walk to the Choctaw Nation Community Center. Triplett walked with a two-fold purpose. He is a direct descendant of James Darneal, the last Sheriff of the Choctaw Nation. He is also a descendant of slaves also taken from Mississippi, brought to the Choctaw and also Chickasaw Nation, and who lived, Indian Territory their entire lives. He still lives in the historic Ft. Coffee Community where many of his family and organizational members live on their allotted land. His ancestors are buried at Roseland-Skullyville Freedman Cemetery adjacent to the historic Skullyville Cemetery, where the historic walk began. He walked in memory of James Darneal and for Hettie Lucas, one of his ancestors, once enslaved, and now buried in the Freedman Cemetery adjacent to the Choctaw burial ground.
Chief Pyle and Mr. Triplett have previously met and have a good rapport with each other. They have discussed issues especially pertaining to the preservation of historic burial sites, and Chief Pyle has promised help to preserve Freedmen burial sites as well. The preservation of history and historic sites in the community is a strong interest of both men and they expect to work together on efforts in LeFlore County and other places in the Choctaw Nation. They spoke on that day on work they will undertake to preserve Roseland Skullyville Freedman Cemetery, fenced off since 1983 from others to whom they were both related and served.
Mr. Triplett has participated in a number of activities sponsored by the Choctaw Nation and he urges others who have ties to the Choctaw Nation to join historic and cultural event, as their ancestors lived and died in this community since the 1830s. He was greeted by a number of friends, relatives and associates in the area's Choctaw community who warmly welcomed him and his brother James on this commemorative walk.