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Choctaw Team

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Location: Mississippi and Alabamamap
Surnames/tags: Native_American Choctaw
Last profile change on 31 Oct 2022
12:35: Jillaine Smith replied to a comment on the page for Choctaw [Thank Jillaine for this]
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Welcome to the Choctaw Team

This team is for those members of the Native Americans Project who are researching and working on profiles of Choctaw individuals or who have an historic interest in the Choctaw People Nation. The scope of the team is pre-contact to present day.

Team Members

Team Goals

Any improvements you can make to the profiles of Choctaw people are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:

  • For each person:
    • All duplicates merged into the final lowest profile ID number. (Remember: in the era before the Choctaw adopted surnames, we use the "Last Name at Birth" field to record their tribe or nation-- i.e., Choctaw.)
    • Sticker (or template if project protected) included on the page
    • All relevant categories are added
    • At least one documented source (Choctaw roll or census, historical document) is listed
    • Parents are correct and documented
    • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an originally-written written biography.
    • If person is on the Dawes Roll that information is included as:
Dawes Enrollee
Choctaw (category, e.g. By Blood, Freedman, etc.)
Dawes Card Number (number)

Project Sticker

The Native Americans Sticker should be used for profiles of members of the Choctaw tribe who do not require Native American Project Protection. The sticker should be entered below the == Biography== line.

Sample usage:

{{Native American Sticker |tribe=Choctaw}}

... was Choctaw.




Team Links

Research Resources

Notable Profiles

Note: Entries Appear Alphabetically
  • Van Barfoot (1919-2012) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.
  • Wilma Victor (1919-1987) In 1971, Victor was appointed special assistant to Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton. At the time, she was the highest ranking Native American woman in U.S. Federal Government. She advised the secretary on Indian affairs.

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Ronald, nice work. Thanks for your continued involvement here. I'm uncertain about the current involvement of the other participants. Would you be willing to check in with them? Also, I'd like to add you to the Trusted list of this page if you're willing. Thanks.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Ugh. I screwed up and removed myself as profile manager and can't add to the TL. I have to log in as the NA project to fix this. Annoying limitation for project leaders....
posted by Jillaine Smith
Hi Jillaine. Yes, I'll be happy to be added to the Trusted list. I'll contact the others and let you know their current situation. Thanks!
posted by Ronald Prentice
I just discovered a duplicate of this page :


I'm thinking that we should do a redirect from there to here as this page is in the correct format. But Ron, would you be willing to check with the people listed on that page ? I've reached out to Paula to see if she's still interested in helping. But I fears that's a really old page.

It's also possible that there may be text and links on that page that you might want to incorporate here? I'll leave that to you to decide.

posted by Jillaine Smith
The Project:Choctaw_Nation page is out of date and should be redirected as you suggest, the valid links from this old page have been copied to Space:Choctaw.

There was a check-in with the folks listed on the old page back in the spring. James and myself are the only two from the previous list who wished to continue as team members.


posted by Ronald Prentice
I will ask Eowyn to place a redirect on that page.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Links to Bureau of Indian Affairs- Treaties within Book Volumes, pgs- 11-13

Treaty with the Choctaw 1786, includes signers names in both Choctaw Language & English


posted by Arora (G) Anonymous
Welcome back Allan this is a wonderful page :)
posted by Terry Wright
Great page, Allan!!
posted by Paula J