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From: Sharleen Metje <>
Subject: Re: [CHOCTAW] Choctaw ancestors in Idabel, OK
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 19:55:08 -0700
That helps! Maybe the difference is in the terminology. My grandfathers cousin was calling it a reservation but she probably just meant that they would go visit them in the "Choctaw Nation." I don't know...how does that work? Is the land owned by the Choctaw Nation, and how is that different than a reservation?
Oh, and does anybody know anything about the place that my grandfather would go for tribal meetings...Kullituklo? I hope I'm spelling it right. Is it near Idabel? Sharleen :)> From: > To: > Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 21:24:41 -0500> Subject: Re: [CHOCTAW] Choctaw ancestors in Idabel, OK> > I'm not Larry but I will tell you that Idabel is in what was and is still> the Choctaw Nation. It was not a reservation. The land was owned by the> Choctaw tribe. Idabel is in McCurtain County. I know of no reservations> being in the Choctaw Nation. (doesn't mean there weren't any)> The Choctaw tribe was moved from Mississippi to Indian Territory in the> 1830's. The land in Indian Territory was what they got for their land in> Mississippi. This is likely what you are seeing on your map.> > Tammy> > -----Original Message-----> From: [mailto:] On> Behalf Of Sharleen Metje> Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 8:11 PM> To: > Subject: Re: [CHOCTAW] Choctaw ancestors in Idabel, OK> > > > Larry,> Thanks for your input. Can I clarify then...is there NO Choctaw reservation> in the state of Oklahoma? Not even around the late 1800's early 1900's. I> ask because a cousin of my grandfathers said that they would go visit my> grandfather and his family who lived on the reservation, across from the> Iron Stobb store just outside of Idabel, Ok. I'm not from there, I live in> the Northwest, so I don't know the area well enough to know. I do recognize> that the Choctaw Nation is not the same thing as a reservation. But was> there never in all of history a Choctaw reservation in Oklahoma? I thought> I remember seeing a map recently that was from the late 1800's that showed> I.T. divided up in to different regions based on tribe and the Choctaw were> in the southeast corner...isn't that also where Idabel, Oklahoma is? Glad> to hear your input. Sharleen :)> Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:48:10 -0700>> From: > To: > Subject: Re:> [CHOCTAW] Choctaw ancestors in Idabel, OK> > Sharleen,> > Not trying to be> picky, but there never was a Choctaw "indian reservation".> There was, and> still is, a Choctaw Nation. Two, as a matter-of-fact.> The Choctaw Nation of> Oklahoma and The Choctaw Nation of Mississippi.> Each with it's own court> system, police department, etc.> > Larry> > Sharleen Metje> <> wrote:> > Hello,> I am researching my Choctaw> ancestors. My grandfather and great grandfather lived in Idabel, Ok on the> Choctaw indian reservation and attended tribal meetings at a place called> Kullituklo. They both spoke fluent Choctaw. I am trying to find out more> about my indian ancestry as my grandfather passed away when I was a young> girl so I knew very little about my heritage. > > My grandfathers name was> Floyd (Jack) Turnage born 1923 and his parents were Wesley and Sophia> Turnage born about 1880 or so. His siblings names were: Otis, Pete, Wilmer,> Clyde, and Claude. He also had an uncle named Arthur Turnage who lived in> Pollard, Ok and had a daughter named Loree and one named Mary (as well as> nine others). > > If anyone recognizes these names or the surnames Hanson> and Henson which married into the Turnage family please contact me. I would> be so greatful for any help at all. Thank You! Sharleen :)>> _________________________________________________________________> Now you> can invite friends from Facebook and other groups to join you on Windows> LiveT Messenger. Add now.>> https://www.invite2messenger.net/im/?source=TXT_EML_WLH_AddNow_Now> >> -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send> an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without> the quotes in the subject and the body of the message> > >> -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send> an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without> the quotes in the subject and the body of the message> _________________________________________________________________> Search that pays you back! Introducing Live Search cashback.> http://search.live.com/cashback/?&pkw=form=MIJAAF/publ=HMTGL/crea=srchpaysyo> uback> > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes> in the subject and the body of the message> > > > > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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