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"We Surely Gave Them an Uplift": Taylor F. Ealy and the Mission School for Freedmen

Description: Article describes the efforts of Taylor F. Ealy and his wife Mary Ealy to begin a school for black residents freed by the Chickasaws at the abandoned site of Fort Arbuckle. Norman J. Bender includes documentation from the Ealy family and correspondence from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Edward P. Smith, to create a more wholistic picture of the process.
Date: Summer 1983
Creator: Bender, Norman J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Ghost Town: McGee, Indian Territory

Description: Article chronicles the history of the little town of McGee through the founding of its many stores and schools. The town is now abandoned due to the expansion of a railroad.
Date: Summer 1969
Creator: Mooney, Charles W.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Indians for the Confederacy

Description: Article narrates how Colonel Charles DeMorse and the 29th Texas Cavalry Regiment convinced members of the Five Civilized Tribes to fight with the Confederate States of America.
Date: Winter 1972
Creator: DeMorse, Charles & Wright, Muriel H. (Muriel Hazel), 1889-1975
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

On the Gallows' Edge: Capital Punishment, Appeals, and Presidential Clemency in Indian Territory, 1896-1907

Description: This article continues Von Creel's study of the administration of justice in Indian Territory courts and expands upon the application of capital punishment. Von Creel details the cases of nine individuals who were convicted of capital crimes but who escaped hanging. Their stories involve the complicated legal processes of appeal, application for presidential clemency, commutation of sentence, and post-verdict motions.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Creel, Von Russell
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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