Vann, E. F.

I am brand new boy out of Turnip and you can Martha Vann and i grew up in the newest Flint Section of one’s Cherokee Nation out of the fresh Indian Area, Summer 20, 1870. I am an entire bloodstream Cherokee Indian and you may have always been now the fresh day jailer from the Muskogee Condition jail for the Muskogee.

My dad was born in North carolina from the 1825, and you will my personal mom’s name was Martha Hood before her marriage and she was born in Georgia, September fourteen, 1835. My dad is starting to become inactive and is tucked some few miles south out-of Stilwell. My mother is additionally deceased and that’s tucked in McIntosh Condition, close Chocotah.

Dad and you can pops moved to Georgia before the removal of brand new Cherokees to the Indian Area regarding New york and my mother’s moms and dads lived in Georgia. There’ve been much told if you ask me because of the my personal mothers and you can grandparents about what manner in which the newest Cherokees was indeed addressed and you can have been determined from their home for the Georgia, all of these background has recorded; not I believe that we will be state my mothers was out of a couple of more clans otherwise groups. My personal mom’s parents had been advantageous on the Pact or perhaps the Ridge Class and on membership off a pact created using brand new Joined Says Regulators, my mom’s people were moved west by the federal government, because of the steamboat and you can wagons and you can settled inside the West Arkansas, northern of the introduce town of Fort Smith, for the 1835. Mother was however, a baby 2 yrs dated right now. Such Cherokees was indeed named emigrants or the West Cherokees.

My personal father’s people wouldn’t adhere to new treaty and you will have been known as people in the Anti-treaty or Ross Class which would not log off their homes right back from inside the Georgia, given that homes was fruitful together with many advancements and furthermore as his or her relatives was in fact buried there. In most, the people in the new Ross or Anti-pact cluster was basically met and you can articles for the Georgia and you may didn’t proper care to take upwards the newest home in a country from which it understood absolutely nothing. All tale of the sufferings inside Georgia and you can along side Walk off Tears had been authored. Dad while merely thirteen years of age showed up with the Path off Rips together with mothers and even though about walk, he forgotten one of is own brothers. Father’s people compensated in the Flint Region in which I was born. It had been in the 1838 that this elimination taken place also it is actually not all the decades up until my mom’s those who got paid into the Arkansas was indeed once again compelled to transfer to the brand new boundaries away from the latest Indian Area. It paid regarding the Flint Area in which Dad and mum increased up and was partnered.

We have heard my grandparents and you will moms and dads say, that after new troublesome times of enforced migration and you can settlement from inside the their new lands within the Indian Territory, around observed for a change a time period of comfort and prosperity certainly the newest Cherokees. More youthful Indians such Father and mother became reconciled so you’re able to the alteration however, my personal daddy never did.

Walker, Henry J.

I’m called Henry J. Walker, and i alive from the Welch, Oklahoma, Celebrity Station. I survive the latest farm dad paid on the, when the Ohio range was re-based, located on Larger Cabin Creek.

Dad grew up in Tennessee for the 1823 and you may found the fresh new Indian Territory when a kid twelve yrs old along with his mothers, friends and family, plus the east emigrants, from Georgia throughout the 1838.

Men and you can Guys Stepped

My dad explained that the new males and you may boys wandered all the way away from Georgia, plus the girls and kids was basically allowed to trip regarding ox wagons. It had been a long hard trip and several took sick and you can died on the road. They got way too long to really make the trip, longer than government entities got figured, you to definitely in the all the money the fresh Cherokees were given to reside on the once they turned up was used through to the way.