In a message dated 12/13/2005 7:39:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
As far as the Tuscarora Indians laying claim to property in this area, they
will have to prove they are 100%, no mix blood, Tuscaroran's! Where did you
get your information on their history? I would love to read this article.
Hope I have answered some of your query's
Thanks for the help. I will have to go over it and look at a map to see where
100% pure blood, that's rough.
I lived in Osage County, Oklahoma for a few years more that 35 years ago. The
whole county was given to the Osage Indian tribe as a reservation because the
government didn't think the land was worth much.
And then oil was discovered!
The Osage Indian tribe retained all the mineral, ore, etc rights to the land
and names of all the Osage Indians were placed on a tribal list and received,
and probably receive even to this day, royalties (or whatever it is called)
from the oil taken from their land.
Doris Day, Randolph Scott, and a few other movie stars owned oil companies
there. An oil well was working and pumping oil 24 hours a day, and if you turned
in a circle you could see wells pumping oil.
The Indians who received a "headright" from the tribe could pass his
headright down to his children when he or she died. Needless to say, there were a lot
of wealthy Osage Indians when I lived there.
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