Cheyenne - Arapaho Lands
This is an Independent FREE site dedicated to the history and genealogy of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Peoples. I hope visitors to this site find the information interesting and perhaps can locate clues to help you with your family research. If you have information you would like to contribute, please feel free to contct me, Ethel Taylor and I will be happy to post it for you. enjoy your visit and stop by again.
The Nations History
Prior to the passage of the Organic Act of 1890, an Indian Commission of three men were appointed to to work with the Indians and persuade them to take their lands by allotment. The surplus would then be opened for settlement. The Indian Commission worked with the Cheyenne and Arapho tribes at Fort Sill for several years, and finally the Jerome Agreement was signed. The Tribes were alloted their homesteads, and the remainder of the remainder of the area would be available for settlement by others.
The lands of the Cheyenne - Arapaho country were to be decided by a "land run", a race for claims in the reservation. This run was held April 19, 1892.
The Cheyenne-Arapaho Lands became the present counties of Roger Mills, Dewey, Custer, Washita, and portions of Beckham, Ellis, Blaine, Kingfisher, Canadian.
The Great Western Cattle Trail ran through this reservation taking millions of Texas Longhorns to market in Dodge City Kansas, between 1880 and 1892.
If you belong to the Cheyenne-Arapaho Nations, or your ancestors were Cheyenne or Arapaho, perhaps you might like to keep up with the news from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
P.O. Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
and find out about subscribing to the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Bulletin, their Monthly newspaper.
Ms. Barbara Tasso-Clayton, Kingfisher, OK, a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, has provided information regarding the Cheyenne and Arapaho that were located in her area. Please check out the information Ms. Tasso-Clayton has provided for research resources. Thank you, Barbara.
Cheyenne and Arapaho in Kingfisher City Cemetery
Cheyenne and Arapaho Modern Warriors
In August, 1861. at the outbreak of the War Between The States,
Albert Pike, traveled to Fort Wichita and signed Treaties between the
Confederate States of American and the Plains Tribes. Read about these
treaties between them.
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Tribes of Oklahoma
Tribes of Oklahoma