Looking for Choctaw Native Americans to assist with research
My great or great great grandmother was on the Choctaw Trail of Tears 1831-33. Her name was changed to Mary Wallen, Mary Walls or mary Wallis. Her child was Mamie Hamilton, later married and became Mamie matkin.
Mary had an Indian name but I cannot find a record of it. She married a caucasian and to have her accepted, they told everyone she was "half breed," which was not true. She lived for a time in Missouri, near the Ozarks.
Anyone with experience researching native American records or with knowledge of this family member, i would be delighted to hear from you.
We have her photos.
on 2011-06-05 15:08:34
I am trying to trace my irish and Native American ancestry, especially. The "christain" name for the American In dian relative is Mary Wallen, Wallis or Walls. She was on the Choctaw Trail of Tears and I think she went to Oklahoma or Missouri afterward.