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“ [301] not by right. We have no title in our fields. At any hour we may be driven away, without being paid a cent for the improvements we have made.”

“Some of the Choctaw chiefs tell me they will act justly towards you.”

“ Yes; so they may; but who will make them? We require a good deal more than promises from chiefs. We want the right to vote, the right to hold offices, the right to own land, the right to sit on juries, the right to send our lads to school. We should like to have these rights secured to us by Acts of Congress, not by promises of Choctaw chiefs.”

Such are the politics of Caddo, a hamlet peopled by Negroes and Zambos; such the principles of the “Oklahoma Star,” a paper edited by a journalistic Rob Roy.

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