RACES: Indian Shuttlecock

Prior to the year 1898 life in Oklahoma was not complex for Jackson Barnett, a Creek Indian. He could neither read nor write, but he easily satisfied his humble needs by laboring occasionally for 50c a day. In 1898 the U. S. Government allotted to him 160 acres of land. That was good, he thought—a place all his own for his shack—plenty of space for roaming—maybe there was a little easy money in the land, in spite of its rocks and sterile soil.

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