Person: Mary Drake, Myaamia Name: Kihcikamihkwa
Family Group: Drake
Gender: FemaleDate of Birth: Abt 1871
Location of Birth: N/ADate of Death: Knw 10-28-1903
Location of Death: N/A
The first of the children of Milton and Jane Drake to be born after the Myaamia relocation to Indian Territory, Mary married George VanDusen, a cabinet-maker who had emigrated from Canada, on December 28, 1898. She and George had three daughters: Mabel, Ida, and Marchie. Mary died when Marchie was an infant, at just 32 years old. In 1909, George married a woman named Jennie Clark who helped raise the girls in Baxter Springs, Kansas.
Photo courtesy Gary Parsons, MHMA Collection
- Mary VanDusen
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March 2, 1889
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congressa ssembled, That the provisions of chapter One hundred and Nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty seven, entitled "An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations,and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes," are hereby declared to extend to and are made app...
October 28, 1903