Person: Josie Drake, Myaamia Name: Oonseentiihkwa

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Drake
  • ID: 2629
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Knw 02-28-1872
    Location of Birth: Chetopa, Kansas
    Date of Death: Knw 07-19-1958
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Though the Drake family is well known for their homeplace on Jane Drake's allotment, Josie's recorded birthplace was Chetopa, Kansas, just across the state border to the north. It is quite possible they retained a residence there until the farmhouse construction was complete. Josie Drake married John Adams Pope in Miami on September 3, 1895. They had three sons, Milton Bismark, John A., Jr., and Douglas. The Pope family moved to Texas around 1900. John Pope was a lawyer and his sons followed in his footsteps of practicing law. All three sons served in the military during World War I. Douglas tragically died in an accidental drowning when he was 26, but the descendants of John and Milton Bismark Pope still live in Texas.
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John (right) with son Teddy and neice Ida VanDusen. Photo courtesy Gary Parsons, MHMA Collection


February 28, 1872

Chetopa, Kansas

1889 Allotment

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...


July 19, 1958