Person: Lizzie Palmer, Myaamia Name: Waapimaankohkwa

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Richardville
  • ID: 2749
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Knw 05-05-1860
    Location of Birth: N/A
    Date of Death: N/A
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Lizzie Lindsey was the daughter of Martonah (Mary) and Marcus Lindsey. Martonah was a Myaamia woman and Marcus Lindsey was of Peoria descent. After Marcus died in 1867, Martonah married Thomas F. Richardville. Lizzie Lindsey married James Palmer in 1880. Mr. Palmer was an instrumental figure in establishing the town of Miami, and was its first postmaster. In 1881, Lizzie gave birth to their only child, Thomas Harley Palmer. Lizzie and Harley's allotted land was located the farthest east of any Miami allotments, near the current-day G.A.R. Cemetery. When the Quapaw Agency Competency Commissioners interviewed Mrs. Palmer in 1910, they found her and her family to be “in prosperous condition.” The family continued to live in Miami until James Palmer's death in 1936. By 1940, Lizzie was living with her grandson Moody Palmer's family in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Her whereabouts thereafter are unknown.

  • Elizabeth Lindsey


May 5, 1860

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...