Person: Mary Louisa Pooler, Myaamia Name: Waapimaankohkwa

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Richardville
  • ID: 2824
    Gender: Female
    Date of Birth: Knw 08-24-1858
    Location of Birth: Indiana
    Date of Death: Knw 04-08-1928
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Mary Louisa was born in Indiana, the daughter of Akima Waapimaank- wa (Chief Thomas F. Richardville) and Angeline Goodboo. Along with her sis- ter Rose Ann, she stayed with her mother's family in Indiana for several years before moving west around the time of relocation to Indian Territory. She married Manford Pooler, who would become Chief of the Ottawa Tribe. Their children, however, enrolled under the Miami Nation, and two sons, Frank and Louis were given Miami allotments. All together, Mary Louisa and Manford Pooler had eight children, two of whom died as very young children. In addi- tion to Frank and Louis, there were Josephine, Mabel, Frederick, and Ernest.
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  • Mary Richardville Pooler


August 24, 1858


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...


April 8, 1928