Person: Charles Marcum Demo, Myaamia Name: Waakihšinka

  • Nationality: Myaamia
    Family Group: Richardville
  • ID: 2844
    Gender: Male
    Date of Birth: Knw 10-15-1887
    Location of Birth: Miami, Oklahoma
    Date of Death: Knw 10-10-1969
    Location of Death: N/A
  • Biography/Notes:
    Charles Demo was part of the first generation of Myaamia born in In- dian Territory. He married Mary Williss Bailey on August 8, 1909, in Miami, Oklahoma. They had two daughters, Rosie and Mary Charlene. Charlie was a leader in the community of Miami, and was a life-long farmer. He lived and farmed in the area of the Myaamia allotment lands all his life. He served in many civic capacities, including treasurer for Quapaw Township, jury com- missioner, member of the Ottawa County Free Fair Board, Ottawa County Soil Conservation District, Ottawa County Dairy Association, and trustee for the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative. Charlie was also active in tribal affairs throughout his lifetime. After the Tribe was organized under the 1936 Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act, Demo served on the tribal enrollment commit- tee, and also served as a Tribal Councilperson in the 1960s.
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October 15, 1887

Miami, Oklahoma

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...


October 10, 1969