Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund, Incorporated is an IRS
Registered 501(C)(4) non-profit Native American Educational Advocacy
Organization, working on behalf and in support of Lineal Descendants of
original Black Aboriginal, Indigenous, and Black Native American Indian
Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes (also known as "Freedmen") and
Black Indians particular to (and parties-in-interest in) the 1866 Treaties
between the U.S. Government and Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and
Seminole Nations (also known as The Five Civilized Tribes).
Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund, Incorporated is dedicated to
securing Due Process, Implementation and Strengthening Strategic Programs
designed to bolster Self-Determination efforts to enhance Sovereignty secured
by existing 1866 Treaties, Mandates and Stipulations.
Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund, Incorporated is comprised of
the progeny of Native Americans with admixture of African ancestry from various
ancient Septs, Nations, Tribes, Bands, Clans, Communities and Individuals
identified as historic Tribal Citizens tied to the continent (a bona fide part
and protectorate of the tribes, and Domestic Dependents of the U.S.
goal as well, is well to advance Economic and Infrastructure Growth and
Development (for 1866 Treaty Beneficiaries, Heirs and Assigns Forever,
Successors, Lineal Descendants and parties-in-interest) with Legislation and
Appropriations (where necessary) desired and designed to eliminate
discrimination against Descendants of North America's Black Aboriginals, Black
Indigenous Natives, Black Indians and Freedmen (to include Former Slaves of
Indians, Free Persons of Color and Birthright Citizens never having been Slaves
to Indians, who were of African ancestry.
of the aforementioned Indian Nation Citizens lived historically and
traditionally within the legal and jurisdictional sphere of influence and
geographical domain as Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and
Seminole Indian Nations before, during and after formal establishment of the
Colonial Government, Federal Government and Territorial formation of U.S.
States, Territories, Dependencies and Protectorates. Their residency was confirmed
during Congressional establishment and set-aside of the definitive Indian
Country and existed through redrawing of boundaries of Texas, Arkansas
Territory and "marriage" of Oklahoma Indian Territory to the State of
Oklahoma in 1907. Black Indians and Freedmen residency within the Indian Nation
sphere of influence, legal jurisdiction, geographic boundaries of Oklahoma
Indian Territory and continued before, during and after the end of the Dawes
Commission Enrollments (1906-1914) due to court adjudicated claims. Some
Indian Freedmen received annuities from Indian Money Accounts
abruptly halted in the 1970s.
advocacy of Black Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund, Incorporated
shall benefit equally each of the aforementioned Aboriginal, Indigenous, Native
American and African ancestored People Group (particular to the 1866 Treaties)
who share common ancestry, heritage and cultural patrimony, including Allied
Tribal Band continuing to operate autonomously, in exile.
legal -historical identity, lineage, right to benefit and entitlements are the
subject of documented official language in various Charters, Indian Treaties,
Congressional Acts, Resolutions and Proclamations, the most coveted are the
compels us to maintain firm and certain interest in improving the quality of
life, of our beleaguered people, which aids the primary Black Indian, Freedmen
and African-ancestored Descents of Slaves constituency to achieve Equality with
other Citizens and Parity with other Tribes in the United States.
bona fide treaty entitlement groups, we encourage full participation and
enjoyment of 1866 Treaty Rights, including all benefits, privileges,
protections and access to programs put on by the United States for Indians, in perfect
Treaties of Hopewell (South Carolina)-Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek
(representing Seminole sub-tribe).
*1819 Seminole Capitulation
Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek (Choctaw, Mississippi Choctaw)
Indian Removal Act
Treaties (Choctaw-Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, Seminole)
Indian Agents Complain to Congress on Plight of Freedmen during influx of
Whites to Indian Territory. Congress authorizes Tribunal to make Final Roll(s)
of Indian and Freedmen, establish Dawes Commission.
Dawes Commission, Oklahoma Indian Territory.
Cherokee Freedmen and Delaware file suit over sale of Cherokee Outlet/Cherokee
*1893 Land Run Cherokee Strip
Choctaw-Chickasaw Half-Bloods file Equity Case #7071. in Oklahoma Indian
Solicitor's Opinion 1935, 1941
of the Indian Claims Commission 1970s (subsequent claims remanded to U.S.
Federal Court of Claims
Choctaw omit Black Choctaw 1940s, Creek Nation Constitution excludes Freedmen
1979, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation (s)
American Indian Policy, 1984
Change and Charter of Federal Recognition, 1983, *Seminole Appropriation
(Justice V.M. Le Grange Decision), Cherokee Nation Vote to Deny Freedmen Voting
Privilege and Disenfranchisement (2004-2018)