Memories of Rebecca Davis Beck

Arbuckle Footnotes

This Indian pioneer paper was recorded by W.P.A. fieldworker Maurice Anderson on April 27, 1938.

Father was George W. Davis and mother was Rebecca Columba Davis, both born in Texas.

My father and mother came to the Indian Territory in 1890 and settled near Ardmore, in the Chickasaw Nation where I was born the same year. Ardmore only had two stores then, I have heard father say.

We lived there three years the moved to a town called Texanna, Indian Territory, lived there one year, moved over near Tahlequah, Indian Territory. There I began to have my experience with the Indians.

We lived close to some full bloods who could not talk English. I was then four years old and an old squaw would come over to our house and put up her fingers, meaning so much money to buy me as she thought I looked like an Indian as I had long black hair.


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