Alma L. Bell & Eddy C. Shoemake
vs. Cherokee Nation.
Office Commission on Citizenship
Sept. 12, 1889
Dennis V. Bushyhead
who after being duly sworn states
I am 63 years of age.
Live at Tahlequah
I don't know of any Cherokees by
the name of Shoemake.
When I lived in California there was a family of Shoemakes and Oxendines
that lived in one neighborhood who claimed
to be Cherokees.
That was in Calaveras County.
They came to that country from
Sebastian County, Arkansas
and looked like darkys to me.
Some of them were