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The MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians are Federally Recognized and have a Gov to Gov Unique Relationship because they are Indians.

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The MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians are Federally Recognized and have a Gov to Gov Unique Relationship because they are Indians.

Posted: 1502923696000
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Surnames: Weaver Reed Byrd Rivers
Needham Bryant married one of Dan Reed and Rose Reed's daughters.

You will find them in 1850 and 1870 United States Federal Census as I recall.

They resided at or near Seaborn or Tibbee Alabama to the West of McIntosh Alabama in Washington County.

They are almost on the State Line of between Mississippi and Alabama.

The descendants of Dan and Rose Reed are one of the largest branches of the Mobile and Washington County Band of Choctaw Indians of the Choctaw Nation.

The Choctaws Communities of Mobile and Washington County were Federally Acknowledged/Recognized as an "Unfederally Recognized" Indian Entity under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 by the American Indian Policy Review Commission's Final Report on May 19, 1977 in Chapter 11, Page 468 and as referenced previously in the Federal Register in various iterations between 1978-1993 whereby by Bureau of Indian Affairs refers to this list of Tribal Entities which are the subject of the Federal Recognition of an Indian Entity Process managed by the BIA.

The Tribe has land that is jointly owned in trust as a reservation for the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians by the United States Federal Government under the authority of Congressional Acts: APA, Indian Housing Act of 1937, and the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act of 1996.

The United States v. John Supreme Court ruling in 1978 also supports that land held in trust by the United States Federal Government as a reservation is Indian Country.

The Tribe has been held by the United States Supreme Court to be Sovereign in Taylor v. Alabama Inter-Tribal Council 535 U.S. 1066 (2002).


Darby Weaver

The Tribal Leader

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