Bird Chief, male 48 yrs. old, born in Dakotas, mother born in Dakotas, father born in Dakotas. (gt. gt. uncle of John Sipes)

1900 U.S Census of Southern Cheyennes, J.J. Chou, Ethnology Project, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Oklahoma.

Paul Bird Chief, 11, male, died 12-10-1909, next of kin,  Peter Bird Chief, father.

Births and Deaths of C&As (no name of vol. pages only shown)
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John Sipes.

Colony Courier, Nov. 17, 1910

Bird Chief came in Monday from the Black Owl farm near Thomas and will make Whirlwind his home this winter.

Text Copyright (c) 2003 John Sipes. 

Cheyenne and Arapaho Delegation regarding Black Hills Claims.
Clinton Chronicle, April 30, 1914.
From John Seger.
Peter and Andrew Bird Chief sowing alfalfa. Showed them how to trim and thin walnut trees along a creek. Their father ( Bird Chief ) lives with them. They have about 1/2 section of pasture land, 30 haed of cattle, chickens, four brood sows, full blood China-Poland. 2 children in public schools, five miles from school. Could send them to Seger Colony Indian Boarding School at Colony for free but perfer to keep their children with them. Hard on Indians to be isolated from their children 10 months a year.

Text Copyright (c) 2004 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Newspaper Exerpts, Clinton Chronicle.

Colony Courier, June 8, 1916. Teepee Topics.

Mormans are going to have meeting to last four days at Three Fingers place near El Reno. They are going to put up a Big Tent. This meeting is only for Indians,they are going to have lots to eat, lots of Indians are going to the meeting. Mormans are going to test eating peyote also. (Three Fingers father Dragging Otter is kinship to the Bird Chiefs/Pete Bird Chief family)

Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Coll. Newspaper Inklings, Copyright (c) 2003.

Peter Bird Chief/Standing Bird and Vetcora had a son born 11-4-1906, named Cyrus Bird

Births From Undated Pages Found In 1902 C&A Family Registar (Cheyennes)
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John L. Sipes.

Sand Woman, 54, female, married, died 10-21-1905, next of kin, Bird Chief, husb.

Deaths From Undated Pages Found In 1902 C&A Family Registar (Cheyennes)
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John L. Sipes.

Andrew Bird Chief/ (Bird Robe), male, born 1884.

Bird Chief, male, born 1854.

Census of the Cheyenne Indians of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency. Seger Agency on June 30, 1927, taken by L.S. Bonnin, Superintendent.
Text Copyright (c) John L. Sipes  2003 .

Peter Bird chief Jr., male, born 1901, husb.; Nancy Drunkard Bird Chief, female, born 1904, wife; Elsie Bird Chief, dau., born 1921.

Census of the Cheyenne Indians of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency. Seger Agency on June 30, 1927, taken by L.S. Bonnin, Superintendent.
Text Copyright (c) John L. Sipes  2003 .

Watonga Republican Newspaper, May 12, 1921, Thursday.
The C&A council held a meeting at Watonga, Okla., on Friday last. A struggle occurred between the younger educated leaders and the older, traditional leaders.
The council decided to go to Washington and present tribal claims to the Black Hills (South Dakota), which was signed away years ago without tribal authorization.
Temporary Chairman--Grant Left Hand but lapsed into Cheyenne quickly and the Arapahoes quickly found an interpreter.
President- Robert Burns- Concho
Vice- Pres.- Henry Rowlodge-Greenfield
Sec.-Jesse Rowlodge- Geary
Treas.- Ed Shield- Calumet
Delegates. Watonga--Deforest Antelope, Magpie, Little Hand, George Rearing Bull; Fay-- Turkey Legs and Chas, Starr; Concho--Robert Burns and Ed Shields; Calumet-- Mack Haag and Wm. Curtis; Geary--Jesse Rowlodge, Hail and Bird Chief; Clinton-- Alfrich Heap of Birds; Colony--Alfred Wilson and Left hand; Hammon-- Standing Water and Howling Water, Cantonment-- Ernie Black, White Wolf and Geo. Curtis; Carlton and Canton-- Henry Lincoln, Joe Williams, Frank Harrington, Little Raven, White Shirt, Bringing Good and Rabbit Run, Kingfisher-- Sampson Kelly, Sore Head, Henry Starr and John Block.

Text Copyright (c) 2004 Sipes/Berthrong Collections. Black Hills and Chiefs Section.

Seger Indian Agency
Colony, Oklahoma
June 13, 1922
Agents Reports File (Cheyenne and Arapaho)
Peter Bird Chief (Standing Bird) Allot. #159, age 43, full blood Cheyenne, wife and 1 child. (Peter Bird Chief is nephew of Standing Bird. He is named after Standing Bird. Not to be confused with Standing Bird, the son-in-law of Medicine Water)
I visited this home on the afternoon of April 27th, 1922. He resides on the allotment of his wife about 5 miles northeast of Clinton, Oklahoma, on Turtle Creek. This Indian is one of the prized farmers of this jurisdiction and compares quite favorably with the average white farmer. He has a three room house recently put into good repair inside and out, barn 30 X 40 ft., cistern, chicken house, and a concrete storm cave.
His implements consist of a binder, mower, hay rake, two monitors, lister, cultivator, wagon, hack, buggy and he also has four sets of harness, two plows, eight head of horses, 2 colts, 8 cows, 3 calves, one goat, and four dozen chickens.
He has an excellent garden, and cultivating approximately 120 acres of land planted to corn and wheat, kafir and millet.

Text Copyright (c) John L. Sipes  2004. Sipes/Berthrong Collections. Seger Agency Reports.

Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Indian Service, Field Journal Voucher No. 51.
(To transfer the proceeds of the sale of the Old Woman allotment to the accounts of her heirs, LS 39777-26)
September 22, 1926, Seger Indian Agency, Colony, Oklahoma.
Heirs: Bear Woman (Dirty Nose), Jane Big Smoke, Willie Bear Shield, Alfred Bear Shield, Peairs Ground Nose, Lizzie Good Bear, Killing Woman, Little Woman Magpie, Looks Behind, Standing (Roman Nose) First cousin to Measure Woman Standing Bird, daughter of Medicine Water and Mochi POWs, and Standing is wife of Henry Roman Nose, POW, Two Hawks, Turkey Legs, Clara Winona Turkey Legs, Nancy Tall Bird, William Tall Bird, Vetcora (Vetcora was married to Bird Chief, brother of Standing Bird, son-in-law of Medicine Water), Wooly Dog.

Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Ft. Marion POWs Files and Estates Files.

Watonga Republican Newspaper, Feb. 2, 1928.
Representatives of the Cheyennes and Arapahoes going to Washington on Feb. 1, 1928. Robert Burns, Concho; Alfred Wilson, Weatherford; Jesse Rowlodge, Geary; Arnold Woolworth, Calumet were delegates chosen January 6th, at El Reno for special council on Black Hills Claim.
Daniel B. Henderson of Washington will present their claims. Jesse Rowlodge was a member of the delegation two years previously. Senator Hendricks of Wyoming and Senator Walsh of Montana supported a bill for the claim. The Oklahoma delegation also supports the bill.
Delegates to the meeting: Cantonment- Herbert Walker and Red Bird, Cheyennes; Watonga- John Block and Deforest Antelope, Cheyennes; Clinton- Kias and John Fletcher, Cheyennes; Colony- Theodore Haury and Henry Little Bird, Arapahoes; Weatherford- Jacob Runner and Alfred Wilson, Cheyennes; Canton- Little Raven and White Shirt(Man), Arapahoes; Cantonment- Ben Buffalo and Left Hand, Cheyennes; Geary- Henry Rowlodge and Arnold Woolworth, Arapahoes; Calumet- Henry Miles and Bird Chief, Jr., Arapahoes; Calumet- Mack Haag and Harry Black, Cheyennes; Kingfisher- Joe Yellow Eyes and Clarence Shepard, Cheyennes.

Text Copyright (c) 2004 Sipes/Berthrong Collections. Black Hills and Chiefs Section.

The Cheyenne And Arapaho Messenger. Published Monthly by the Workers Conference of the missionaries in Oklahoma of the General Conference of Mennonites of North America

Vol. 1, Feb. 1930, No. 2.
Big Man passed away on Jan. 25. He had been blind for some time and he had been staying with his brother White Thunder.
On Jan. 29th. a boy born to Dudley or Edward and Jane White Thunder.
At a recent meeting of the Clinton Farm Chapter Peter Bird Chief, Sr., and Flynn Goose were elected master farmers for 1929.
Cantonment and Vicinity.
Martha Bear Head is visiting with her sister Mrs. Leah Antelope near Watonga.
Clinton and Hammon.
Frank and Susie Reynolds have moved into their new house west of Clinton.
William Packers (Cheyennes), Clinton, have remodeled their house and built a new barn.
Leonard and Ruth Bear Shield have moved back from kingfisher.

 Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. - Messenger News.