The Choctaw Nation's Durant Code [Chocktaw Nation]. Durant, A.R., Compiler. Homer, Davis, Assistant Compiler. Watkins, Ben, Assistant Compiler. Constitution and Laws of the Chocktaw Nation. Together with the Treaties of 1837, 1855, 1865 and 1866. Published by Authority of the General Council. Dallas, TX: John F. Worley, 1894. Reprint. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, Inc., . [ii], 352 pp. Original publisher cloth, light shelfwear, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, security tag to front board, stamps to edges, stamps and library marks to endleaves and title page. $65. * A title in the series Constitutions and Laws of the American Indian Tribes. "Although it had a wide practical use, the Durant Code, as this volume was commonly known, was never officially approved; it lacked the dates of passage of most of the laws, and the council is said to have refused in consequence to pay for its printing. 500 copies were ordered printed. Alexander Richard Durant (b. 1839), a Choctaw lawyer and sometime Presbyterian preacher, was at various times speaker of the lower house of the Choctaw Council, journalist of the Senate, national secretary, attorney general, supreme judge, national delegate, and a candidate for the office of principal chief. He served for a time as interpreter for the United States district at Paris, Texas.": Hargrett, A Bibliography of the Constitutions and Laws of the American Indians 155.
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