Alice Brown.

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Alice Brown was born in Park Hill, Indian Territory back in 1852. She grew up near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (not far from where I live). Anyway, her father was Dr. John Brown and her mother was Lucy, a Seminole from the Tiger Clan. She learned to speak Mikasuki and the English language.

At 15, a cholera epidemic broke out among the Seminole tribe where she assisted her father in caring for the sick. Shortly afterwards both of her parents died and she lived with her older brother at Wewoka, Oklahoma. She married George moving to Arbeka, Oklahoma where they opened a trading post, post office and general store. After the death of George, she worked with her brother as an interpreter, liaison and assistant for the Seminole Tribe.

What you may not know about Alice Brown Davis is that she was the first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma from 1922 until her death in 1935. In 1961, she was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Famous Native Americans in Anadarko, Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray who knew??  nice information to share this morning...

Sep 05, 2019 03:26 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. To say I had no clue about Alice would be an understatement. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Sep 05, 2019 04:15 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Hopefully, a disease that does not make a comeback!

Sounds like she was one smart Woman.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 05, 2019 05:04 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes I knew of her and now they have their revenge with the casinos.

Sep 05, 2019 07:08 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, that is very interesting and for her to be chief way back when women's rights weren't as common is definitely an accomplishment.

Sep 05, 2019 07:13 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... I had no idea that women served as chiefs of any Indian Tribes. Good for Alice!

Sep 05, 2019 07:25 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a great read today and I enjoyed it a lot.

Sep 05, 2019 08:14 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - once again I learned something new while visiting your post.

Sep 05, 2019 08:36 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I enjoyed the post, and had no idea as usual!

In Santa Barbara County, we have a large Native American community known as the Chumash.  They are a wonderrful part of the community.  

Sep 05, 2019 08:48 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I certainly did not know that information but it was very helpful.

Sep 05, 2019 11:34 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray,

Thinking back to 1922, I would say this was a very big deal indeed to become Chief!

Sep 05, 2019 12:33 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I must agree that back in 1922 that was quite the honor for a female!!

Sep 05, 2019 03:24 PM #12
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Happy Friday, James Dray !  Loved your story of Alice Brown Davis and Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma.  Amazing!!  The Indian Tribe of Seminoles chose a woman chief and we here in the United States can not seem to elect a woman president.
Your post also brought back many memories of my early life in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  We were very familiar with Indian Reservations...It was living history:   the Iroquois/Oneida, Menominee,  Keshena, St. Croix Chippewa,
the Potawatomi....

Sep 06, 2019 01:21 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I know you get tired of reading my comment because most of the time it is the same " Wow I had no idea":))Endre

Sep 06, 2019 11:39 PM #14
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

It seems despite all that the family she lost in her life, Alice just kept moving forward.  Strong woman!

Sep 07, 2019 04:13 AM #15
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James,
I always enjoy your history lessons on people and particularly those about women.

Sep 07, 2019 07:17 AM #16
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Thank you for teaching me about Alice Brown Davis, the first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma. 

Sep 08, 2019 10:11 PM #17
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