Re: Alusa(?) Bigheart m: John Wagoshe, Pawhuska, OK
I think her father may have been James Bigheart. I found her enumerated on the Indian Census as his daughter.
Why do you think her father may have been John Strait?
Was John Strait a Native American? Marilyn I have the Will of Mary Pryor who was married to John Strait, John had past a way and Mary inherited John's Head Right, Mary in this Will gave Alusa as John's daughter, and said Alusa could not inherite John's Head Right because of Alusa being under age at the time of John's death, so Mary now was Willing Alusa her Father's Head Right. John had to have been married to one of the daughter's of James Bigheart, it was not uncommon for a daughter to keep her father's last name. You did not give the date of the Indian Census? I have been to BigHeart Oklahoma stoped at the grave of John , next to him was a Bigheart it's been many years so can't recall the first name of this Bigheart can go back I live in Okla. John yes is Osage a full blood and is on the rolls. Let me know if I can be more help. email@example.com