Allotment #55: Susan Benjamin Medicine

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Susan Benjamin Medicine

Born: between 1847-1850  Died: 1911

Susan was born shortly after the removal in Kansas.  Her allotment card states that she was the sister to Thomas Miller’s first wife, Waapihkihkihkwa.  Though their exact parents are unknown, Susan and Waapihkihkihkwa were the heirs to the Beaver Reserve in Indiana, a contested case that followed them all the way to Indian Territory.  Susan was married to John Benjamin (Soowilencihsia), and they had three children who were not allotted; it is likely all three died as young children. John also died before arriving in Indian Territory.  Susan later married a Quapaw man named John Medicine (sometimes recorded as Madison), but had no children with him.