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    Wewoka, OK (Indian Terr.)- Wewoka Trading Co. 5¢ ND Burgett UNL PCGS Apparent Fine 15.
    This is the only note from this issuer known to us. Wewoka was located in the heart of the Seminole Nation. The website of the Oklahoma Historical Society notes, "Elijah J. Brown, a white trader, established a trading post at Wewoka in 1866. Over two decades the post passed through several owners. In 1880 Seminole Chief John F. Brown and his brother Andrew Jackson Brown bought it from Courtland L. Long. In 1891 Long repurchased an interest in the firm from the Brown brothers and named it the Wewoka Trading Company. Located at the corner of Main Street and Wewoka Avenue, the general store offered clothing, stoves, furniture, wagons, and farm implements. Customers included whites and African Americans as well as American Indians. The company issued its own scrip, which could be exchanged at other local businesses. The vault at the Wewoka Trading Company safeguarded the Seminole Nation records and the federal annuity payments to the Seminole." This issuer is unlisted in Burgett and signed by Long, dating it to between 1891 and approximately 1907. PCGS mentions a repair in the lower right corner that is pretty well done. A great note from a hard to collect area.


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