At the turn of the twentieth century, a group of white and Choctaw community leaders banded together to swindle the majority of MOWA Choctaws out of their land. From left: W. H. Ryans Jr., James ?Jimbo? Patrick, Frank Boykin, Joseph ?Muff? Ryans (child), John Everett (Reed) Sr., Rob Boykin, and W. H. Ryans Sr.
Courtesy of W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama Libraries