National Archives, Record Group 75, Entry 232
National Archives Microfilm A17 - Decisions on Approved Spoliation Claims of the First Board of Cherokee Commissioners book 3
No. 1233 Claim of Archy Sow low eey alias Scraper of Chatooga Valley Georgia for $200. Claimant being duly sworn says that about 6 years ago last spring he had taken from his possession by a white man citizen of the United States 13 head of cattle worth $200, and that he has never received any for said loss.
Smoke Smith & Pine-Trater being sworn fully confirm the foregoing statements of claimant, having seen the cattle charged for in the possession of a white man.
Reduced and allowed by the committee for $130, and approved by the commission for same amount on the 17th September 1838
James Sou we culler & Te as qua nal ler, sworn witnesses, fully confirm the statements of claimant. They having seen Half Acre, a white man, carry off the mare, and the hogs in the possession of James Price—
The Committee reduce & allow this claim for $114. Commissioners approve the same 17th September 1838
Little Arch Scraper married a Sewekiller (Five Killer). The witness James Soowekuller is likely a close relative of Little Arch’s wife. Through a grandson, Fields Scraper, and other progeny, many of Little Arch Scraper’s descendants reside today in southern Adair County, Okla (formerly Flint District, Cherokee Nation West).
Joe Scraper Jr – April 2008