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Cherokee Indian rolls dealing with the Dawes Commission

Dawes rolls
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
  • Washington, D.C. : Filmed by the National Archives, 1961, 1973, 1981, 1983
  • Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah,
297 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
National Archives microfilm publications; T0529, M1186


Oklahoma, Applications for Enrollment to the Five Civilized Tribes are available online, click here.

Microfilm of originals in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

With: United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes / Final rolls of citizens and freedmen ... in Indian Territory. United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes / Enrollment of the Five Civilized Tribes. United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes / Applications for enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes. United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes / Index to the Cherokee rejected and doubltful Dawes enrollment cards. United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes / Enrollment cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914.

The Dawes Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes was created in 1898 to enroll individuals as citizens of one of the five tribes. The commission reviewed enrollment applications and abstracted the information onto cards. "R" designations on numbers represent refused applications. "D" designations indicate determined or granted applications. "C" designations represent cancelled applications. The Final Rolls which resulted from the enrollment process were later used as the standard for proving enrollment. When the tribal governments were dissolved in 1908, parcels of tribal land or allotments were granted to enrolled citizens of the five tribes including freedmen, who were former (African-American) slaves.

For addition index see web site: (as of 3 August 2006).


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