Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907
Digital images of land allotment records for the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory. Under the terms of the 1887 Dawes Act, Indian reservations were surveyed and lands held in common by the tribes were allotted in smaller parcels to individual members of the tribe. These records describe the parcels of land and name the tribal member to whom each parcel was allotted. Records are arranged by name of tribe (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole), by membership designation (member by blood, by intermarriage or freedmen), application number and according to age group -- newborn and minor children are listed separately. The application files numbered 237, 5695, 7680, 7946, 16807, 19289-19290, 21336, 22017, 24261-24265, 28705 of Cherokee by Blood were missing at the archive. Files numbered 2260-2264 of Creek Freedmen and 6581 of Creek by Blood were also missing. FamilySearch is indexing these records now and the index will be published when it is complete.