Dawes Rolls

I learn something new about genealogy research every day and here’s an example of that. Until just now I had not heard of the Dawes Rolls, now maybe you have but maybe not, in any case here are a couple of links to check out to learn about them and to search them.

From the National Archives website: The Dawes Rolls, also known as the “Final Rolls”, are the lists of individuals who were accepted as eligible for tribal membership in the “Five Civilized Tribes”: Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles. (It does not include those whose applications were stricken, rejected or judged as doubtful.) Those found eligible for the Final Rolls were entitled to an allotment of land, usually as a homestead.

Dawes Rolls: National Archives  

Dawes Rolls on the Oklahoma Historial Society website

Posted by: Rosa Avolio, Webmaster SBCGS

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