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Native American Records & Databases

Search for your Indian ancestors in the Dawes rolls, Native American archives, and other records and databases for researching your Native American ancestry.

The Dawes Rolls
Final Rolls, often called Dawes Rolls, are lists of people accepted between 1898 and 1914 by the Dawes Commission as members of these five civilized Indian tribes - Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole. Learn how to search and use the Dawes Rolls online to research your Native American ancestors.

1880 Cherokee Census
A transcription taken from LDS Microfilm #989204 of the 1880 Cherokee Census index.

1896 Census Applications
An index of people who applied for enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes under the Act of 1896. Covers Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek.

1818 Chickasaw Census Roll - Partial
The 1818 Chickasaw Census was the first known attempt at a complete census of the members of the Chickasaw Nation. This partial transcription made from that census includes an index of individuals with English surnames.

Armstrong Rolls
The location of Reservations under The Choctaw Treaty of the 27th of September, 1830.

Baker Roll, 1924
The final roll of the Eastern Cherokee, prepared by United States Agent Fred A. Baker, pursuant to an act of the 68th Congress on June 4, 1924.

Guion Miller Roll Index
This index includes the names of all persons applying for compensation arising from the judgment of the United States Court of Claims on May 28, 1906, for the Eastern Cherokee tribe. The digital microfilm copies are available online for free searching.

Kern Clifton Rolls
An easy to use index to online digital copies of the Kern-Clifton index of Cherokee Freedmen.

Old Settlers Roll
This census, taken in 1851, lists the Cherokee who moved to Indian Territory in Oklahoma prior to December 1835. This covers about 1/3 of the Cherokee present in the area in 1851.

1954 Proposed Ute Rolls
Transcription of the proposed (not final) full blood roll and mixed blood rolls of the Ute Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah.

Creek Indian Census, 1832
Browse digitized images of the Creek Indian Census of 1832. Free.

Wallace Roll
Judy White has made it easier to search the digital copies of the Wallace Rolls online.

Indian Bounty Land Applications
Learn about available indexes and abstracts of Indian Bounty Land applications from the nineteenth century, and ways to use the records in your Native American research. An article by Mary Frances Morrow from Prologue the quarterly of the National Archives & Records Administration.

1860 Federal Census - Indian Lands West of Arkansas
Index to the 1860 census covering the Indian Lands west of Arkansas. This area is now in the State of Oklahoma.

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