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The Dawes Commission "Final Rolls" of Citizens and
Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory - PLUS
Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws. Creeks, and Seminoles

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  CD Contents
1. The Dawes Commission "Final Rolls" of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory (Index, 634 pgs. and Main Volume, 633 pgs.) - (Dawes Commission Description) Applications for enrollment were received from approximately 250,000 individuals, but the Final Rolls approved by the Commission contained the names of 101,000, of whom approximately one fourth were full blood. The Commission enrolled individuals as "citizens" of a tribe under the following categories: Citizens by Blood, Citizens by Marriage, New Born Citizens by Blood, Minor Citizens by Blood, Freedmen (former black slaves admitted to tribal citizenship), New Born Freedmen, and Minor Freedmen. Most rolls give name, age, sex, degree of Indian blood, and the number of the census card, generally known as the "enrollment card," on which each citizen was enrolled. (Enrollment cards, as distinct from the Final Rolls themselves, are arranged by tribe, there under by category, and there under by the census card number shown as part of the individual's entry on the Final Rolls, and they usually contain parents' names and places of residence, the names of related enrollees husband, wife, children and references to earlier tribal rolls.)
From the original Final Rolls, which are now housed in National Archives II at College Park, Maryland, the Commission in 1907 published The Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory along with the Index to the Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory.
While the goal was far less noble the effort would eventually lead to the creation of one of the most important record sources in all of Native American genealogy. Historically becoming one of the finest resources for the genealogy of the Five Civilized Tribes ever produced.
      The Index file is divided by tribe and broken down under the various categories noted above (Citizens by Blood, Citizens by Marriage, New Born Citizens by Blood, Minor Citizens by Blood, Freedmen (former black slaves admitted to tribal citizenship), New Born Freedmen, and Minor Freedmen.), provides the Indian's name and the roll number; while the roll number is the key to the Final Rolls volume, which lists enrollees by tribe and category and there under by name, age, sex, degree of blood, and the number of the census card.

2. HINTS From the National Archives on using the DAWES Rolls as well as further steps you can take in your Native American Research
3. (Extra Text Included on CD) The lands of the Five Civilized Tribes : a treatise upon the law applicable to the lands of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma, with a compilation of all treaties, federal acts, law applicable to the lands of the Five Civilized Tribes, Absentee Shawnees, Eastern Shawnees, Apaches, Arapahoes, Caddoes, Cheyennes, Comanches, Iowas, Kiowas, Kaws, Kickapoos, Miamies, Modocs, Osages, Otoes, Ottawas, Pawnees, Peorias, Poncas, Pottawatomies, Quapaws, Sac & Fox, Senecas, Tonkawas, Wichitas, Wyandottes; relating thereto, together with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior governing the sale of tribal lands, the leasing and sale of alloted lands and the removal of restrictions. A VERY RARE copy. Unfortunately the scan of this fragile text is not perfect - a few blurred pages and scanner blank spaces at the top of each scanned page (does not effect page, just its aesthetic appeal); Thomas Law Book Company, St. Louis, 1919 Lawrence Mills

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