Dawes Commission Enrollment Records for Five U.S. Indian Tribes

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'''Cherokee'''  
 
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Applications(M1301) - first film 1439971 '''Applications''' (M1650) first film 2446509  
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Enrollment first film:1022530  
 
Enrollment first film:1022530  
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'''Index to Rejected and Doubtful''' - first film: 1929134  
 
'''Index to Rejected and Doubtful''' - first film: 1929134  
  
Rejected and Doubtful(M1186) first film:1490287  
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Rejected and Doubtful (M1186) first film:1490287  
  
 
Cherokee applications,no. 4989-5574 ('''PART''' of M1650-films: [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1405798, 2422901-2])  
 
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'''Choctaw'''  
 
'''Choctaw'''  
  
Application (M1650)first FHL film 2445769-2445777  
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Final Rolls- first film: 830228  
 
Final Rolls- first film: 830228  
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*'''Mississippi Choctaw '''-first film: 1022514-1022522
 
*'''Mississippi Choctaw '''-first film: 1022514-1022522
  
Application for enrollment (M1301) -first film: 1439798  
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Application for enrollment (M1301) - first film: 1439798  
  
*'''Mississippi Choctaw '''-first film: 1439879-1439967
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Enrollment cards for '''Mississippi Choctaw'''-first film: 1490316  
 
Enrollment cards for '''Mississippi Choctaw'''-first film: 1490316  
  
*'''Choctaw-Chickasaw '''(Act of 1902)- first film: 1439969
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Applications(M1650) FHL film 2446501  
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Indexes to dockets and appearance dockets-first film:1730868  
 
Indexes to dockets and appearance dockets-first film:1730868  
  
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'''Chickasaw'''  
 
'''Chickasaw'''  
  
Applications for Enrollment- first film: 1493009 '''Applications''' (M1650) no. 1-150 FHL film 2445778  
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*Applications for Enrollment - first film: 1493009 '''Applications''' (M1650) no. 1-150 FHL film 2445778
  
 
  no. 151-285 Freemen index, Freedmen applications FHL film 2445779
 
  no. 151-285 Freemen index, Freedmen applications FHL film 2445779
  
Chickasaw Freemen applications (M1650) no. 4-129 FHL film 2445780  
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Enrollment-first film: 1022526  
 
Enrollment-first film: 1022526  
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'''Creek'''  
 
'''Creek'''  
  
Applications-first film: 1492977  
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Applications (M1650) no. 1-166 FHL film 2446507 no. 167-miscellaneous FHL film 2446508  
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Enrollment-first film: 1023034  
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Enrollment - first film: 1023034  
  
Final Rolls-first film: 830230<br>  
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Final Rolls - first film: 830230<br>  
  
*Field Jackets -first film: 1493003  
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*Field Jackets - first film: 1493003  
*Not Entitled-first film: 1493008
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Enrollment Cards-first film: 1490337  
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'''Seminole'''  
 
'''Seminole'''  
  
Applications for enrollment-first film: 1492975  
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Enrollment-first film: 1023044  
 
Enrollment-first film: 1023044  
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Revision as of 13:40, 5 September 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png American Indian Research Gotoarrow.png Enrollment Records Gotoarrow.png Dawes Rolls

A Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes: CherokeeCreek, ChoctawChickasaw, and Seminole, also called the Dawes Commission after its chairman, Senator Dawes, was established by Congress in 1893. Its purpose was to exchange Indian tribal lands in the southeastern United States for new land allotments to individuals in Oklahoma. More than 250,000 people applied to this commission for enrollment and land. Just over 100,000 were approved. The rolls do not include the applications that were rejected, stricken, or judged to be doubtful. Those found eligible for the final rolls were entitled to an allotment of land, usually as a homestead.

Today these five tribes continue to use the Dawes Rolls as the basis for determining tribal membership. They usually require applicants to provide proof of descent from a person who is listed on these rolls.

Use the Dawes Commission Enrollment Records if your ancestor was a member of one of the five tribes in the southeastern United States and was alive during the enrollment period between 1896 and 1905. If your ancestor died prior to 1893, you could search for surviving children or grandchildren in the Dawes Commission records. Records of the commission include the following.

Enrollment cards (also called census cards) include residence, roll numbers, names of family members, relationships, ages, sex, degree of Indian blood, enrollment date, place and number, parents and their enrollment date or place, spouses, divorces, children or grandchildren.

  • Applications for enrollment include affidavits, vital records, letters, questionnaires, and decisions mentioning relatives, dates, and places.
  • Letter logs include name, address, date of the letter, file number, date received, subject, and action taken. Letters are with the applications.

You can find an excellent tutorial about the Dawes Rolls is on the National Archives (U.S.) site.

The Dawes Rolls are the basis for determining Native American tribal membership in the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes. They usually require applicants to provide proof of descent from a person who is listed on these rolls.

The Final Rolls of the Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory applications show the enrollee's name, gender, and blood degree. The rolls are arranged by application number. Search an index to find the number if you do not know it. You can search an online index on the National Archives (U.S.) page or at the Oklahoma Historical Society's Research Division here. The Family History Library also has film copies of the index and roll.

You can also find more information on these and other Indian rolls by clicking here.

Where to Find the Records

Dawes Enrollment Applications

"Applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914" (M1301). National Archives Catalog ID: 617283. Also known as "Dawes Enrollment Applications", "Dawes Enrollment Jackets" and "Dawes Packets" and "Land Allotment Jackets".


Applications from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office Relating to Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes under the act of 1896 (M1650) (RG 75) Index FHL Collection First film 2445770

Online


Enrollment Cards

"Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914" (M1186). National Archives Catalog ID: 251747. Also known as "Enrollment Cards", "Census Cards" and "Dawes Enrollment Cards".

Online


Dawes Rolls

"The Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory, 03/04/1907". National Archives Catalog ID: 300321. Also known as "Dawes Rolls" and "Final Rolls".

Online

Indexes for the Dawes Rolls and the Enrollment Cards:

Searchable indexes:
  • Dawes Final Rolls (Oklahoma Historical Society) - gives card number and enrollment number.
  • Final Rolls (Accessgenealogy) - gives card number and enrollment number.


The Family History Library

Applications and Enrollment of the Commission for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914. - Dawes Commission
Record

Record

Group

NARA #

FHL

First

Film

Rolls
Applications for Enrollment 75 M1301 1439798 468
Applications, Muskogee Area Office M 1650 (RG75) FHL Collection index and applications for four of the Five civilized tribes. Seminole applications not included. 75 M1650 FHL first film 2445769 54

Enrollment of the Five Civilized Tribes

75

Original records in Muskogee, Oklahoma

1022497

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Enrollment Cards 75 M1186 1490261 93
Index to Letters received by commission 75 M1314 1694814

23


Five Civilized Tribes and the Dawes Commission- Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole (Delaware adopted by Cherokee)
Tribe

Record

Group

NARA #

FHL

First

Film

Rolls

Cherokee

  • Applications (M1301) - first film 1439971
  • Applications (M1650) first film 2446509

Enrollment first film:1022530

Final rolls - first film: 830229

Index to Rejected and Doubtful - first film: 1929134

Rejected and Doubtful (M1186) first film:1490287

Cherokee applications,no. 4989-5574 (PART of M1650-films: 2422901-2)

48 T529 1929134 300

Choctaw

  • Application (M1650) first FHL film 2445769-2445777

Final Rolls- first film: 830228

Enrollment-first film: 1022497

Enrollment cards Choctaw-first film: 1490299

  • Mississippi Choctaw -first film: 1022514-1022522

Application for enrollment (M1301) - first film: 1439798

  • Mississippi Choctaw - films: 1439879-1439967

Enrollment cards for Mississippi Choctaw-first film: 1490316

  • Choctaw-Chickasaw (Act of 1902) - first film: 1439969
48 T529 830228 232

Choctaw-Chickasaw - Fort Worth, Texas

  • Applications(M1650) FHL film 2446501

Indexes to dockets and appearance dockets-first film:1730868

General dockets - first film:1730869

48 T529 1730868 2

Chickasaw

  • Applications for Enrollment - first film: 1493009 Applications (M1650) no. 1-150 FHL film 2445778
no. 151-285 Freemen index, Freedmen applications FHL film 2445779
  • Chickasaw Freemen applications (M1650) no. 4-129 FHL film 2445780

Enrollment-first film: 1022526

Enrollment cards-first film: 1490327

48 T529 830228 50

Final rolls-first film: 830228

Creek

  • Applications-first film: 1492977
  • Applications (M1650) no. 1-166 FHL film 2446507 no. 167-miscellaneous FHL film 2446508

Enrollment - first film: 1023034

Final Rolls - first film: 830230

  • Field Jackets - first film: 1493003
  • Not Entitled - first film: 1493008

Enrollment Cards - first film: 1490337

48 T529 830230 62

Seminole

  • Applications for enrollment-first film: 1492975

Enrollment-first film: 1023044

Final rolls-first film: 830230

48 T529 830230 11

Delaware Indians; adopted by the Cherokee

Enrollment - first film: 1022112

48 T529 830229 6

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