Native American Research in Oklahoma
The following resources will aid in Native American research. American Indian Materials - Federal Depository Libraries of Oklahoma (PDF). The Family History Library (FHL) has a large collection of additional books and films on Native American research at www.familysearch.org:
Alderman, Pat. Nancy Ward: Cherokee Chieftainess and Dragging Canoe: Cherokee- Chickamauga War Chief. Johnson City, Tennessee: The Overmountain Press. (FHL book 921.73 W215a includes index.)
Armstrong, K.M. and Curry, Bob. Chickasaw Rolls: Annuity Rolls of 1857-1860 and the "1855" Chickasaw District Roll of 1856.As reported by Guion Miller, Special Commissioner. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books Inc. 1995. (FHL book 970.3 C432a.)
Ashton, Sharon Standifer, compiler. Indians and Intruders, Vol II. Norman, Oklahoma: Ashton Books, 1997. (FHL book 970.3 C424as; fiche 6002360-61.)
Blankenship, Bob. Dawes Roll "Plus" of Cherokee Nation 1898.Cherokee, North Carolina: Cherokee Roots, 1994. (FHL book 970.1 B611d.)
Blankenship, Bob. Guion Miller Roll "Plus". Cherokee, North Carolina: Cherokee Roots, 1994. (FHL book 970.3 C424gmr.)
Bolt, Helen Deister, compiler. Kiowa Agency Mission Schools of OK 1881-1914. Lawton, Oklahoma: Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, n.d. (FHL book 970.3 K627bh; film 1697271 Item 1.)
Chase, Marybelle W., compiler. 1842 Cherokee Claims, Tahlequah District. Tulsa, Oklahoma: M. W. Chase, 1989. (FHL book 970.3 C424cm; fiche 6117898.)
Corry, Ruth, editor. The Georgia Genealogical Society Indian Issue 1968.Georgia:'Georgia Genealogical Society, 1968. Internet: http://www.gagensociety.org/
Corwin, Hugh D. The Kiowa Indians: Their History and Life Stories.Lawton, Oklahoma: privately printed, 1958. (FHL book 970.3 K627c.)
Cottrell, Janet, compiler. Choctaw Rolls copied from "Index To The Final Rolls and Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory."Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Internet: http://www.okhistory.org/
Cox, Brent Yanusdi. Heart Of The Eagle: Dragging Canoe And The Emergence Of The Chickamauga Confederacy.Milan, Tennessee: Chenanee Publishers, 1996. (FHL book 970.3 C424cba.)
Debo, Angie. And Still The Waters Run. Reprint of original published 1972. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1984. (FHL book 970.1 D351a.)
Delaware County Cemetery Readers. Cemeteries and Burial Places of Delaware County, Oklahoma.vols 1, 2, 3, 4 & index to series. Wyandotte, Oklahoma: Gregath Publishing Company, 1995-1995-1996-1997. (FHL book 976.691 V38c - 4 vols.) Note: Delaware County was in the former Delaware District of the Cherokee nation and the Cherokees who came over the Trail of Tears established nearly all the cemeteries and burial places iin this series.
DuPriest, Maude Ward; Bard, Jennie May; and Graham, Anna Foreman. Cherokee Recollections: The Story of the Indian Woman’s Pocahontas Club and Its Members in the Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma Beginning In 1899.Stillwater, Oklahoma: Thales Microuniversity Press, 1976.
Featherston, Shelley C., editor. "American Indian Genealogy: Selected Sources On The Eastern Cherokee." Prologue, vol 14 no 4, (Winter 1982).
Foreman, Grant. The Five Civilized Tribes.Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1974. (FHL book 970.1 F761f; fiche 6048126.)
Foreman, Grant. The Five Civilized Tribes: A Brief History and A Century of Progress. Muskogee, Oklahoma: published by Carolyn Thomas Foreman, Press of Hoffman Printing Co, 1966.'Originally published by Indian Centennial Board, 1948. (FHL book 970.1 F761fc.)
Gannett, Henry. Gazateer of Indian Territory 1905.Facsimile reprint, published by Tulsa, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Yesterday Publications, 1980. (FHL book 970.1 E2g.)
Gibson, Arrell M. The Chickasaws. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971. (FHL book 970.3 C432g.)
Gross, Kristi Lake, compiler. Cherokee Research Checklist. Tulsa, Oklahoma: privately printed, 1989. (FHL book 970.3 C424gk.)
Hampton, David Keith. Descendants of Nancy Ward: A Workbook For Further Research. Cane Hill, Arkansas: ARC Press of Cane Hill, 1997. (FHL book 929.273 W215h; film 982212 Item 7.)
Huffman, Mary, compiler. The Five Civilized Tribes: A Bibliography of the Collection In The Oklahoma Historical Society. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society,'1996, revised. (FHL book 970.1 A1 No. 165.)
Inman, Jeannie. Seven Cemeteries 1999, Index and Map.Delaware, Oklahoma: privately printed, 1999. Note: Includes the Bratcher and Armstrong-Journeycake cemeteries which are the oldest in city of Nowara, OK.They date back to early 1870’s. Principle Chief of the Delaware Tribe was Charles Journeycake.
Glenn, Jordan H. and Holm, Thomas M, editors. Indian Leaders: Oklahoma’s First Statesmen. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1979. (FHL book 976.6 D3j.)
Konawa Genealogical Society. 1900 Indian Territory Creek Muscogee Nation.Konawa, Oklahoma: Konawa Oklahoma Genealogical Society, no date. Internet: http://marti.rootsweb.com/Konawa/
Laub, Nancy L. and Miller, Jean LaR, compilers. North American Indian Tribes Excluding Five Civilized Tribes: A Bibliography of the Collections In the Oklahoma Historical Society. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1994. (FHL book 976.6 A3hm.)
LeMaster, Arlene, transcriber. Eastern Oklahoma Indians and Pioneers: Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, vol 1. Poteau, Oklahoma: Family Heritage Resources, 1992. (976.6 H2La - 3 Vols.)
Mason, Alma Burke. 1896 Census, Tobucksy County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.Copied from Microfilm Roll CTN-4. McAlester, Oklahoma: Pittsburg County Oklahoma Genealogical & Historical Society, no date. (FHL book 970.3 C451ma.)
Massey, Lynda and Nash, Clara. Marriages Southern District Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Book 1 1897-1901, vol 1. McAlester, Oklahoma: Pittsburg County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1980. (FHL book 976.61 V2m; film 1320976 Item 8.)
Matthews, John Joseph. The Osages: Children of the Middle Waters.Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961. (FHL book 970.3 Os1m.)
McKim, Sandra. Whites In Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation: Permit Register 1889-February 19, 1905; Choctaw Vol 222. Bowie, MD: Heritage Press, 1995. (FHL 976.679/S1 R2m.)
Mooney, Thomas G. Exploring Your Cherokee Ancestry: A Basic Genealogical Research Guide. 4th printing, Tahlequah, Oklahoma: Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc., 1992. (FHL 970.3 C424mt; film 1697368 Item 5.)
Morris, Jack W; Goins, Charles R; and McReynolds, Edwin C. Historical Atlas of Oklahoma. 2nd ed.; Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976. (FHL book 976.6 E3m.)
Newman, Tillie Karns. The Black Dog Trail. Boston: The Christopher House, 1957.
Nix, Dorothy J., compiler. Cherokee Nation Marriages 1869-1898 in the CooWeeScooWee & Delaware Districts. Vinita, Oklahoma: Craig County Genealogical Society, 1994. (FHL book 976.698 V22m.)
Nix, Dorothy J., compiler. Cherokee Nation Marriages 2 Jul 1902-15 May 1903.Vinita, Oklahoma: Craig County Genealogical Society, 1996. (FHL book 970.3 C424nd - 7 Vols.)
Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce. Creek Nation Capitol and Indian Museum, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. no publisher, 1957. Internet: http://www.2chambers.com/okmulgee,_oklahoma.htm
Rose, Helen York. I Walked The Footsteps of My Fathers.Ozark, Missouri: Dogwood Printing, 1989. (FHL book 929.273 Y82r; film 1697594 Item 3.)
Schofield, Constance A. 1890 Indian Census of the Cherokee Nation: Cooweescoowee District, Delaware District, Saline District. Bluejacket, Oklahoma: no publisher, 1998. (FHL book 970.3 C424sc.)
Shadburn, Don L. Unhallowed Intrusion: A History of Cherokee Families In Forsyth County, Georgia.Alpharetta, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1993. (FHL book 970.3 C424su; film 1698069 Item 5.) Note: Many of these families, or their descendants, came to Indian Territory.
Starr, Emmet. Old Cherokee Families (from "History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore" 1952, pp 303-476, chapters xiv through xix) with Index by J.J. Hill. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Foundation, 1968. (FHL book 970.3 C424ste; film 2067 Item 1.)
Tyner, James W. and Timmons, Alice Tyner. Our People and Where They Rest. Norman, Oklahoma: American Indian Institute, 1969-1973. (FHL book 976.6 V3t - 12 Vols Indexed.)
United States Dept. of Interior. Comprehensive Management and Use Plan Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. 1992
United States Dept. of Interior. Comprehensive Management and Use Plan Trail of Tears National Historic Trail - Map Supplement. 1992.
American Indians: A Select Catalog of National
Archives Microfilm Publications.Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1984. (FHL book 970.1 Un3a; fiche 6125472.)
Valley, Dorris & Lembcke, Mary M. The Peorias: A History of the Peoria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. Miami, Oklahoma: The Peoria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, 1991. (FHL book 970.3 P39p.)
Wagner, Rosalie, compiler. Cherokee Nation 1890 Census: Index of Persons Living Under Permit In The Coo-Wee-Scoo-Wee and Delaware Districts.Vinita, Oklahoma: NE Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1986. (FHL book 970.3 C424wro.)
Watson, Irwin Anderson. Old Wetumka Creek Indian Mission 1880-1910. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Ms. J Travis Watson,1972.
Weaver, Orpha Jewell. Probate Records 1892-1904 Northern District Cherokee Nation. Vinita, Oklahoma: NE Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1982. (FHL book 970.1 W54p.)
Weaver, Orpha Jewell. Probate Records 1904-1908 Northern District Cherokee Nation. Vinita, Oklahoma: NE Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1983.
Wilson, Charles Banks, compiler. Indians of Eastern Oklahoma Including Quapaw Agency Indians 1947-1945. Afton, Oklahoma: Buffalo Publishing Company, no date. (FHL book 970.1 W692.)
Wilson, Terry P. "Osage Indian Women During A Century of Change, 1870-1980." Prologue, Vol. 14 No. 4 (Winter 1982).
Wise, Donald. Way Down Yonder In The Indian Territory. 2000. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma: privately published, no date.
Witcher, Curt B. and Nixon, George J. "Tracking Native American Family History, In. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Arlene Eakle and Johni Cerny, editors. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1984.
Woodard, Dixie Bogle, compiler. Cherokee Nation Births and Deaths 1884-1901, abstracted from Indian Chieftain. No place: Craig County Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1980.
Woodward, Grace Steele. The Cherokees. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963.