This information was posted on Rootsweb Digest V99 #570, X-Message: #11
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 16:14:29 EDT
Subject: DAWES Enrollment Info - 5 Civilized Tribes
~ The Dawes Roll includes enrollment records for the 5 Civilized Tribes; Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole.
~ This roll is the one you must prove a direct ancestor on to even consider enrollment into the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma today. Both accepted and rejected families are listed. Even if your ancestor was not accepted, their enrollment package may still provide a wealth of information as an application was completed with family history.....
~ This enrollment is searchable online at:
~ If you find your ancestors name you can request copies of a Dawes case file, indicate that the case is a Dawes Enrollment Jacket. You must also provide the name of the enrollee, the tribe, the category, enrollment number (if applicable), and census card number. Requests without this information can not be processed.
~~ Please make your requests in writing to NARA's Southwest Region (Fort Worth, TX). Requests are accepted via fax, e-mail, or regular mail.
~~ Copies cost $10 per census card number up to 20 pages and $0.50 per page thereafter. Payment can be made by check, money order, or credit card. Do not send cash. Payment must be exact, so credit card payments generally are the most convenient.
~ Within the United States, overnight delivery is available for an extra $4.00.
~ Please state in your request that you would like this feature and provide your street address and phone number. Please NOTE: No P.O. Box numbers are accepted.
~ The Dawes Enrollment by Bob Blankenship is available at many local libraries, but gives only limited information from the original enrollment package.
~ Citizens of the Tribes were enrolled under the following categories:
~ Some of the requirements for final enrollment were:
~ By the final enrollment day 4 March 1907, 101,211 individuals were certified to share in the properties of the Five Civilized Tribes.
~ The final number of individuals certified as Cherokee citizens were:
~ To begin your research: