Do we have a section or project for the Dawes Rolls in ref to indigenous Americans?

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Hi! Just wondering if there is a section or project on the Dawes Rolls in ref to indigenous Americans. I have been trying to find out info on my 3 great grand mother who is supposed to be on the Rolls but no one can remember her first name only a nickname.  

Thanks, Rikki (Aubrey-365)
in Genealogy Help by Rikki Aubrey G2G1 (1.4k points)
edited by Rikki Aubrey
The Dawes rolls only include members of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek (Muskoge), and Seminole) who were living in Indian Territory before 1896, were still alive in 1903, and met all the criteria of their tribe for citizenship.  The indexes are freely available on line and the actual cards and applications are on Ancestry and Fold3.  You can search the indexes by last name. If your ancestor was single at the time the roll was made (1896-1900) she will probably be listed with her parents, if married she will be with her husband (and children if any).
Wanted to say thank you for your help and everybody else that answered this.Will get thank yous out properly for everyone soon. Am looking into what feels like a hundred different leads and keep hitting walls. Ugh.

2 Answers

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There is a Native Americans Project here, but I don't know if they have what you're looking for. But I would suggest starting there, as that would seem to be the logical home for that.

by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (531k points)
Thank you! :)
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There are now several WikiTree pages to help answer your Dawes Rolls questions!  Check out  Then scroll down to the See Also heading at the bottom of that page to find links with more in depth information.

by Ronald Prentice G2G6 Mach 2 (25.8k points)

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