Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 record example

    Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

    Records: 424,217Complete: 100%

    NARA M595. Most rolls include the English and/or Indian name of the person, roll number, age or date of birth, sex, and relationship to head of family. Beginning in 1930 the rolls also show the degree of Indian blood, marital status, ward status, place of residence, and sometimes other information. Only persons who maintained a formal affiliation with a tribe under Federal supervision are listed on these census rolls. There is not a census for every reservation or group of Indians for every year.

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    "Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940" database with images Fold3 ( accessed November 26, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940
    Total Records
    424,217Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Publication Number
    Record Group
    Published on Fold3
    16 Jan 2009
    Last Updated
    29 May 2009
    NARA M595. This title consists of census rolls submitted annually by agents or superintendents of Indian reservations as required by an 1884 Act of Congress.