Dawes Enrollment Cards

Records: 63,550 · Complete: 100%

NARA M1186. Enrollment cards were created by the Dawes Commission to record information about family groups within the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole nations. They list family relationships, degree of native blood, age, tribal enrollment, and other data useful to establishing family connections and Native American ancestry.

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Fold3, Dawes Enrollment Cards (/title/69/dawes-enrollment-cards :accessed November 26, 2020), database and images,

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Dawes Enrollment Cards
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Records: 63,550 · Complete: 100%
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Published on Fold3
June 4, 2009
Last Updated
June 15, 2009
NARA M1186. These enrollment cards are a census-like listing for members of five Native American tribes, 1898-1914.