Dawes Packets

Records: 56,634 · Complete: 100%

NARA M1301. The Dawes Commission was appointed by President Cleveland to negotiate with five tribes. This series contains the original applications for tribal enrollments under the act of June 28, 1898, as well as supporting documents such as birth and death affidavits, marriage licenses, transcripts of testimony taken by the Commission, correspondence relating to the status of the application, and decisions and orders of the Dawes Commission.

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Dawes Packets
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Records: 56,634 · Complete: 100%
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March 7, 2008
Last Updated
November 12, 2011
NARA M1301. The Dawes Commission negotiated with tribal members who received common property in return for abolishing their tribal governments.