Source Information

Ancestry.com. Dawes Commission Index (overturned), 1896 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
Original data: Applications From the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office, Relating to Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes Under the Act of 1896. National Archives at Washington, DC., U.S.A.

About Dawes Commission Index (overturned), 1896

This is an index to over 14,000 records of individuals in the Five Civilized Tribes that applied for citizenship under the Act of 1896. The Five Civilized Tribes include the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and the Seminole. Each record includes the individual's name tribe, and case number. This compilation, in effect an Indian census, was also used as the basis for the allotment of tribal lands to individual Indians.