Enrollment Cards, compiled 1898 - 1914
ARC Identifier 251747 / Local Identifier 75-52
Series from Record Group 75: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1793 - 1999
|Creator(s):||Department of the Interior. Office of Indian Affairs. Office of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes. (1893 - 1914)|
|Type(s) of Archival Materials:||Textual Records|
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|Other Title(s):||Census Cards|
|Inclusive Dates:||1898 - 1914|
|Part Of:||Record Group 75: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1793 - 1999|
|Includes:||20810 items described in ARCSearch within this Series|
|Arrangement:||Arranged by tribe, thereunder by enrollment category (By Blood, Doubtful, or Rejected), and thereunder numerically by enrollment ("census") card number.|
|Function and Use:||The enrollment cards were used by heads of families, orphans, and children to prove their tribal membership, in order to receive 40 to 160 acres of land from the Federal Government.|
|Specific Records Type(s):||Census records|
|General Note(s):||"Census Cards" is the informal name for this series.
Commonly called the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, the Dawes Commission was appointed by President Grover Cleveland in 1893 to negotiate with the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole tribes. In return for abolishing their tribal governments and recognizing state and federal laws, tribe members were allotted a share of common property.
|Microform Publication(s) Available:||M1186, Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914.|