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  • Cherokee Intermarried White 1906 Volume IX

    by Jeff Bowen
    This is the ninth volume in a series of transcriptions from the records of the Dawes Commission concerns files of persons claiming entitlement to a portion of the Cherokee tribal lands (under the Dawes Act) in 1906, based on the intermarriage of a Cherokee and a white person. In all, nearly 4,000 individuals made application on this basis; however, the Commission of the Five Civilized Tribes affirmed a mere 286 as entitled Intermarried Whites, far fewer than the numbers of Intermarried appearing... more
  • Cherokee Intermarried White 1906 Volume X

    by Jeff Bowen
    This is the tenth volume in a series of transcriptions from the records of the Dawes Commission concerns files of persons claiming entitlement to a portion of the Cherokee tribal lands (under the Dawes Act) in 1906, based on the intermarriage of a Cherokee and a white person. In all, nearly 4,000 individuals made application on this basis; however, the Commission of the Five Civilized Tribes affirmed a mere 286 as entitled Intermarried Whites, far fewer than the numbers of Intermarried appearing... more
  • Cherokee Intruder Cases, Dockets of Hearings, 1901-1909. Volume I

    by Jeff Bowen
    The records in this volume were transcribed from the National Archival film rolls 7RA53 2-3, Cherokee Hearings on Intruder Cases, Dockets of Hearings on Intruder Cases 1901-1909. For definition purposes there are two parties involved with each case within these pages. One is the "intruder" and the other is the "allottee." The term "intruder" refers to a resident in the Cherokee Nation who was living on land that, in the eyes of the Cherokee Commission, did not belong to him/her. The term "allott... more
  • Cherokee Intruder Cases Dockets of Hearings 1901-1909 Volume II

    by Jeff Bowen
    The records in this volume were transcribed from the National Archival film rolls 7RA53 2-3, Cherokee Hearings on Intruder Cases, Dockets of Hearings on Intruder Cases 1901-1909. For definition purposes there are two parties involved with each case within these pages. One is the "intruder" and the other is the "allottee." The term "intruder" refers to a resident in the Cherokee Nation who was living on land that, in the eyes of the Cherokee Commission, did not belong to him/her. The term "allott... more
  • Eastern Cherokee Census, Cherokee, North Carolina 1930-1939 Census 1932-1933 with Births and Deaths 1930-1932 Taken by Agent R.

    by Jeff Bowen
    This is the second volume in this 3-book North Carolina Cherokee Census series. The Census will cover from 1932 thru 1933 with Birth and Death Records 1930 thru 1932. You will find at the end of different census years divisions of births and deaths mentioned and then, afterward, there will be an official birth roll and then an official death roll with a cause of death. Additionally you will find record headings such as Additions, Subtractions, Supplemental Rolls, Deduction Rolls, Deaths Unr... more
  • Eastern Cherokee Census Cherokee, North Carolina 1930-1939 Census 1934-1937 with Births and Deaths 1925-1938 and Marriages 1936

    by Jeff Bowen
    This is the third volume in this 3-book North Carolina Cherokee Census series. The Census will cover from 1934 thru 1937 with Birth and Death Records 1925 thru 1938 and Marriages 1936 and 1938. You will find at the end of different census years divisions of births and deaths mentioned and then, afterward, there will be an official birth roll and then an official death roll with a cause of death. Additionally you will find record headings such as Additions, Subtractions, Supplemental Rolls, De... more
  • Cherokee Descendants East Volume I: An Index to the Guion Miller Applications

    by Jeff Bowen
    Between May 1905 and April 1907, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the Secretary of the Interior to identify the descendants of Eastern Cherokees entitled to participate in the distribution of more than $1 million in outstanding claims against the U.S. government based upon the Treaties of 1835-36 and 1845. On May 28, 1909, Commissioner Guion Miller, representing the Interior Department, submitted to Congress his findings with respect to 45,857 separate applications for compensation (to... more
  • Cherokee Descendants West Volume II (A-M): An Index to the Guion Miller Applications

    by Jeff Bowen
    Between May 1905 and April 1907, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the Secretary of the Interior to identify the descendants of Eastern Cherokees entitled to participate in the distribution of more than $1 million in outstanding claims against the U.S. government based upon the Treaties of 1835-36 and 1845. On May 28, 1909, Commissioner Guion Miller, representing the Interior Department, submitted to Congress his findings with respect to 45,857 separate applications for compensation (to... more
  • Cherokee Descendants West Volume III (N-Z): An Index to the Guion Miller Applications

    by Jeff Bowen
    Between May 1905 and April 1907, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the Secretary of the Interior to identify the descendants of Eastern Cherokees entitled to participate in the distribution of more than $1 million in outstanding claims against the U.S. government based upon the Treaties of 1835-36 and 1845. On May 28, 1909, Commissioner Guion Miller, representing the Interior Department, submitted to Congress his findings with respect to 45,857 separate applications for compensation (to... more
  • Seminole of Florida. Indian Census 1930-1940, with Birth and Death Records 1930-1938

    by Jeff Bowen
    These applications represent one component of the larger body of applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 (Dawes Commission). The term "newborn" referred to each Seminole individual living within a qualified household who was four years of age or less and not an orphan--up to the time that the President awarded the land allotments. Under this definition each Seminole newborn was to receive 40 acres of Indian Territory. The applications found in Nation... more
  • Starr Roll 1894 (Cherokee Payment Rolls) Districts: Starr Roll 1894 (Cherokee Payment Rolls) Districts: Saline, Sequoyah, and Ta

    by Jeff Bowen
    The Starr Roll, 1894 (Cherokee Payment Rolls and Index) is found in the National Archives film 7RA38, Rolls 2-5, under the heading Record Group 75. The rolls or lists were compiled by Ezekiel Eugene Starr (1849-1905), a Cherokee Senator for the Flint District in 1883 and then Treasurer for the Western Cherokee Nation in 1891. The background to the Starr Roll requires some telling. On March 3, 1893, Congress passed an act that authorized the sale of lands west of the Cherokee Nation lands known a... more
  • Starr Roll, 1894 (Cherokee Payment Rolls). Volume Two, Districts: Flint, Going Snake, and Illinois

    by Jeff Bowen
    The Starr Roll, 1894 (Cherokee Payment Rolls and Index) is found in the National Archives film 7RA38, Rolls 2-5, under the heading Record Group 75. The rolls or lists were compiled by Ezekiel Eugene Starr (1849-1905), a Cherokee Senator for the Flint District in 1883 and then Treasurer for the Western Cherokee Nation in 1891. The background to the Starr Roll requires some telling. On March 3, 1893, Congress passed an act that authorized the sale of lands west of the Cherokee Nation lands known a... more
  • Starr Roll, 1894 (Cherokee Payment Rolls). Volume One: Districts: Canadian, Cooweescoowee, and Delaware

    by Jeff Bowen
    The Starr Roll, 1894 (Cherokee Payment Rolls and Index) is found in the National Archives film 7RA38, Rolls 2-5, under the heading Record Group 75. The rolls or lists were compiled by Ezekiel Eugene Starr (1849-1905), a Cherokee Senator for the Flint District in 1883 and then Treasurer for the Western Cherokee Nation in 1891. The background to the Starr Roll requires some telling. On March 3, 1893, Congress passed an act that authorized the sale of lands west of the Cherokee Nation lands known a... more
  • Census of the Blackfeet, Montana, 1897-1898

    by Jeff Bowen
    This book was originally published in 2004, now it has been expanded with three more census years through 1901. In republishing this piece it was felt that there needed to be an expansion upon the work since the earlier volume had attracted such positive feedback. The first volume identified approximately 2,000 people with close to 4,100 entries. This new edition contains approximately 10,000 entries listing names, sex, relationship to head of household and age. You will find a Table of Content... more
  • Oglala Sioux Indians Pine Ridge Reservation Birth and Death Rolls 1924-1932 Book II

    by Jeff Bowen
    In 1996, this 1924 to 1932 Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Birth and Death Rolls was published by this author which has long been out of print. Now, after 24 years these very same records have been re-transcribed containing over 4500 names and as Book II (as a companion to the Oglala Sioux Indians Pine Ridge Reservation 1932 Census Book I). In addition to the re-transcription there are 37 pre-1932 illustrations of Oglala Sioux people including their names. Also included in the book there is a Table o... more
  • Oglala Sioux Indians Pine Ridge Reservation 1932 Census Book I

    by Jeff Bowen
    This new 1932 Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Census contains over 8000 names listing sex, date of birth and age at last birthday, degree of blood, marital status (in most cases the wife's maiden name) and relationship to head of family along with the jurisdiction where they were enrolled and if they were a ward to the head of household. Also included is the allotment and annuity numbers. In 1996, the 1924 to 1932 Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Birth and Death rolls were published by this author which has l... more

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