Southeastern United States Research Resources

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Lending Libraries:

American Genealogical Lending Library
593 West 100 North
P.O. Box 244
Bountiful, UT  84011
Phone (801) 298-5358
National Archives Microfilm Rental Program
Microfilm Rental Program
P.O. Box 30
Annapolis Junction, MD  20701-0030
(301) 604-3699

These libraries have information on Southeastern Indians:


Alabama Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL  36130
Special Collections
Univ. of Alabama Library
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0266
Special Collections
Samford University Library
Birmingham, AL  35229
Univ. of So. Alabama Archives
USA Springhill Avenue, Rm. 0722
Mobile, AL  36688
Auburn University Archives
Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Auburn University, AL  36849-5606
Cobb Memorial Archives
3419 20th Avenue
Valley, AL  36854
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL  35203
Wallace State College
P.O. Box 2000
Hanceville, Alabama 35077


Arkansas History Commission
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR  72201


The Native American Research Center
West Florida Regional Library
200 W. Gregory St.
Pensacola, FL  32501-4878
University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL  32501
Florida State Archives
R.A. Gray Building (M.S. 9A)
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL  3299-0250


Georgia Dept. of Archives & History
330 Capitol Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA  30334
National Archives-SE Region
1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point GA  30344
(404) 763-7477


Governor’s Commission on Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 44072
Baton Rouge, LA  70804-4072


U.S. National Park Service
Library & Visitor’s Center
RR #1, NT 143
Tupelo, MS  38801
Miss. Dept. of Archives & History
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS  39205-0571
(601) 539-6876


Oklahoma Historical Society
Indian Archives Division
Historical Building
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
University of Oklahoma Libraries
Western History Collection
630 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK  73019


Tennessee State Library & Archives
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN  37234-0312
(615) 741-2764


Texas State Library Archives Division
P.O. Box 12927
Capitol Station
Austin, TX  78711
National Archives & Records Center
Southwest Region
P.O. Box 6216
Fort Worth, TX  76115


NATIONAL ARCHIVES–Records of Bureau of Indian Affairs, RG 75: Can be purchased or rented from National Archives Microfilm Rental Program, P.O. Box 30, Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20701-0030.  Check local library before ordering.

M-208  “Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee,1801-1835.  14 rolls.  No index. Roll 14 contains a list of tenants under Doublehead; another list appears “intruders on Shoal Creek.”

M-4  “Letterbook of the Creek Trading House, 1795-1816.”  1 roll.

M-271  “Letters Received by the Secretary of War Relating to Indian, 1800-1823.” 4 rolls

M-15  “Letters sent by the Secretary of War Relating to Indian Affairs, 1800-1824.” 6 rolls.

M-234  “Letters Received, 1824-1881.” 962 rolls. Bold = most names

  •  Cherokee Agency, 1824-80:
    • (Cherokee Agency, East)    Rolls 71-76
    • (Cherokee Agency, West)  Rolls 77-79
    • (Cherokee Agency) Rolls 80-112
    • (Cherokee Emigration) Rolls 113-116
    • (Cherokee Reserves) Rolls 117-118
  • Chickasaw Agency, 1824-70: Rolls 135-142
    • (Chickasaw Agency Emigration) Rolls  143-144
    • (Chickasaw Agency Reserves) Rolls 145-148
  • Choctaw Agency, 1824-76: Rolls 169-183
    • (Choctaw Agency, West) Roll 184
    • (Choctaw Agency Emigration) Rolls 185-187
    •  (Choctaw Agency Reserves) Rolls 188-196
  • Creek Agency, 1824-76: Rolls 219-235
    • (Creek Agency, West) Roll 236
    • (Creek Agency Emigration) Rolls 237-240
    • (Creek Agency Reserves) Rolls 241-248
  • Seminole Agency, 1824-76: Rolls 800-805
    • (Seminole Agency Emigration) Rolls 806-807

M-1059  “Selected Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs Relating to the Cherokees of North Carolina, 1851-1905,” 7 rolls

M-1011  “Superintendents’ Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports from Field Jurisdictions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1907-1938,” 174 rolls.

  • Choctaw (Mississippi) Roll 20
  • Seminoles of Florida Roll 131

M-595 “Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940,” 692 rolls

  • Cherokee (North Carolina), 1896-99,
  • 1904, 1906, 1909-12, 1914  Rolls 23-26
  • Choctaw (Mississippi), 1926-39  Rolls 41-42
  • Seminole (Florida), 1913-40 Rolls 486-487

M-1186  “Enrollment Cards of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914.”   93 rolls

  • Index to the final Rolls and Final Rolls -Roll 1
  • Cherokee Rolls 2-38
  • Choctaw Rolls 39-55
  • Choctaw (Mississippi) Rolls 56-66
  • Chickasaw Rolls 67-76
  • Creek Rolls 77-91
  • Seminole Rolls 92-93

T-985  – Old Settler Payment Roll, 1896

M-1301 – Applications for enrollment on the Final Roll Dawes Applications (Enrollment Packets), 1899-1907, 468 rolls:

  • Choctaw Rolls 1-82
  • MS Choctaws Rolls 82-171
  • Cherokee Rolls 174-399
  • Seminole Rolls 400-402
  • Creek Rolls 402-434
  • Chickasaw Rolls 434-468

M-1314 “Index to Letters Received by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1897-1913.”   23 rolls

M-1104  “Eastern Cherokee applications of the U.S. Court of  Claims, 1906-1908.”  348 rolls  (Note: Mobile and Birmingham Public Libraries have Rolls 1-12, General Index to Eastern Cherokee Applications.)

M-668  “Ratified Indian Treaties, 1722-1869.”  16 rolls

T-494  “Documents Relating to the Negotiation of Ratified and Unratified Treaties with Various Indian Tribes, 1801-1869.”  10 rolls


Microfilm available from FWARC is identified by “7RA.”

Five Civilized Tribes

7RA-70  Five Civilized Tribes – 1896 Index to applications under the act of June 10, 1896 (29 Stat. 321) and dockets. Rolls 1-2.


7RA-24   1907 Index to Rejected Applicants

7RA-06 – Mullay Roll, 1848 and Siler Roll, 1851


7RA-116  1830 Lists of people who remained in Mississippi. Rolls 1-2.

7RA-09    1855 Payment Roll.  Roll 1

7RA-147   1902-1907 Index to Dawes Rejected (“R”) Cards. Roll 1


7RA-23 – Old Settlers Roll, 1857, rolls 1-2.

7RA-44 – Dunn Roll of Citizens and Freedmen with indexes

7RA-43 – Census, roll 1

7RA-68 – Lists of applicants and docket books of the Creek Citizenship Commission, 1888-1896.

7RA-31  Loyal Creek payment roll, 1904. 1 roll


The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions operated schools for the Indian children in the South prior to removal and afterward in the West.  Names of missionaries, Indian children and some relationships are given.  Microfilmed records can be obtained from:  Research Publications, Inc., 12 Lunar Drive/Drawer AB, Woodbridge, CT  06525; phone 1-800-444-0799; FAX (203) 397-3893. A list is enclosed, but microfilm is $100 per reel!  The only place that has it in the Southeast is Shorter College Library, 315 Shorter Avenue, Rome, GA  30165; (706) 291-2121.  They also have some BIA records.




MLA Source Citation: Web. 22 January 2015. - Last updated on Jul 29th, 2012

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