Collection: Native American Rolls

Understanding the Final Rolls

When starting your search of the Final Rolls (Dawes Rolls) it can and will be confusing.  To make this process simpler for the researcher who visits our pages I suggest you look at the information provided on the Final Rolls like a book, Index, Content, and Bibliography. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK...

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Trail of Tears Roll

The Trail of Tears Roll is the name given by researchers to two different lists, both individually important, which provide an early glimpse into the Cherokees who went west in the early 1830’s. Lending to the confusion is the fact that both lists were created in 1835.

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Native American Rolls

During the period of Indian Removal beginning in 1831 extensive records were generated through the turn of the century when Southeastern Indians were uprooted from their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. They were taken west of the Mississippi River in what is now Oklahoma. These records relate to treaties, trade, land claims, removal to Oklahoma, allotments, military affairs, military service and pensions, trust funds, and other activities. While the vast majority reference Southeastern Tribes, there are some which pertain to Western tribes as well.

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1835 Henderson Roll

The following is the 1835 Cherokee East of the Mississippi Census or otherwise known as the Henderson Roll. This is only an index of the names. Researchers should consult the full roll in order to get more specific information on each family listed. In 1835, the Cherokee Nation contained almost 22,000 Cherokees and almost 300 Whites connected by marriage. This roll enumerates 16,000 of those people under 5,000 different families.

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1832 Creek Census

By a treaty of March 24, 1832, the Creek Indians ceded to the United States all of their land east of the Mississippi River. Heads of families were entitled to tracts of land, which, if possible, were to include their improvements. In 1833 Benjamin S. Parsons and Thomas J. Abbott prepared a census of Creek Indian heads of families, which gave their names and the number of males, females, and slaves in each family. The entries were arranged by town and numbered; these numbers were used for identification in later records. – Database coming back soon. This 1832 Creek Census was provided by Lance L....

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1884 Hester Roll Index

An index to the 1884 Hester Roll. Compiled by Joseph G. Hester as a roll of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in 1883.  This Roll itself provides the Chapman roll number and English and Indian name. A Surname Number Name Comment 389 Abel 672 A-chin-nih 305 A-dam, Ned 1124 Adam 1354 Adam 1456 Adams , Melvina Jane 1457 Adams, Walter Marion 922 Ai-chin-neh 455 Ai-gih 1138 Al-gih-nih 1116 Ai-gil-lih 636 Ai-kih 1044 Ai-kih 1122 Ai-kih 826 Ai-kin-nih 900 Ai-kin-nih 1023 Ai-le-cah-nah-he-tah 543 Ai-lec-gih, Oo-kum-muh 33 Ai-lih 662 Ai-lih 578 Ai-lih-mih 703 Ail-kih-hih 811 Ail-lih 181 Ail-sih 381 Ail-sih 466 Ail-sih 481 Ail-sih 610 Ail-sih 689 Ail-sih 1058 Ail-sih 366 Ail-sin-ih 601 Ai-mih 1206 Ai-nah-sah 1038 Ai-neh-lih 831 Ai-ne-kih 374 Ai-nih 535 Ain-ih 728 Ain-ih 804 Ai-nih 1000 Ai-nih 1113 Ai-nih 1185 Ai-nih 1335 Ai-nih 101 Ai-nih-kih 641 Ai-nih-kih 654 Ai-nih-kih 935 Ai-nih-le-sah 1198 Ai-nih-skah-yah-te-hih 667 Ain-sih 85 Ain-sih 503 Ai-wih 820 Ai-wih 885 Ai-wih 1005 Ai-wih 1100 Ai-wih 1311 Ai-wih 329 Ai-ye-nih 857 Ah-cah-lu-kah 1204 Ah-cah-te-yoh 529 Ah-cle-ah-te-skih 340 Ah-cle-yah-te-skih 573 Ah-coo-yah 352 Ah-he-ah-tah 259 Ah-he-aw-kah 1199 Ah-heaw-kah 736 Ah-he-aw-lih 686 Ah-heh-kih 482 Ah-he-uh-cin-ih 729 Ah-kah- te-yah 803 Ab-kle-ah-to-skih 1287 Ah-la-nih 766 Ah-la-te-skih 421 Ah-la-te-skih 84 Ah-la-na-kih 1165 Ahl-cin-nih 216 Ah-le-an-eh 289 Ah-le-kih 307 Ah-le-kih 1317 Ah-le-na-kih 427 Ah-le-ne-sih 24 Ah-le-nih 147 Ah-le-nih 391 Ah-le-nih 744 Ah-le-nih 1334 Ah-le-nih 87 Ah-le-sih-nih 1121 Ah-le-tee-skih 659 Ah-le-ya-nih 426 Ah-lic-stah-nih 526 Ah-lic-stah-nih...

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