Confusing American Indian Records: 1896 Applications, Dawes Final Roll, Guion Miller Roll (Meetings)
Speaker: Debra Osborne Spindle
These three rolls, taken 1896-1909, are unique and provide significant genealogical information, but can be confusing for researchers of American Indian records. The 1896 Applications were a “false start” in Indian Territory, the Dawes Final Roll covers the Five Tribes in Indian Territory, and the Guion Miller includes Cherokees worldwide. Not all the rolls are official proof of tribal citizenship but each has family material. Locating and using each of these data sets will be addressed.
Debra Spindle Osborne is a 6th generation Texan stranded in Oklahoma now for over 40 years. She is a retired librarian from the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Research Division in Oklahoma City
This virtual meeting and presentation is open to all, but registration is required.