One of the most misunderstood aspect of Native life is Blood Quantum and one of the most common questions is: “What is Blood Quantum” ? A myriad of answers will cascade forth depending on the person and their…..
I have written several articles on each of these rolls from a genealogical viewpoint, In this article I will address the two rolls and compare them side by side from a motivational point of view. Anotherwords what was the motivation for thousands to refuse…..
Much has been written about the various removals that occurred through out the 1800’s with the Cherokee Trail of Tears gaining the most exposure to the public through movies, plays and the written word. A dark chapter in the history…..
The Cherokee Tribe of today is made of 3 different groups that all descend from the same common tribe. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma citizens resides within 14 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma, the tribe composes of descendants of those that were forced removed…..
Perhaps one of the most common family stories I hear as I travel throughout Missouri and Arkansas goes something like this: My Great great great Grandmother was “part” Cherokee and escaped from the “Trail of Tears” or something along these…..
The Ani-Kit-U-Wah People By: Josiah Hair The Cherokee Tribe of today is made of 3 different groups that all descend from the same common tribe. The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma These citizens reside within 14 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma. The…..
Guion Miller Roll of the Eastern Band of Cherokee 27. August. 1906 – 18. May .1909 By: Josiah Hair One may argue that the Guion Miller Roll is perhaps one of the most important Rolls ever done of the Cherokee…..
Final Roll of the Cherokee Nation & Freedman By: Josiah Hair Today we call this the Dawes Rolls, although it encompasses the original Five Civilized Tribes of the South East (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole). This article is specifically…..
Holdout, Doubtful and Reject of the Dawes Rolls Cherokee Nation Citizenship By: Josiah Hair Prelude Previous articles gave overviews and some tips on navigating through the Dawes Rolls. This article follows up on some information on those common arguments on…..