Posts under: Native American Genealogy

Holdout, Doubtful and Reject of the Dawes Rolls

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 who is and who is not Cherokee because of three classifications: Holdout, Doubtful and Reject. Holdout Holdouts were a group of Cherokees that belonged to...

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Final Roll of the Cherokee Nation & Freedman

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 about the Cherokee Roll.  To describe this roll and purpose, first, we must do a bit of history and hopefully give...

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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 tribe composes of descendants of those that were forced removed...

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Top 5 Tools for Tracing Your Family History

After you’ve gotten started tracing your family heritage, you may find yourself at a standstill. Information from family members can only get you so far; we can’t depend on everyone in our lives to be excellent record-keepers of the past. At some point in your genealogy research, you’ll likely have...

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Researching Native American Heritage

Why Research Your Native American Heritage Regardless of whether you are already a Native American enrolled with either a Federal or State Recognized Tribe, this is a wonderful assignment.  There is always new history and information to find out about your Family, Band, Clan, Tribe, and Nation.  Also, never rely...

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Missouri/Arkansas Cherokee

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 lines: My great great great great grandmother hid out in...

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