African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: Cherokee Surname
In Response To: Cherokee Surname ()
Use this URL to search the Dawes Rolls for the names of individuals. Keep in mind that the Dawes Rolls included only those individuals who were living in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) between the years of 1880 to 1906. The Dawes Rolls were initiated to destroy the governments of the Five Civilized Tribes and thus, only proven citizens of the 5 tribes were included. If you ancestors did not live in Indian Territory, they would not be on that list.