African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Does Blood Really Matter?
Yes! Blood does matter to the Creek nation.
Blood quantum was used to determine restrictions of alloted land and Black families with blood quantums were removed (transferred) from the by blood roll to the freedmen roll (mother not of Indian blood).
The following are Creek freedmen families I have researched that were transferred:
Childers, Rose, cc#876
In spite of the 1866 Treaty, blood is the issue that determines citizenship today and those families that were denied their blood quantum during the Dawes Commission period are affected.
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