African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Wallace Roll Affidavits for Cherokee Freedmen
Many who research Freedman records are familiar with the Dawes Records and have used the enrollment cards and the accompanying application jackets as part of their collection of family records.
But it is not widely known that prior to the compilation of the Cherokee Dawes Rolls were the records created in 1890 by John Wallace. And fewer researchers are even aware of the fact that there are affidavits to these Rolls, which contain some statements made by the Cherokee Freedmen and as well as other groups.
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