African-Native American Research Forum Archive
Who are the Freedmen?
The Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes are the former slaves of the Cherokee Choctaw Chickasaw Creek and Seminole Nations. The descendants of the more than 20 000 African citizens of these nations adopted through the Dawes Commission can be researched at the National Archives. The Record Group is RG75.
[originally posted 24 May 1999]