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Dunn Roll vs. Dawes Roll

The only difference that I can see is there was no Indian blood requirement for either one, Dunn or Dawes rolls. To be on the rolls period was that you had to be a citizen of the Creek nation to get payments and land.

The Dawes Commission placed freedmen separately because they were slaves, although some slaves were mixed blood and of course to be on the freedmen roll, the mother was a slave.

From reading various cards, a lot of freedmen were transferred to the freedmen roll that were mixed blood and had by blood relatives.
I believe that the separation of rolls was about land restrictions.

There was no blood requirement for citizenship into the Creek nation for freedmen so why now?

Any comments on the 1979 decision?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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