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1817-1819 Removal - Sources

1835-1838 Removal - Sources

Eastern Band of Cherokee

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (Western Band)

The Five Civilized Tribes

"How-To" Guides

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This is by no means an exhaustive bibliography of Native American material found in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. It is intended only as a guide to original source material needed for basic genealogical research on families that maintained their political ties to the Indian Nation.

For a more complete listing of available materials visit the library and consult the card catalog and terminals in the Reading Rooms and the guides in the microfilm and manuscript sections.


 1817-1819 REMOVAL - SOURCES

(A) Reservations

  • National Archives. Records of the Cherokee Agency in Tennessee, 1801- 1835. NA #M208, TSLA Mf. #52, reel 13.
  • Hoskins, Shirley. "Reservations." Cwy Ye: Cherokee Blood Newsletter 14 (1987): 13-23. E99.C5 C99.
  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992.


(B) Surveys (incomplete)

  • *Cherokee Collection. TSLA Mf. #815, reel 1.


(C) Emigration Rolls.

  • Baker, Jack D. Cherokee Emigration Rolls, 1817-1835. Oklahoma City: Baker Publishing Co., 1977. E99.C5B27
  • Blankenship, Bob. Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition 1992 (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992.


(D) Spoliation Claims.

  • *Cherokee Collection. TSLA Mf. #815, reel 1.
  • List of Persons Who Have Not Received Any Compensation for Improvements Removed, 1824.


 



 1835-1838 REMOVAL - SOURCES

(A) Census, 1835 Henderson Roll

  • National Archives, Census Roll, 1835, of Cherokee Indians East of the Mississippi. NA#T496, TSLA Mf. #273
  • *Walker, Homer A. Cherokee Indian Census of 1835 for the State of Tennessee. Washington, n.d. E99.C5W32
  • Walker, Homer A. Cherokee Indian Census of 1835 for the States of Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. Washington, n.d. E99.C5W33
  • *Tyner, James. Those Who Cried: The 16,000. Chi-ga-u, 1974, E99.C5T98
  • Blankenship, Bob. Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition 1992 (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992.


(B) Removal Rolls.

  • Baker, Jack D. Cherokee Emigration Rolls, 1817-1835. Oklahoma City: Baker Publishing Co., 1977. E99.C5B27
  • Blankenship, Bob. Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition 1992 (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992.


(C) Claims

  • *Hoskins, Shirley Coats. Cherokee Property Evaluation, 1836. Chattanooga, Tennessee: S. C. Hoskins, 1984. E99.C5C54.
  • McGhee, Lucy Kate. Cherokee and Creek Indians. Returns of Property Left in Tennessee and Georgia, 1838 . . . (Washington, 1957?) E93.M32
  • Chase, Marybelle W. Cherokee Claims, Going Snake District. Tulsa: M.W. Chase, 1989. E99.C5C25
  • Chase, Marybelle W. 1842 Cherokee claims, Saline District. Tulsa: M. W. Chase, 1988. E99.C5C392
  • Chase, Marybelle W. 1842 Cherokee Claims, - Skin Bayou District. Tulsa: M. W. Chase, 1988. E99.C5C392.
  • Chase, Marybelle W. 1842 Cherokee Claims, Tahlequah District. Tulsa: M.W. Chase, 1989. E99.C5C393
  • *Cherokee Collection. TSLA Mf. #815, reels 1-7.

 




 EASTERN BAND of CHEROKEE (East of the Mississippi after 1838)

Enrollments - Sources

(A) 1848 Mullay Roll.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992


(B) 1851 Siler Roll.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992
  • Siler, David W., The Eastern Cherokees: A Census of the Cherokee Nation in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia in 1851. Fred B. Kniffen, ed. Cottonport: Polyanthos, 1972. E99.C5S49.


(C) 1852 Chapman Roll.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992.
  • National Archives. Records Relating to Enrollment of the Eastern Cherokees by Guion Miller, 1908-1910. NA #M685, TSLA Mf. #864, reel 12.


(D) 1869 Swetland Roll.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992


(E) 1884 Hester Roll.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992
  • Crumpton, Barbara. 1884 Hester Roll of the Eastern Cherokee. Duncan, 1986. E99.C5H4


(F) 1908 Churchill Roll.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992


(G) 1924 Baker Roll - Final Roll of Eastern Cherokee.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992





 CHEROKEE NATION OF OKLAHOMA (Western Band of Cherokees)

Enrollments - Sources

(A) 1851 Old Settlers Roll.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992
  • National Archives. Records Relating to Enrollment of the Eastern Cherokees by Guion Miller, 1908-1910. NA #M685. TSLA Mf. #864, reel 12.


(B) 1852 Drennen Roll.

  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992
  • National Archives. Records Relating to Enrollment of the Eastern Cherokees by Guion Miller, 1908-1910. NA #M685. TSLA Mf. #864, reel 12.


(C) 1880 Census

  • Timmons, Boyce D. and Alice Tyner Timmons. Authenticated Rolls of 1880 Cherokee Nation - Indian Territory. Chi-ga-u, 1978. E99.C5A97


(D) 1880 Census/1890 Census (Canadian District only)

  • Ashton, Sharron Standifer. 1880 and 1890 Census Canadian District Cherokee Nation - Indian Territory. Oklahoma City: Okla. Genealogical Soc., 1978. E99.C5A83.


(E) 1895 Old Settler Roll / 1896 Index to Payment Roll.

  • National Archives. Old Settler Roll/Index to Payment Roll, NA #T985. TSLA Mf. #1033.
  • Blankenship, Bob, Cherokee Roots. 2nd Edition, 1992. (Index only) E99.C5B5 1992



Claims - Sources

(A) Applications

  • Eastern Cherokee Applications of the United States Court of Claims, 1906-1909. Roll of Eastern Cherokees - Entitled to Participate in the Fund ... of the Court of Claims, May 28, 1906. (Miller Roll). National Archives. Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U. S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909. NA #M1104. TSLA Mf. #864. 348 reels with index and roll on reel 1.
  • National Archives. Records Relating to Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller, 1908-1910. NA #M685. TSLA Mf. #864, reel 1.
  • Hoskins, Shirley, Cwy Ye: Cherokee Blood. Chattanooga, 1982. E99.C5H67.
  • Jordan, Jerry Wright. Cherokee by Blood. Bowie, MD.: Heritage Books, 1987. 8+ vols. (In progress) E99.C5J67.
  • Bowen, Jeff. Eastern Cherokee by Blood. Baltimore, MD.: Clearfiedl, 2005-2009. 12 vols. E99.C5E378.

 




 CHEROKEE - GENERAL

Biography/Genealogy

  • *Cherokee Collection. TSLA Mf. #815, reel 8. (Ridge, Ross, Sequoyah (George Guess), Lillybridge, Lovely, Meigs,Clingan, Heldebrand, Lowrey, McLemore, McNair, Parks, Taylor, Vann, Walker.).
  • Rogers, Mary Evelyn. A Brief History of the Cherokees,1540 - 1906. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1986. E99.C5R55.
  • *Starr, Emmet. Old Cherokee Families. Norman: University of Oklahoma Foundation, 1972. E99.C5S82 1976.
  • Hoskins, Shirley. Cwy Ye: Cherokee Blood Newsletter. Chattanooga, 1983. E99.C5C99.



Marriages

  • Bogle, Dixie and Dorothy Nix. Cherokee Nation Marriages, 1884-1901. Owensboro: Cook & McDowell, 1980. E99.C5B62.




 FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole)

Enrollment Cards for the five Civilized Tribes, In Indian Territory 1898-1914.

(A) Index - (Alphabetically by tribe)

  • National Archives. Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914. NA #M1186. TSLA Mf. #939, reel 1.

  • *U. S. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes. Index to the Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory. Cat. Film #73


(B) Dawes Roll - (Arranged by number)

  • National Archives. Enrollment cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, (see above index). Follows index on reel 1.
  • U. S. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes. The Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory. Washington, 1907. E78.I5 U27


(C) Census Card

  • National Archives. Enrollment Cards ... (see above) 93 rolls.



Biography/Genealogy

  • Martini, Don. Southeastern Indian Notebook: A Biographical and Genealogical Guide to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1685-1865. Ripley, Mississippi: Ripley Printing Company, 1986. E78.565 .M376 1986.




CHICKASAW

  • Lemons, Nova A. Pioneers of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Miami, OK., Timbercreek, 1991. F693.L45.




CREEK

  • National Archives. Census of Creek Indians taken by Parsons and Abbott, 1832. NA #T275, TSLA Mf. #1035.

 




 "HOW TO" GUIDES

  • Barr, Charles B. Guide to Sources of Indian Genealogy. Independence, MO, 1989. CS21.B37
  • Carpenter, Cecelia S. How to Research American Indian Bloodlines. South Prairie, WA.: Meico Associates, 1984 CS49.C37.
  • Eakle, Arlene and Johni Cerny, eds. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, Chapter 17. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub. Co., 1984. CS49.S65
  • Mooney, Thomas G., Exploring Your Cherokee Ancestry. Tahlequah: Cherokee National Historical Society, 1987. E99.C5M788.
  • Walton-Raji, Angela Y. Black Indian Genealogical Research. Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1993/
  • Witcher, Curt B. and Nixon, George J. "Tracking Native American History". In The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, revised. Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, Inc., 1996. CS49 .S65 1997

 

*Indicates this title may be borrowed on interlibrary loan.

Prepared by Ann Alley, 1994

Updated June 26, 2013

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