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NameAgeSexBloodCard No.TribeRoll No.
Beulah M. Beard 17 Female 1/4 Card #5180 Cherokee by BloodRoll #12424
Mary Jane Beard 64 Female 1/16 Card #264 Choctaw by BloodRoll #14512
Bessie Bearden 22 Female 1/16 Card #1441 Choctaw by BloodRoll #4020
Flora O. Bearden 4 Female 1/32 Card #1441 Choctaw by BloodRoll #4021
Oscar Payton Bearden 2 Male 1/32 Card #1441 Choctaw by BloodRoll #4022
Florence Esther Bearden 1 Female 1/32 Card #1441 Choctaw by BloodRoll #4023
Julia Ann Beard 54 Female 1/32 Card #2235 Choctaw by BloodRoll #6473
Ada M. Beard 17 Female 1/64 Card #2235 Choctaw by BloodRoll #6474
Buchanan Beard 16 Male 1/64 Card #2235 Choctaw by BloodRoll #6475
Amos S. Beard 14 Male 1/64 Card #2235 Choctaw by BloodRoll #6476
Matthew Beard 11 Male 1/64 Card #2235 Choctaw by BloodRoll #6477
Sillen Beard 47 Female 1/2 Card #2295 Choctaw by BloodRoll #6637
Eric C. Beard 13 Male 1/4 Card #2295 Choctaw by BloodRoll #6638
Lucy A. Beard 27 Female 1/4 Card #3930 Choctaw by BloodRoll #11031
Luther C. Beard 8 Male 1/8 Card #3930 Choctaw by BloodRoll #11032
Claudie Beard 5 Male 1/8 Card #3930 Choctaw by BloodRoll #11033
Ruthie M. Beard 4 Female 1/8 Card #3930 Choctaw by BloodRoll #11034
Levi Lee Beard 1 Male 1/8 Card #3930 Choctaw by BloodRoll #11035
Beulah Belle Bearden 1 Female 1/32 Card #1077 Choctaw by Blood (New Borns)Roll #973
William F. Beard 53 Male I W Card #264 Choctaw by IntermarriageRoll #547
Chas. E. Bearden 31 Male I W Card #1441 Choctaw by IntermarriageRoll #233
Levi L. Beard 40 Male I W Card #3930 Choctaw by IntermarriageRoll #367
Virginia Bearden 14 Female Card #598 Choctaw FreedmenRoll #1272
Legus Beard 3 Male Card #703 Seminole FreedmenRoll #2258
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About the Dawes Rolls

Officially known as The Final Rolls of the Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory, the Dawes Rolls list individuals who chose to enroll and were approved for membership in the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.) Enrollment for the Dawes Rolls began in 1898 and ended in 1906.

What kind of information will I find on the Dawes Rolls?

The Rolls list the individual's name, age, sex, blood degree, census card number and page, enrollment number, and tribe.

In most cases the ages indicated on the rolls are the age of individuals around 1902. Those listed as "newborns" and "minors" were born after the initial enrollment began in 1898, but before March of 1907.

Tribal association will be listed as "By Blood," "Intermarriage," or "Freedmen." Intermarriage indicates the person was married to a citizen of the tribe. You may also see the letters "I W" for Intermarried White. Freedmen were the former slaves of the Five Civilized Tribes and their descendants.

What information do I need before I search?

Basic information includes the name of a person who was alive and living in the Indian Territory during the enrollment period. If the individual was a married woman, you should look for her under her married name.

I cannot locate my ancestor in the index. What should I do now?

Look for your ancestor on the 1900 U.S. Census. If your ancestor did not live in Indian Territory, it is extremely unlikely they will be on the rolls. If they were living in Indian Territory check the available lists for rejected Dawes applications. Consider the possibility your ancestor belonged to another tribe or preferred not to be recognized as Indian.

For further information about tribal citizenship, contact the tribe directly.

Order Copies

The Oklahoma Historical Society collections include the Dawes census cards and enrollment packets, if available. Census cards list information about the enrollee, and may include information about their family members. Note there are very few packets available for the Creek tribe.

Enrollment packets may provide further details about the individual and their family, including marriage, birth, and death information. Enrollment packets vary in length from a single page to over 100 pages.

The Research Center now offers Dawes Final Roll packets for a flat fee of $30. Be certain to include the information listed in the index, including the individual's full name, census card number, enrollment number and tribe. To order by mail use the printable order form or call (405) 522-5225 and please have your credit card ready.