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NameAgeSexBlood Roll No.TribeCard No.
Olivia Benge 29FIWCherokee by Blood Search card 1276
    Note: Refused - marriage did not take place prior to Nov. 1, 1875
John Benge 31M1/23481Cherokee by Blood Search card 1276
Sallie Benge 9F1/43482Cherokee by Blood Search card 1276
George Benge 20M1/222875Cherokee by Blood Search card 1297
    Note: Marriage to Eva Wright (non-citizen) on Apr. 26, 1903; See Cherokee by Blood Minor Card #2675
Obediah Benge Jr.16M1/222876Cherokee by Blood Search card 1297
Obediah Benge 62M1/23549Cherokee by Blood Search card 1297
    Note: See Cherokee by Blood Minor Card #2797
Henry R. Benge 2M1/43550Cherokee by Blood Search card 1297
    Note: Died Aug. 1901
Ridge Otto Benge 1M1/43551Cherokee by Blood Search card 1297
Polly Ann Benge 30FIWCherokee by Blood Search card 1369
    Note: Denied - marriage did not take place prior to Nov. 1, 1875; Died Jan. 4, 1903
Hooley Benge 3moM1/4Cherokee by Blood Search card 1369
    Note: Died prior to Sep. 1, 1902
David W. Benge 32M1/23744Cherokee by Blood Search card 1369
Lizzie J. Benge 9F1/43745Cherokee by Blood Search card 1369
James M. Benge 7M1/43746Cherokee by Blood Search card 1369
Dooley Benge 3M1/43747Cherokee by Blood Search card 1369
Thomas Benge 34M3/83801Cherokee by Blood Search card 1394
Rhoda Benge 20F3/83808Cherokee by Blood Search card 1399
    Note: Marriage to Thomas A. Gardenhire (non-citizen) on May 6, 1904; See Cherokee by Blood Minor Card #2192
Mary Benge 8F1/83809Cherokee by Blood Search card 1399
Columbus Benge 7M1/83810Cherokee by Blood Search card 1399
Louella Benge 5F1/83811Cherokee by Blood Search card 1399
Richard Benge 3M3/163812Cherokee by Blood Search card 1399
Sarah Benge 1F3/163813Cherokee by Blood Search card 1399
    Note: Died Nov. 10, 1902
Nelson Benge 30MFull28082Cherokee by Blood Search card 1407
Emma Benge 15FFull28083Cherokee by Blood Search card 1407
    Note: Marriage to John Youngblood (non-citizen) on Dec. 13, 1904
Hooley Benge 28M3/43837Cherokee by Blood Search card 1410
    Note: See Cherokee by Blood Minor Card #586
May Benge 5moF3/83838Cherokee by Blood Search card 1410
Emmet Benge 7M3/83839Cherokee by Blood Search card 1410
Samson Benge 1M3/83840Cherokee by Blood Search card 1410
Tug Lee Benge 4M1/23842Cherokee by Blood Search card 1411
Dressie Benge 24F IW22963Cherokee by Blood Search card 1536
    Note: Denied - marriage did not take place prior to Nov. 1, 1875
Henry Benge 29M1/24131Cherokee by Blood Search card 1536
    Note: See Cherokee by Blood Minor Card #3484
Mack Benge 1M1/44132Cherokee by Blood Search card 1536
Samuel H. Benge 70M1/24499Cherokee by Blood Search card 1688
    Note: Died Oct. 23, 1902
Nancy Benge 57F1/24500Cherokee by Blood Search card 1688
Jennie Benge 19F1/24501Cherokee by Blood Search card 1688
Riddle Benge 62M1/227336Cherokee by Blood Search card 1738
    Note: Died July 7, 1903
Takey Benge 58F1/227337Cherokee by Blood Search card 1738
Jack Benge 21M1/227338Cherokee by Blood Search card 1738
Pickens Benge 17M1/227339Cherokee by Blood Search card 1738
Samuel H. Benge Jr.29M1/84698Cherokee by Blood Search card 1764
    Note: See Cherokee by Blood Minor Card #1195
Sallie Benge 27F1/84699Cherokee by Blood Search card 1764
Carrie Benge 6F1/84700Cherokee by Blood Search card 1764
Samuel Benge 4M1/84701Cherokee by Blood Search card 1764
Jack R. Benge 1M1/84702Cherokee by Blood Search card 1764
Martin V. Benge 47M1/24785Cherokee by Blood Search card 1812
    Note: See Cherokee by Blood Minor Card #1405
Adna S. Benge 31F1/44786Cherokee by Blood Search card 1812
Amy Benge 20F1/24788Cherokee by Blood Search card 1812
    Note: Marriage to Charles L. Starr (Cherokee by Blood Card #6550) on June 19, 1901; See Cherokee by Blood Minor Card #3176
Martin V. Benge Jr.16M1/24789Cherokee by Blood Search card 1812
John Benge 13M1/24790Cherokee by Blood Search card 1812
Emma Benge 11F1/24791Cherokee by Blood Search card 1812
Ruth Benge 7F3/84792Cherokee by Blood Search card 1812

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This database lists individuals who applied for the Dawes Roll and membership in the Five Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole. Enrollment for the Dawes Rolls began in 1898 and ended in 1906.

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Information Included on the Dawes Roll

Census Cards

Census cards list the enrollee's name, age, sex, blood quantum, tribe, place of residence, and roll number. In general, the age shown on the census card is the age of the individual around 1902. Members of the same household are typically listed on the same card. Those listed as "newborns" and "minors" were born after enrollment began in 1898 but before March of 1907, and are listed on a separate card. Census cards may also reference earlier rolls.

Blood Quantum, Freedmen, Intermarriage, and Adopted Citizens

Tribal associations are listed as "by Blood," "Intermarriage," or "Freedmen." Freedmen are the former slaves of the Five Tribes and their descendants. Intermarriage means the person was married to a citizen of the tribe. You may also see "IW" for intermarried white, or "A" for adopted.

Mississippi Choctaws include individuals who did not remove to Indian Territory with the rest of their tribe. Mississippi Choctaws who were deemed eligible for the roll were listed as "identified."
Learn more about Mississippi Choctaw records.

Delaware enrollees may be listed on Delaware cards or as an "Adopted Delaware" on Cherokee by Blood cards.
Learn more about Delaware Cherokee records.

Enrollment and Allotment Packets

Enrollment packets provide details about the individual and their family, including marriage, birth, and death information. They may include transcripts of interviews with family members or neighbors and correspondence regarding the enrollment.

Allotment packets contain information about the individual's land allotment, plat maps, correspondence, and other documents. Enrollment and allotment packets vary in length from a single page to more than 100 pages. Please note that while Creek application packets are not available, you may still order allotment packets.

Maps of Tribal Nation Land

These maps depict tribal nation boundaries, districts, township/range survey lines, and present-day county lines. Click on the icons below to view a larger map in PDF format.

Help and Research Tips

What information do I need before I search?

You will need to trace your way back to a direct ancestor who was living in Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) during the enrollment period, 1898–1906. 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 US 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.