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NameAgeSexBlood Roll No.TribeCard No.
Henry H. Ward 16M1/328552Cherokee by Blood Search card 3516
William Ward 18M1/48654Cherokee by Blood Search card 3552
Daniel M. Ward 29M1/161132Cherokee by Blood Search card 367
Thomas M. Ward 3M1/321133Cherokee by Blood Search card 367
George Ward 1M1/321134Cherokee by Blood Search card 367
Thomas J. Ward 51M IW24194Cherokee by Blood Search card 3778
    Note: Denied - marriage did not take place prior to Nov. 1, 1875
Isabelle R. Ward 45F1/169129Cherokee by Blood Search card 3778
Lela M. Ward 22F1/329130Cherokee by Blood Search card 3778
Genobie A. Ward 20F1/329131Cherokee by Blood Search card 3778
Aletha B. Ward 18F1/329132Cherokee by Blood Search card 3778
Carrie M. Ward 16F1/329133Cherokee by Blood Search card 3778
Ida B.V. Ward 7F1/329135Cherokee by Blood Search card 3778
Robert E.L. Ward 4M1/329136Cherokee by Blood Search card 3778
Minneola Ward 24F1/329764Cherokee by Blood Search card 4047
James O. Ward 29M1/169981Cherokee by Blood Search card 4134
Yell C. Ward 45M1/41268Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
Nancy A. Ward 11F1/81269Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
John Ward 9M1/81270Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
George Ward 7M1/81271Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
Susie A. Ward 5F1/81272Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
Caldeen Ward 2M1/81273Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
Julia Ward 37F IW22479Cherokee by Blood Search card 418
    Note: Denied - marriage did not take place prior to Nov. 1, 1875
Leonorah Ward 11F1/1610864Cherokee by Blood Search card 4529
Violet Ward 9F1/1610865Cherokee by Blood Search card 4529
Thomas C. Ward 36M1/1611144Cherokee by Blood Search card 4647
Jasper Ward 55M1/828779Cherokee by Blood Search card 4657
John G.S. Ward 6M1/1628780Cherokee by Blood Search card 4657
George W. Ward 46M1/1611181Cherokee by Blood Search card 4667
Amos F. Ward 22M1/3211182Cherokee by Blood Search card 4667
William R. Ward 19M1/3211183Cherokee by Blood Search card 4667
Margaret C. Ward 17F1/3211184Cherokee by Blood Search card 4667
Nathaniel Ward 15M1/3211185Cherokee by Blood Search card 4667
Pearl Ward 11F1/3211186Cherokee by Blood Search card 4667
Mosees Ward 86M1/811385Cherokee by Blood Search card 4749
    Note: Deceased
Joel B. Ward 37M1/3211485Cherokee by Blood Search card 4800
Florence A. Ward 33F1/3211486Cherokee by Blood Search card 4800
Minnie A. Ward 13F1/3211487Cherokee by Blood Search card 4800
Clem A. Ward 10M1/3211488Cherokee by Blood Search card 4800
Lena E. Ward 9F1/3211489Cherokee by Blood Search card 4800
Finies Ward 4M1/3211490Cherokee by Blood Search card 4800
Thomas F. Ward 52M1/3224688Cherokee by Blood Search card 4832
James M. Ward 20M1/6424689Cherokee by Blood Search card 4832
Bertha M. Ward 18F1/6424690Cherokee by Blood Search card 4832
John F. Ward 16M1/6424691Cherokee by Blood Search card 4832
Ella N. Ward 13F1/6424692Cherokee by Blood Search card 4832
Eveline Ward 45F1/1611753Cherokee by Blood Search card 4917
James O. Ward 17M1/3224751Cherokee by Blood Search card 4920
Joel B.C. Ward 42M1/811772Cherokee by Blood Search card 4921
Minnie Ward 24F1/411773Cherokee by Blood Search card 4921
William R. Ward 14M7/1611774Cherokee by Blood Search card 4921

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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.

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.