To everyone on the Bowles list who has been told that they have
some Native American ancestry, one of the key documents to search for
ancestors is the Dawes Index. The on-line magazine, Ancestry, is posting
the Index for our free perusal for 9 more days.
Maybe some of you will have time to go through it, while everyone
else is watching a football game after the turkey...
Best wishes to all,
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 20:15:56 -0800
Reply-To: John Wm Sloniker <johnwms(a)SERV.NET>
Sender: Native American history and genealogy discussion
Subject: Net: Dawes Commission Index
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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 19:34:07 -0700
From: Hettrick/Hill <dhettrick(a)earthlink.net>
NATIVE AMERICAN LINKS: Dawes Commission Index 1898-1914
On November 25, 1997, this database was placed on Ancestry's
website where it will be available for a FREE search for 10 days.
Thereafter it will be available only to subscribers.
MISSING LINKS: A Weekly Newsletter for Genealogists
Vol. 2, No. 48, 27 November 1997 (THANKSGIVING edition)
Copyright (c) 1997 Julia M. Case and Myra Vanderpool Gormley
Commonly called the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes,
the Dawes Commission was appointed by President Grover Cleveland
in 1893. In return for abolishing their tribal governments and
recognizing state and federal laws, members of the Five Civilized
Tribes -- the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole
-- were given a share of common property. This database indexes
the original applications for tribal enrollments under the Act of
June 28, 1898. It also indexes documents such as birth and death
affidavits, marriage licenses, and decisions and orders of the
To search this database, go to: