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American Indian Winners of the Medal of Honor

Navajo Code Talker Fact Sheet

Native Links - For all of us who heard as a child, great grand someone in our family was a Native American these pages are meant to help answer that question. From here you can find links to a variety of information and records, most of which are for the Native America
For American Indian Patriots, by an American Indian Patriot

Kalita's People: A History of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians of Texas

Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, 1855-1868

Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, 1870-1909

The Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of World War Two

Eastern Cherokee Census Records, 1899-1927 CD

Hell's Branch Office: Florida's Choctaw Indians

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: Images of America

The Final Rolls of Citizens & Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory

American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1971-1985 icon

American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924 icon

Native American Periodicals and Newspapers, 1828-1982: Bibliography, Publishing Record, and Holdings

Native American Directory: Vital Records of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin icon

Indian Wills, 1911-1921

Pioneers of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory icon

LeFlore County, Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1900 Census

Chickasaw Rolls: Annuity Rolls of 1857 - 1860 and the "1855" Chickasaw District Roll of 1856 icon

Our People and Where They Rest: a Visit to Eighty-Nine Old Cemeteries in the Old Cherokee Nation icon

Exploring Your Cherokee Ancestry: A Basic Genealogical Research Guide icon

Personal Histories of Cherokees icon

Tahlequah, Oklahoma: The Cherokee Nation icon

Tracing Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes: Southeastern Indians Prior to Removal

Six Nations of New York: 1892 U. S. Census Bulletin icon

Unconquered People: Florida's Seminole and Miccosukee Indians icon

Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Southern Florida (Images of America) icon

1832 Creek Census

Native American Flags icon

The Churches and the Indian Schools , 1888 - 1912 icon

Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa icon

Indians of Eastern Oklahoma: Including Quapaw Agency Indians icon

1901-1907 Seneca, Eastern Shawnee, Miami, Modoc, Ottawa, Peoria, Wuapaw, Wyandotte Indians icon

1890 Cherokee Nation Census CD

Carlos MONTEZUMA, M.D.: A Yavapai American Hero icon

Cherokee by Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U. S. Court of Claims

Census of the Blackfeet: Montana, 1897-1898 icon

The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Red Clay and Rattlesnake Springs: A History of the Cherokee Indians of Bradley County, Tennessee icon

American Indian Archival Material: A Guide to Holdings in the Southeast

Extra Census Bulletin. The Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory: The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek & Seminole Nations

Indians of Ohio and Wyandot County icon

Creek Indian History: A Historical Narrative of the Genealogy, Traditions and Downfall of the Ispocoga or Creek Indian Tribe of Indians by One of the Tribe, George Stiggins

The Jicarilla Apaches of New Mexico 1540-1967 icon

Choctaw of Mississippi 1929-1932 icon

Cherokees East of the Mississippi River icon

Sold! Unhallowed Intrusion: A History of Cherokee Families in Forsyth County, Georgia icon

Campbell's Abstract of Creek Freedman Census Cards and Index icon

Campbell's Abstract of Seminole Indian Census Cards and Index icon

Probate Records 1892-1904 Northern District Cherokee Nation icon

Beyond the Reservation: Indians, Settlers, and the Law in Washington Territory, 1853-1889 icon

The Settlement of the Estates of Deceased Kickapoo Indians in the State of Kansas-&-the Sale of the Otoe and Missouria Indian Reservation in the States of Nebraska and Kansas icon

The Indian Scout: Newspaper Published for the Kickapoo, Shawnee and Patowatomie Indians of Oklahoma and Their Friends and Neighbors. Vols. I Through IV, Bound in One Volume icon

The Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes: a Critical Bibliography icon

Circle of Life: the Miccosukee Indian Way icon

The Seminole Indians of Florida icon

Handbook of Yokuts Indians

Original 1851 American Indians, Their History, Condition and Prospects, From Original Notes and Manuscripts icon

The Kansas Indians: A History of the Wind People, 1673-1873 (The Civilization of the American Indian Series; V. 114)

Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation

Indian Justice: A Cherokee Murder Trial At Tahlequah In 1840 icon
Cherokee County, OK

Mississippi (MS) Choctaw Indian Census With Births, Deaths, Marriages 1933-1939 icon

The Unalachtigo of New Jersey: The Original People of Cumberland County icon

Peter Pitchlynn: Chief of the Choctaws icon

Choctaws and Missionaries in Mississippi, 1818-1918 icon

American Indian Archival Material: A Guide to Holdings in the Southeast

Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, 1843-1904, Including some Ottawa and Chippewa, 1843-1866, and Potawatomi of Indiana, 1869 and 1885

The Eastern Band of Cherokees, 1819-1900 icon

Pocahontas' Descendants
"The Pocahontas Foundation, based upon information furnished to it, has compiled a tentative list of the descendants of Pocahontas, a list set forth in Pocahontas' Descendants . This present volume, the third involving additions and corrections to the existing work, contains more than 120 pages of changes and revisions, with a forty-page index of 6,500 names. The name of the spouse of a Pocahontas descendant is listed even though that spouse is not a descendant of Pocahontas, but the name of a parent of such a spouse is not indexed unless, of course, that parent is a descendant of Pocahontas as well. This new volume is an indispensable adjunct to contemporary Pocahontas scholarship."

Comanches in the New West, 1895-1908: Historic Photographs (The Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture, No. 1)

A Student's Guide to Native American Genealogy  

Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal

Indians from New York in Wisconsin & Elsewhere: A Genealogy Reference

Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers
"When I was going to boarding school, the U.S. government told us not to speak Navajo," recalls Teddy Draper Sr. of Chinle, Arizona, "but during the war, they wanted us to speak it!" Speaking their native language--which the Japanese could not decode--Navajo soldiers were instrumental in U.S. marine victories in the Pacific during World War II, relaying vital information between the front lines and headquarters. Kenji Kawano, a native Japanese photographer whose black and white images of surviving "code talkers" are unusual for their sensitivity, notes with some irony that these soldiers were his father's enemies at one time.

Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Seminole, Creek

Cherokee Connections
by Myra Vanderpool Gormley
"Cherokee Connections is an introduction to genealogical sources pertaining to the Cherokee nation, and it is designed specifically for researchers who are trying to prove their heritage for tribal membership as well as for those who are simply interested in investigating family legends about Cherokee ancestry. It includes a thumbnail history of the tribe that is both fascinating and informative. In addition, the book elaborates on such famous topics as the "Trail of Tears," the seven clans, and tribal divisions. Cherokee Connections also examines some of the myths and folklore surrounding this famous Native American tribe.

"All important sources of genealogical value are explained with respect to the reasons why the various records were generated and where they can be accessed today. This includes such well-known records as the Dawes Commission records, the Dawes Final Rolls, and the Guion Miller Rolls, to mention only a few. The bibliography provides references to other material of genealogical and historical value, while four carefully drawn maps show Cherokee settlements in the southeast and later settlements in Oklahoma and points west. For anyone with an interest in Cherokee ancestry, this little provides instant gratification, supplying all essential information in a mere sixty-four pages of text."

The Dawes Commission and the Allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes 1893-1914 icon
"Important New Resource for Native American Research from
of special interest to researchers of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek or Seminole Indian Nations.

"Discover how the U.S. Congress tried to end self-government for five major American Indian tribes and assimilate them into the dominant culture. Regarded by some as a human tragedy, The Dawes Commission is one of the most highly controversial subjects involving US government treatment of Native Americans. From 1893 to 1914, the program provided an allotment of land to each Indian that enrolled. Yet of the 300,000 people who applied for enrollment, almost two thirds were rejected. Why? The answer to that golden question has eluded scholars for nearly a century. This important work takes major strides in unraveling the mystery.

"Ken Carter's thorough research of the Dawes Commission delves into its organization and procedures to clarify enrollment and allotment decisions for the thousands of people who applied. It points out the difficulties Congress had in implementing its plan and the disastrous effects the program had on the people it was designed to help. Rich in historical photographs, thoroughly footnoted, and containing actual documents of the commission's records, the book will provide anyone with interest in the Dawes Commission, or of Native American ancestry, a heightened understanding of the Dawes Commission and the Five Civilized Tribes. Includes a list of tribal rolls from the Dawes Commission records."

Cherokee Proud: A Guide for Tracing and Honoring Your Cherokee Ancestors
"New second edition, partially in full color of Cherokee Proud, 1st ed. which has been one of the best selling Native American books in the nation for over two years. Absolutely the "bible" of Cherokee Indian Genealogy written by a Cherokee who is considered an expert in tracing Cherokee roots. Millions of Americans have family traditions of Cherokee blood, but few know the steps necessary to prove or disprove the old stories. This highly acclaimed and comprehensive new 336 page book contains everything any researcher needs to guide them to documenting ancestry. Includes many little known places to search other than the usual census rolls. If the data in Cherokee Proud , 2nd Ed. doesn't lead one to proof of Cherokee ancestry, nothing can! Also features ribbons of Cherokee culture: history, customs, music, dance and language to acquaint those who have just learned of possible blood connections with the lifestyles of those they seek."

Osage Indian Bands and Clans
"The grandson of an Osage Indian, author Louis Burns wrote this primer to help persons of Osage descent trace their paternal lineage and to introduce researchers to Osage culture and the nuances of its language. The book opens with a discussion of the Osage dispersion from Missouri to Oklahoma and Kansas from about 1800 to 1870. Mr. Burns provides very helpful maps showing the concentration of the various tribal bands in each state. Next comes a summary of the richest sources of 19th-century Osage heritage, namely, Jesuit records, a great source of information concerning baptisms, marriages and interments; U.S. Government Annuity Rolls; and Osage Mission records, the best source of Osage family data. The aforementioned is followed by a list of tribal towns, as extracted from Jesuit records, and a list of Osage bands as found in the Annuity Rolls of 1878. When these sources are used in conjunction with the author's detailed listing of clans and their members, which furnishes names in both phonetic Osage and English, researchers stand a good chance of tracing their Native American heritage from about 1800 to the present. The balance of this carefully crafted volume focuses on aspects of the language, some knowledge of which is indispensable for successful research. Featured are an index to Osage names in Osage and in English, a listing of and indexes to kinship terms, a critical pronunciation key to Osage, and a conversion table for Osage Indian syllables. Mr. Burns' seminal work concludes with a bibliography of tribal literature."

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