Cherokee Rolls: Keetoowah Base Roll
The Keetoowah Base Roll is the roll upon which enrollment in the United Keetoowah Band, one of the three federally-recognized Cherokee tribes.
On September 20, 1905 the Keetoowah Society was incorporated. In 1906, the Cherokee Nation was dissolved, but the Keetoowah Society continued to operate as a separate entity. In the 1930s the Indian Reorganization Act and the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act enables tribes to reconstitute and seek recognition from the federal government. In 1946, President Harry Truman signed a bill recognizing the Keetoowahs and permitting them to formally organize as the United Keetoowah Band (UKB), separate the Cherokee Nation.
In 1949, the UKB created a Base Roll of all those individuals recognizes a members of the Keetoowah. This roll now serves as the basis for enrollment into the United Keetoowah Band. Tribal members must be listed on this roll or descended from an individual on this roll, plus meet the minimum blood quantum requirement of one quarter (1/4) degree Keetoowah Cherokee blood.
Elements of the Keetoowah Base Roll:
Quantum – the United Keetoowah Band Cherokee blood quantum of the enrolled individual
Location – the name of the Oklahoma town where the enrolled individual was living. In cases where the individual was living outside of Oklahoma, the city and state are noted.
Please enter at least three characters of the persons first or last name to search the roll.