The 1898 Dawes Roll “Plus” indexes the 1898 Dawes roll of 36,714 names and contains a vast amount of information about each enrollee. The Dawes Roll recorded those who were members of the Cherokee Nation upon its dissolution in 1898 and today serves as a basis for the membership rolls in the Cherokee Nation. The 1898 Dawes Roll Plus includes information such as ages, quantum, addresses, relationships, Miller Roll number, surname changes by marriage, divorce and adoption.
If you are looking for your Cherokee ancestors on the rolls, this is a great resource. Intended for the do-it-yourself researcher, 1898 Dawes Roll Plus gives researchers a great start when approaching the Dawes roll.
About the Author: Bob Blankenship is Eastern Band Cherokee and is serving his sixth term as a Tribal Council Member. He is publisher of five books on Cherokee genealogy and is the President of the Museum of the Cherokee Indians.
All Things Cherokee Recommendation: This book is an excellent start if you are researching Cherokee families on the Dawes roll. The book is just an index, and will require additional research into your family tree. But it’s a handy reference for looking up your ancestors.
~Christina Berry, All Things Cherokee