Applications for Enrollment of Creek Newborn
Act of 1905 Volume XIII
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This multi-volume series transcribes the Applications for Enrollment of Creek Newborn, National Archive film M-1301 (Act of 1905), as described in the National Archives publication American Indians. The Creek newborn applications represent one component of the larger body of applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 (Dawes Commission).
The Dawes Commission ultimately accepted applications for 2,410 children by the deadline of midnight, May 2, 1905; however, only 1,171 of those claimants were ultimately approved. Mr. Bowen’s transcriptions include all correspondence associated with the 1,171 successful Creek claimants. Besides the names of all parents and "newborns," the applications include the names of doctors, lawyers, midwives, and other Creek relatives who attended to the Creek Nation before and during this time in history. In all, researchers will find about 2,500 additional Creek connections in the name index to the newly transcribed Volume XIII.
406 pages, paper