Identified Mississippi Choctaw
Enrollment Cards' Dawes Packets 1902-1909
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Having finished three volumes of Identified Mississippi Choctaw Enrollment Cards 1902-1909 (922 Cards); the next books in the series will be covering a different phase of the work so to speak. You will find full transcriptions (or copies thereof) of the coinciding Dawes Packets for each individual card when provided by the original record keepers.
The copious amount of information these people had to provide to the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes is just incredible. You will have dates for births, deaths, marriages; correspondence between attorney and client; the ruling of the Commission handed down to the applicants; and so much more.
It’s exciting to be able to share this material with those for the most part that normally wouldn’t have access to such an overwhelming amount of family record as well as providing it to those that need it the most. This is one of the few times in over twenty years of record transcriptions that this author will be able to provide highly readable material so the family member now can actually learn through their ancestor’s testimony and conversation who they were and what they went through.
It was felt that each packet needed to be fully transcribed so as not to leave any information unrecorded in case the records herein may possibly be important for someone’s family history and research. The Dawes Packets were a wealth of information in many cases with great detail for getting the correct information when a card was difficult to read and completing the work rather than guessing what it might say.
So, if you or someone you know is researching their Choctaw heritage these books could be an important addition to yours or their research library. These cards and Dawes Packets could well mix with our original series Choctaw By Blood Enrollment Cards 1898 - 1914 because of the relations of both those that moved to Indian Territory and those that stayed in Mississippi, thus connecting thousands of tribal members and bloodlines from both sides of the spectrum.
426 pages, paper