Unlocking the Information in the Dawes Roll

First and foremost, what exactly is the Dawes Roll and why is it so important? The Dawes Roll was an allotment roll for the Five Civilized Tribes. It was created by the Dawes Commission in 1893, which was authorized by the U.S. Congress to prepare and execute the General Allotment Act of 1887. The GeneralContinue reading “Unlocking the Information in the Dawes Roll”