Dawes Commission (Indian Census), 1898-1914

Control Number Type Age Sex Roll Degree Census Card Number Name Spencer #
NRFF-75-53A-45458 By Blood 40 Male 980 50% 295 Charles Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45461 Parent   Male     295 Henry Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45454 Parent   Female     295 (no name given) Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45462 Parent   Male     296 Henry Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45463 Parent   Male     297 Henry Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45468 By Blood 30 Female 987 25% 297 Josie Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45464 Parent   Male     394 Henry Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45470 Parent   Female     394 Thompson Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45465 Parent   Male     460 Henry Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45471 Parent   Female     460 Mrs. Thompson Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45466 Parent   Male     462 Henry Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45472 Parent   Female     462 Mrs. Thompson Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45457 Parent   Female     3579 Annie Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45459 Parent   Male     3579 Charles Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45460 By Blood 1 Female 9565 25% 3579 Eveline Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45456 Parent   Female     M359 Anna Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45467 Minor 1 Male 379 25% M359 Henry Stevens Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45455 Parent   Female     NB26 Anna Rowley  
NRFF-75-53A-45469 Newborn 2 Female   25% NB26 Ruby Rowley  


Commonly called the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, the Dawes Commission was appointed by President Grover Cleveland in 1893. In return for abolishing their tribal governments and recognizing state and federal laws, tribe members of the Five Civilized Tribes - the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole - were given a share of common property. This database indexes the original applications for tribal enrollments under the act of June 28, 1898. It also indexes documents such as birth and death affidavits, marriage licenses, and decisions and orders of the Commission.

Source Information:

United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Applications for Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington: 1992.

Reference Information for all records:

Unit of Description: Item
Record Group Number: 75
Series ID: 53A
Title: Enrollment Form
General Materials Designator Record Type: Textual Records
Reference Unit: National Archives--Southwest Region
Agency Name: National Archives and Records Administration
Facility Name: Building 1, Dock 1
Address: 501 West Felix Street
City: Fort Worth
State: TX
Zip Code: 76115
Telephone Number: 817-334-5525
Fax Number: 817-334-5621
Organizational Code: NRFF
Creating Organization: Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Scope and Content:
Tribe: Creek
Item Count/Item Type: item(s) |c 1
Source Project: Kiosk