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Black Indian Genealogy Research: African-American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, An Expanded Edition Paperback – August 24, 2007
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In 1907, the Indian Territory became the State of Oklahoma. To qualify for the payments and land allotments set aside for the Five Civilized Tribes, the former slaves of these nations had to apply for official enrollment, thus producing testimonies of immense value to today’s genealogist. In this expanded edition, Ms. Walton-Raji shows where to find and how to use the Indian Freedman Records, discusses Black Indians and Tri-Racial groups, explores the lifestyle of Indian ancestors, and presents Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole case studies. Appendices include: documents from a federal census, Indian surnames from the 1900 census, freedmen surnames from the Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes, surnames of Tri-Racial isolates, and miscellaneous Black Indian documents. This volume is further enhanced by a bibliography and an index to names and subjects.