We have just added a few more gems to our Native American genealogy section here at the Genealogy Center.
1) The four volume set of The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes.
a. Volume 1 – Northeast, Southeast and Caribbean
b. Volume 2 – Great Basin, Southwest and Middle America
c. Volume 3 – Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains and Plateau
d. Volume 4 – California, Pacific Northwest and Pacific Islands
An excerpt from the Preface to Volume 1 – “This four volume reference source presents historical, cultural, and current information on nearly 400 Native groups within 13 geographic regions…Each volume includes maps that indicate historical origins of tribal groups as well as locations of contemporary state and federal reservations…”
2) The two volume set – Cherokee Intruder Cases Dockets of Hearings 1901-1909
From the Introduction – “The term “Intruder” refers to an illegal resident in the Cherokee Nation who is living on land that does not belong to him/her. The term “Allottee” refers to a legal resident of the Cherokee Nation who has been allotted, or given, a parcel of tribal land in the Cherokee Nation through the Dawes Act of 1898-1914.
3) Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Agent Horace B. Durant’s 1907 Durant Roll Field Notes – Correspondence and Field Notes Relating to the Census Roll of All Members or Descendants of Members Who Were on the Roll of the Ottawa and the Chippewa Tribes of Michigan in 1870, and Living on March 4, 1907
4) Cherokee Ration Books 1836-1838 New Echota
From the Introduction – “These records were taken over a three year time period and some of them were recorded at New Echota in north Georgia and some of them were taken at Camp Clanewaugh which was somewhere in the area of Ross’ Landing which later became Chattanooga, Tennessee…”
5) Cherokee Valuation Records
From the Introduction – “The records contained in this volume are taken from five small books that were microfilmed by the Georgia State Archives. They are a record of the various groups of men chosen to give a fair evaluation of the property of each Cherokee family that would be displaced in the removal…”
6) Atlas of the North American Indian
7) Who Was Who in Native American History
These are just the NEW additions to our collection. Our Native American section occupies a whole range (literally) devoted to researching various tribes throughout the United States and North America.
So, if you are researching your Native American ancestry, come in and look over our collection here at the Genealogy Center.