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    Deciphering Dawes Census Cards

    Meg Hacker Wayfarer

      The Dawes Census cards pertaining to the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Tribes in Oklahoma--provide a wide array of information. The trick is learning how to decipher the card. Here is a NARA website introducing the census cards and providing annotated copies: Dawes Records: Census Cards. Take a moment and look at each of the sampled cards at the bottom of the page.  If you have any questions about the cross references outlined on these cards or any others, please do not hesitate to ask!