2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2021 12:51 PM by Tamie Dehler

    How do I obtain my Indian roll number?

    John Williams Newbie

      How do I obtain my Indian roll number? I need my roll number.

        • Re: How do I obtain my Indian roll number?
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Williams,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          Without further information, we are uncertain as to exactly what you are requesting. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 544 record series relating to “Rolls” or “Enrollment” in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75).  For more information about these records, please email the custodial units listed in the Catalog descriptions.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from the various NARA units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

          Most Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) records in National Archives custody are of such an age that they do not include information about currently living individuals. If you were assigned a number by a tribe, we suggest that you contact that trobe or the (BIA) agency assigned to your tribal nation. Please see the BIA Tribal Leaders Directory for contact information.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

          • Re: How do I obtain my Indian roll number?
            Tamie Dehler Wayfarer

            Are you searching for a name on the Dawes Rolls?  If so, here is information and two searchable databases.

             

            https://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/dawes/tutorial/final-rolls.html

             

            https://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes .