Dear Mr. Gourd,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Eastern Cherokee Census Rolls, 1835-1884, the series Roll of Eastern Cherokee, 1909 and the series Rolls of Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1928 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) (Record Group 75) that may contain the information you are seeking. We located 24 additional series related to "Eastern Cherokee" and 10 additional series related to "Eastern Band of Cherokee" in Record Group 75. Some of these records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC (RDT1) at email@example.com.
Next, we located the series Eastern Cherokee Applications, 8/29/1906 - 5/26/1909, the series Roll of Eastern Cherokees, 1909, the series Supplemental Roll of Eastern Cherokees, 1910, and 10 more series related to the Eastern Cherokee in the Records of the U.S. Court of Claims (Record Group 123) that might also be of interest to you. Some of these records may be digitized and available in the Catalog. Please contact RDT1 at firstname.lastname@example.org
for assistance with the non-digitized records.
You may use the Catalog to review more information about the Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Committee, the Eastern Cherokee Enrolling Commission, and the U.S. Court of Claims that ruled in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, May 18, 1905, and directed the Secretary of the Interior to identify those persons eligible to share a special Congressional claims compensation appropriations of June 30, 1906. We suggest that you review the History Hub blog posts Seeking Cherokee rolls from the East Coast and Seeking Cherokee removal maps for more information.
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We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!