Dear Ms. Richardson,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
In the 1920’s, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) reviewed all the various censuses and rolls and then established the Eastern Cherokee and the Baker Roll. Please see NARA’s website Baker Roll, 1924-1929 for more information. You may access the Cherokee Rolls: Baker Roll at no cost. However, if your ancestors lived with the Eastern Cherokee but never made it to the Baker Roll, then you may wish to browse BIA’s censuses beginning with the year 1898 Free US Indian Census Rolls 1885-1940 to ascertain if they were included among the 3,000 members.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
[Information provided by Cody White, Subject Matter Expert]