Dawes Roll

These Boen/Bowens were listed in the Dawes Commission Index, 1896.  This is an index to over 14,000 records of individuals in the Five Civilized Tribes that applied for citizenship under the Act of 1896. The Five Civilized Tribes include the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chicasaw, Creek and the Seminole. Each record includes the individual's name tribe, and case number. This compilation, in effect an Indian census, was also used as the basis for the allotment of tribal lands to individual Indians. 

It is my understanding that the 1896 Index was later thrown out as the majority of those listed were found to be non-Indians. The Dawes Final Roll was completed and was used to determine Indian citizenship.  However, many people chose not to apply for the final roll for one reason or another.  Those who didn't apply gave up their citizenship forever and those who lived outside of the tribal land in Indian Territory also gave up their rights as well.

Also, following the 1896 Index is the Dawes Commission Index, 1898-1914.

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DAWES COMMISSION INDEX, 1896

    BOEN/BOWEN

  • Julia Ann Boen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Mary Boen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Nancy Jane Boen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Rosa Boen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Sarah Boen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Eliza Jane Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Elizabeth Jane Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • George W. Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • George Washington Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • James Spencer Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Jessie Anderson Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Jessie Anderson Bowen Jr. - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Leona May Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Nancy Barthena Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Polly Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Polly Cooper Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Rosa Evelin Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • Rosa Isabel Bowen Higgins - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • W. H. Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418
  • William Houston Bowen - Choctaw - Case #1418

    BOWEN
     
  • R. J. Bowen - Cherokee - Case #1888
     
  • Willie Bowen - Cherokee - Case #2590
     
  • William J. Bowen - Cherokee - Case #2748
     
  • Ellis T. Bowen - Cherokee - Case #3024
  • Rees T. Bowen, Jr. - Cherokee - Case #3024
  • Stuart Bowen - Cherokee - Case #3024
  • Thomas P. Bowen - Cherokee - Case #3024
     
  • William Bowen - Cherokee - Case #3436
     
  • Jefferson David Bowen - Cherokee - Case #3470
  • Thaner Bowen - Cherokee - Case #3470
     
  • William R. Bowen - Cherokee - Case #3855
     

DAWES COMMISSION INDEX, 1898-1914

  • A. M. Bowen - Cherokee - #2077 - age 5 residing in Yoakum
  • Allen Bowen - Cherokee - #2078 - parent
  • Anna Bowen - Cherokee - #2079 - parent
  • Cain H. Bowen - Cherokee - #2080 - parent
  • Dora A. Bowen - Cherokee - #2081 - parent
  • Iva May Bowen - Cherokee - #2082 - age 2 residing Muldrow
  • James L. Bowen - Cherokee - #2083 - parent
  • Lillie J. Bowen - Cherokee - #2084 - age 1 residing Muldrow
  • Lydia M. Bowen - Cherokee - #2085 - parent
  • M. A. Bowen - Cherokee - #2086 - age 3 residing Yoakum
  • Moses M. Bowen - Cherokee - #2087 - age 57 residing Afton - REJECTED
  • R. N. Bowen - Cherokee - #2088 - age 1 residing Yoakum
  • Seymour C. Bowen - Cherokee - #2089 - age 9 residing Yoakum
  • W. A. Bowen - Cherokee - #2090 - age 8 residing Yoakum
     

Source Information:
United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Applications From the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office, Relating to Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes Under the Act of 1896, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington: 1992.

 



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