My friend John Sloniker has but together these files on the Archieves at Seattle, these will give you an idea of what material is available there and at the other branches. We would like to thank him very much for his contributions and for all the help he provides to those in need of assistance.
The Seattle branch of the Federal Archives has several holdings for researching Native Americans. For many years the holdings were for the NW tribes, but now have been expanded to include many other Tribal Nations, though not all inclusive here. Here is a partial listing of all the microfilm they hold for NA research. The first three groups listed are complete, while those other groups may have only one or two items. The items that have a number starting 7RA... are copies of what can be found in the Fort Worth, Texas NA archives. To check out the holdings for the archive branches try this URL http://www.nara.gov/nara/menus/genealog.html GENERAL items Description M668 Ratified Indian Treaties, 1722-1869 A50 1870 Roll of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan I34 Yakima & Tulalip Agencies Census, 1880 P2193 Skokomish & Nisqually (Puyallup Agency) Census, 1880 M595 Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 A9/10 Special Case No. 188 - The Ghost Dance 1890-1898 7RA252 Tonkawa, Otoe, Missouri, Siletz Allotment Records, ca 1893 7RA145 U.S. Court in Indian Territory, Index to Civil Cases, 1901-1910 A48 1908 Census Roll of the Ottawas & Chippewas of Michigan A49 1909 Census Roll of the Ottawas & Chippewas of Michigan M1343 Enrollment Applications of Western Washington Indians, 1911-1919 P2286 Alaskan Village Census Rolls, 1912-1972 7RA261 E. Shawnee, W. Miami, Modoc, Ottawa, Seneca, Wyandotte, Quapaw, Peoria, Allotment Books FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole) 7RA74 Delawares Who Elected to Remove to Indian Country, Register of Shawnees 1871; North Carolina Cherokees Who Removed to Cherokee Nation, 1881 7RA70 Index, 1896 Citizenship Application, Dawes Commission I13 Index to Five Civilized Tribes, 1896-1907 M1186 Enrollment Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 M1301 Applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 7RA181 Records Relating to Choctaw-Chickasaw Townsites-Letters Sent by Chickasaw Commission, 1902-1904 7RA53 Intruder Dockets and Indexes-Dawes, ca 1906-1915 T529 Final Rolls of Five Civilized Tribes, 1907 (Dawes Rolls) 7RA92 Report on Enrollment/Dawes Commission, 1909 7RA32 Index to Orders for Removal of Restrictions, Five Civilized Tribes. 7RA98 U.S. Court Appeals of Rullings/Dawes Commission CHEROKEE items Description M208 Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee, 1801-35 A21 Register of Cherokees Who Wished to Remain in the East, 1817-1819 (Treaty of 1817) A22 Plots and Surveys of Cherokee Reservations, 1817-1820 A23 Cherokee Emigrants, 1817-1838 and Muster Rolls A18 Records of the First Board of Cherokee Commissioners; Property Valuation, 1835-1839 (Tennessee & Georgia) T496 Cherokee Indians Index & Census, 1835 ("Henderson Roll") A17 Decisions on Cherokee Spoilation Claims, 1838 A19 Records of the 4th Board of Cherokee Commissioner Minutes, 1846-1847 7RA6 Eastern Cherokee Rolls, 1848-52 ("Mullay & Siler Rolls") 7RA29 1867 Census Roll of Eastern Cherokees 7RA4 Cherokee Census, 1867 ("Thompkins Rolls") 7RA51 Alphabetical Index to Cherokee Freedmen, 1867-1897 7RA73 Cherokee Delaware Census, 1867 and an 1893 Copy of a List of Delawares incorporated into the Cherokee Nation in 1867 7RA7 Cherokee Census, 1880 7RA33 Cherokee PpPayroll, 1880 ("Lipe Roll") 7RA25 Cherokee Citizenship Docket Books, 1880-1889 7RA90/91 Register of Cherokee Students, 1881-1882 7RA29 Cherokee Census, 1883 7RA56 Cherokee Census, 1883 (1887 copy missing Sequoyah District) 7RA57 Cherokee Payment Roll, 1883 7RA58 Cherokee Census, 1886 7RA72 Persons Rejected/Cherokee Citizenship, 1887-1889 7RA59 Cherokee Payment Roll, 1890 7RA60 1897 Copy of Cherokee Payment Roll of 1890 7RA8 Cherokee Census, 1890 (no index) 7RA54 Cherokee Census, 1893 (includes Delawares, Shawnees, and Freedmen 7RA55 Cherokee Census of Intruders, 1893 7RA38 Payroll by Right of Cherokee Blood, Going Snake District, 1894 ("Starr Roll") T985 Old Settler Cherokee Census/Payment Index, 1895-96 7RA34 Cherokee Old Settlers Payment Roll, 1896 7RA19 Cherokee Census, 1896 A32 Cherokee Freedmen Payment Roll, 1896 7RA71 Index to Cherokee Roll of1896, not including Freedmen 7RA80 Payroll of Destitute Cherokees, 1902, and Payroll of Intermarried Whites, 1910 M1104 Eastern Cherokee Applications (US Court of Claims) 1906-09 7RA24 Index to Cherokee Rejected Cards, ca 1907 7RA28 Index to Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Cherokee Tribes of Indian Territory, ca 1907 M685 Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-10 ("Guion-Miller Roll") [includes Drennen Roll of Emmigrant Cherokee and Index, and an Index to the Siler Roll, m/f roll 12] 7RA82 Cherokee Index and Equalization Roll, 1910 A20 Copybook of Special Agent Charles L. Davis, North Carolina Cherokee Indian Records, 1910-1911 7RA81 Cherokee Index and Payroll, 1912 A42 Muster Roll of Cherokee Indians to Emmigrate west of the Mississippi. A35 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, ("Baker Roll") This completes the listing for Cherokee as of Feb, 1996. Phillip Lothyan, the Director for past 20 yr, reports that more is expected in the near future. He also reports major System changes for 1997. Phillip Lothyan, Director Federal Archives, Seattle Br. (ph. 206 526-6507) 6125 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115 Seattle Puplic Library item: John: Yes, the Seattle Public library owns the first 8 volumes of CHEROKEE BY BLOOD. The call no is R929.373/J764C Darlene Hamilton Remember, this is what is at the Pacific NW Regional Archives, and some of these, as well as other records, can be found at other branches, or through the LDS FHC branches. Check for them there. Other Seattle Archive branch holdings include: CHICKASAW A36 1847 Chickasaw Census Roll and 1837-39 Muster Rolls 7RA21 Records of the Five Civilized Tribes, Chickasaw Rolls ca 1898-1910 CHOCTAW A39 1831 Choctaw/Armstrong Roll A40 Index to Choctaw Emigrants, 1838-55; Register of Choctaw Indians, Eastern Choctaw Census 1856 7RA2 Index to Census Roll of the Choctaw Nation, 1896 7RA116 Records Relating to the Identification of the Mississippi Choctaws, 1899-1904 7RA147 Index of Choctaw "R" Cards, ca 1907 7RA90/91 Choctaw Payment Roll and Index, 1911 7RA93 1916 Choctaw $300 Payment Roll and Index. A37/38 Alphabetical List of Choctaw Reserves, n.d. CREEK T275 Creek Indians Census, 1832 7RA5 Dunn Rolls of 1867 and 1869, Citizens and Freedmen of the Creek Nation 7RA46 1890 Creek Payroll 7RA69 1896 Creek Roll (Colbert Roll) A43/44 Loyal Creek Payroll, 1903 A41 Creek Orphans and List of Payments to be Made. SEMINOLE 7RA20 Records of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes, Seminole Rolls and Allotment Schedules, ca 1907 INDIAN SCHOOLS P2008 Chemawa Register of Pupils Admitted, 1880-1927 P2263 Chemawa Student Index/Class Rolls, 1885-1921 7RA87 Records of Chilocco Indian School, 1904-26 COEUR D'ALENE 1 item COLVILLE 1 item DELAWARE A45 Registry of Delaware Indians, Patent Lists, Appraisement and Schedule of Payments, 1867-1874 7RA26 Delaware Indians Payroll, 1896 and 1904 FLATHEAD M1350 Enrollment Records of Flathead Indians, 1903-1908 LEMHI (Shoshone/Bannock) I46 Register of Indian Families, Lemhi Agency, July 1, 1901; Register of Indian Families, 1903 or 1904, Records of Births and Deaths, 1910-1923 MENOMINEE A46 Menominee Annuity and Enrollment Payment Rolls, 1849-1873 MIAMI (Ohio) 7RA78 Miami Agency Census Rolls, 1871-1959 7RA150 Miami Indian Agency, Selected Lists, 1880-1936 QUAPAW 7RA36 Quapaw Competency Commission Reports, 1910-11 QUINAULT 1 item SIOUX P2015 Sioux (Ft. Peck Agency) Census, 1881 UTE A7/8 Selected Documents from Special Case Number 112 - Ute Commission, ca 1880-99 WARM SPRINGS P2007 Warm Springs Agency Census, 1880-1882 The above information comes from a hand-out ($.50 Donation), kept at the Information Desk manned by Volunteers, many from the local SEATTLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PO Box 75388 Seattle, WA 98125-0388 If you are closer to Chicago than Fort Worth or Seattle, check with them, to see what they might have. Let them know that you are interested in doing your research closer to home. There is always web browsing to find out what the archives have by using the URL http://www.nara.gov/nara/menus/genealog.html Happy to help anytime, John *====*====*====*====*====*====*====*====*====*====*====*====*====* # John Wm Sloniker
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