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Creek "Old Series" cards
c. 1898

The Creek "Old Series" cards were compiled c. 1898 and predate the Dawes cards compiled 1899-1907.  These cards often have information that is different than the final Dawes cards such as more specific blood percentages and different names.   They also record persons who died just prior to the compiling of the final Dawes cards. These cards are arranged by district, card number, and then by family groups. The "Old Series" card numbers DO NOT correspond with any of the Dawes card or roll numbers. The card number can only be found on the 1895 Creek Payroll next to the name of the person. There are 19 boxes of records.  The Creek Freedmen cards are arranged alphabetically by last name.

See example of an "Old Series" card.

These records are part of Record Group 75 (BIA records) and are housed in National Archives branch in Fort Worth, Texas.  Please see how to access original records at the National Archives.  These records are listed in the BIA inventory, entry 124. The accession or location number is:  A-6-86-6


Box list

Creek Indians

BoxCards
11-240
2241-520
3521-760
4761-1000
51001-1240
61241-1480
71481-1720
81721-2000
92001-2280
102281-2560
112561-2840
122841-3080
133081-3193

Creek Freedmen (alphabetical)

BoxCards Last Names
141-235A-Coleman
15236-499Coleman-Grayson
16500-760Grayson-Lee
17761-999Leslie-Nero
181000-1240Nero-Smith
191241-1440Smith-end

The following Creek cards correspond
with these judicial districts
1-535Coweta
1004-1471Deep Fork
1474-2157Muskogee
2158-2432Okmulgee
2433-3031Wewoka
3032-3193(Doubtful)