Native Study Website

native study

I recently came across the Native Study website.

http://www.nativestudy.com/index.html

This site has several books of transcribed original records.  For the most part, records deal with the following tribes:

  • Cherokee
  • Chickasaw
  • Choctaw
  • Creek
  • Seminole
  • Blackfeet
  • Delaware
  • Hopi
  • Navajo
  • Sioux

However, a second set of records, Native American Will and Probate Records, deals with a different set of tribes and records.  The website states:

“In accordance with federal statutes enacted in 1910 and 1913, the Law and, subsequently, the Probate Divisions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs were responsible for determining the heirs of deceased Indian trust allottees.  Ultimately, Native Americans submitted more than 2,500 pages of wills and probate records to the Bureau. These records span the period 1911 to 1921 and, with a few exceptions, pertain to Indian families living in the Plains and several western states.”

For information about Indian Trust Allotments and the division of tribal land, visit this link:

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/MI/AI/AI_land_def.pdf

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About robertajestes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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