I have been trying to trace my indian heritage and am having a difficult time finding birth or death certifiacates. The person I'm looking for is Clarisa Elizabeth Himes. The only clue I have is that two of her sisters spent their last years on a Cherokee Indian Reservation close to Stillwater Oklahoma in Payne County between the mid 1800s and early 1900s. Being Clarisa was from a family of 11 I don't know which sisters lived there. Below is a list of her sibblings:
Ira Dell Himes, Mary Ann Himes, Sarah Jame Himes, Rebecca V. Himes, Andrew Himes, Clarisa Elizabeth Himes, Martha Himes, William Henry Himes, Jacob Eibe Baston Himes, Margaret Susannah Himes and Powell Himes JR.
Catherine Baston and Powell Himes
Note: None of these people were born in Payne County but I believe that a few of the "siblings" might have.
Any information you have about Indian records from this time, contact people, ect. would be very helpful.