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Cherokee blood

Cherokee blood

Posted: 17 Feb 2010 9:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Speary, Tracewell
I've always heard from my Grandmother that she is half Cherokee. Making my dad 1/4 and me 1/8th. I just can't seem to find any information proving that this is true. Does anyone know how to go about searching?

Re: Cherokee blood

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 7:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Well the easiest way to find out is to check Indian rolls. One example is the Dawes which enrolled Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Creek signed between 1898 and 1914 in Oklahoma aka Indian territory.

That link gives you access to searching the Dawes, check to see if any of your grandmothers parents or grandparents appear on it. Also check Indian census records here on Ancestry and at
there are a bunch of different rolls that you can check to see if you have an ancestor that was listed on it.

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