The Dawes Commission -- Applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914

President Cleveland appointed the Dawes Commission to negotiate with tribal members, who received common property in return for abolishing their tribal governments.

This series contains the original applications for tribal enrollments under the act of June 28, 1898, as well as supporting documents such as birth and death affidavits, marriage licenses, transcripts of testimony taken by the Commission, correspondence relating to the status of the application, and decisions and orders of the Dawes Commission.

In many cases there are multiple records (documents) per person.

NARA M1301.