The applications for enrollment of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks, as well as those of former slaves (freedmen) of the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes. Seminole applications are not included as none were found. Applicants include Indians by blood, spouses of Indians, and freedmen. Roll 1 is an index to the series.
A well researched compilation on the Dawes Commission. Good bibliography with two appendices, one that is a list of the Tribal Rolls
Cotterill’s book is a fine source for information on the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, and Chickasaw Indians before 1830.
The first reel is an index to the final rolls, which provide the roll number for each person. No indexes have been located for the majority of the "D" and "R" cards. The information given on each applicant includes name, roll number, age, gender, degree of Indian blood, relationship to the head of the family, parents' names, and references to enrollment on earlier rolls used by the Commission for verification of eligibility.