The Dawes Commission And the Allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes 1893-1914. By Kent Carter. This is a genealogy resource book based on Ancestry.com. The Dawes Commission is still the key documentation used for locating relatives that were in the the Five Civilized Tribes. These Five Civilized Tribes include the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribal membership from 1893 through 1914. This is a good resource book for your American Indian genealogy.
Although it is available on this site: Ancestral Research, and as well as other locations on the internet, having a personal copy to substantiate your forebears is good. Think about how special it will mean to your family to show your lineage on the pages of this book that you are, in fact, American Indian!
The Cherokee Nation still uses this resource as the primary proof of potential Cherokee tribal membership.
Having a copy of the Five Civilized Tribes – Dawes Commission book will give you more time to carefully comb the potential names at your leisure. Many people when starting out to look for their American Indian ancestors, make the mistake that if they can not find the surname in the Five Civilized Tribes rolls, assume the oral tradition is wrong. For example, I found my family surname in the rolls, but the real link to my deeper Indian family was the note made of her mother’s name and roll number! That brought me to a deeper level of my genealogy research on my native Indian family.
This is a hardback copy, hearty enough to be passed to the next generation to further study of the Five Civilized Nations!