The Dawes Commission was organized in 1893 to accept applications for tribal enrollment between 1899 and 1907 from American Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes who resided in the Indian Territory, which later became the eastern portion of Oklahoma. The Five Civilized Tribes consist of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole and Chickasaw Indians.

There are several places to get access to the Dawes rolls to see if your ancestor is listed, here are three locations.

National Archives & Records Administration

Southwest Region

P.O. Box 6216

Fort Worth, TX 76115

Phone: 817-334-5621



Oklahoma Historical Society

Archives and Manuscripts Division

2100 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-521-2491

Tulsa City-County Library

2901 S. Harvard

Tulsa, OK 74114

Phone: 918-746-5222