Only the Names Remain, Volume 6: Tahlequah and Skin Bayou District, Indian Territory-Oklahoma


This volume, linking the Drennen Roll and the Guion Miller Applications, is a valuable addition to the growing body of genealogical works devoted to researching Cherokee ancestry, Article 9 of the Treaty of August 8, 1846, between the Untied States government and the Cherokee Nation called for "a fair and just settlement of all moneys due the Cherokees under the Treaty of 1835." The Drennen Roll was complied in 1851 to determine eligibility to receive settlement payments for persons claiming membership in the Cherokee Nation at the time of its forced removal from the Cherokee Nation East. This roll was in turn used by the United States government in the early 1900s to determine the eligibility of the Guion Miller Roll Applications which, like the Drennen Roll, concerned serrlement payment to the Cherokee. At the time of the Drennen Roll, in 1851, most of the Cherokees did not have a white name and many did not have a last name. Surnames came about during the Civil War or when a census taker assigned a white name. Frequently, there were name changes between the Drennen Roll and the Guion Milller Applications (taken from 1906-1910). This text lists the names of all family groups and family members living in the Skin Bayou District of Oklahoma recorded in the Drennen Roll, cross-refenced with the names and application numbers of relatives who later filed Guion Miller Applications (abbreviations note the relationships between applicants). A comprehensive index of full names enhances this work.

Sandi Garrett

(1999), 2008, 8½x11, paper, index, 134 pp.

ISBN: 9780788414060