Bureau of Indian Affairs: Special Agent Horace B. Durant's 1907 Durant Roll Field Notes


All the information contained in this book has been transcribed from hand written notes compiled by Special Indian Agent Horace B. Durant, who was assigned the task of taking the Census of August, 1, 1908 of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indian Tribes of Michigan. In his search for all the living descendants of those found alive in the 1870 Census, Durant accumulated a wealth of useful genealogical information in addition to that which was used to construct the 1908 Census. His field notes contain information regarding all the known descendants that were not alive in 1908 and a considerable amount of correspondence relating to all the known descendants (both living and dead), which was not a part of the 1908 Census information. He also provided extensive cross-referencing throughout his notes showing relationships and references made to them by others in correspondence received by him. Entries are numbered and include the name, age, place of residence, marital status, name of spouse, names of children, and author’s notes. For those who are researching their Ottawa and Chippewa ancestry, this book holds a wealth of invaluable and necessary information, which is a must for even the most casual researcher.


Raymond C. Lantz


2014, 5½x8½, paper, 600 pp.

ISBN: 9780788455810