Extract of the Rejected Applications of the Guion Miller Roll of the Eastern Cherokee, Volume 1


The Guion Miller Roll was made to distribute over one million dollars to all Eastern Cherokee that were alive on 28 May 1906, who could prove that they were members of the Eastern Cherokee tribe at the time of the treaties of 1835, 1836 and 1845, or were descended from members of the tribe. Over 45,000 applications were filed, representing 90,000 individuals. Almost 60,000 individuals were rejected, many of them African American, members of other tribes (Creek, Choctaw, etc.) and some identified as "white." This is the first of two volumes. The extracts of rejected applications from the first 195 rolls of microfilm are included, containing 23,000 applications. Each applicant was asked to provide name, residence, age, place of birth, name of husband/wife, names of children, place of birth and date of death of parents and grandparents, names and ages of brothers and sisters, and names and residence of grandparents' children. This work is arranged in index form, alphabetically by the surname of the applicant. The format consists of nine columns of information, including application number.

Jo Ann Curls Page

(1999), 2006, 8½x11, alphabetical, 418 pp.

ISBN: 9780788413155