Cherokee Descendants

Have you ever been told that you descend from a Cherokee princess? This is a common tale that exists in the genealogy world. However, a search of various Indian Rolls is much more instructive. If the name of an ancestor does not appear on one of those Rolls, forget it! Furthermore, the Dawes Rolls of 1903 collected over 32,000 applications of those who thought that they were of at least 1/32nd Indian descent. This is because the land in the State of Oklahoma was being deeded to descendants of those Natives who were at least 1/32nd kin. The reading of those applicants mostly clarifies one truth: and that is, that very…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

Author of 100+ genealogy books. Owner of 8 genealogy websites available by subscription. https://georgiapioneers.com/subscribe/subscribe.html