Cherokees, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek, 1896 Applications

Please read the following for a better understanding of these pages.

This is the Index of Cherokees, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek found on microfilm M1650 obtained from the National Archives in Fort Worth, Texas.  If your ancestor was on the 1896 Cherokee Census they probably will NOT be on this index.  This is NOT the 1896 CENSUS.  It is an index of people who were NOT recognized by the Cherokee Tribe and subsequently made application to be considered for citizenship.

Applications from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office, Relating to the Enrollment of the Five Civilized Tribes under the Act of 1896

On the 54 rolls of this microfilm publication, M1650, are reproduced applications for enrollment of the Five Civilized Tribes under the act of June 10, 1896.  These applications, housed in the National Archives-southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas, were maintained by the Muskogee Area Office and are part of the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75.

Applications from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office, Relating to  Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes under the Act of 1896.

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We wish to acknowledge Jan Gilles, providing these census records so we can present them to our readers.  Work of individuals like her are what make our pages grow!!  Her original work was a collection of images, these have now been typed and are now in a database.
Thanks, Jan

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12 thoughts on “Cherokees, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek, 1896 Applications”

  1. I have a copy of an article written about her which is really interesting & has lots of details of her life as told by her. Otherwise I have learned nothing new at this point. It’s frustrating!


      Yeah it is frustrating. She ls on 5 or 6 census as mulatto, indian. I’ve called the seminole tribe in Oklahoma but they didn’t help me out

  2. Hey Lindsey, Im still doing research on Amy but not having any good leads just dead ends. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. Let me know and I will send all the info I have.


    Lindsey, hello first of all. I have alot of information but can’t pinpoint her right info. Any help is appreciated.


  4. Im doing research on my GGGG Grandmother. Her name is Listed as Amy Perryman, Ama Indian, Amy Perman. She was born in 1820 in Florida. She was in the Trail of Tears. He husband (known name) died while fighting with Osceola. She was married to Richard Gardner and Chief Wildcat was in attendance which is publicized in a newspaper. It is said that she died around 1899 or so in Mason, TX. I don’t know her Indian name, I believe she was either Seminole or Creek. She was a first cousin to Osceola as well.

    She is listed as being Mulatto and Quadroon and Indian in Census reports

    Any help will be greatly appreciated


        Yeah I’ve got alot of information on her but have not been able to find her real indian name. She went by Amy, Big Amy and many other names. She was in the frontier times in 1910. Any help is appreciated. She wrote letters to governor brown in 1898 to get back in the seminole tribe. I have the paper also

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