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All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed December 24 through December 26, for the holidays. Regular hours resume on December 27. Happy Holidays from everyone at the library!

Resources and Collections - Native American

Most of our materials are on the Creeks (and the groups that made up the Creek confederation) and the Cherokees since they are the major indigenous groups that were in Georgia for most of our recorded history.


  • Cherokee By Blood : Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the US Court of Claims, 1906-1910
  • Cherokee Connections : An Introduction to Genealogical Sources Pertaining to Cherokee Ancestors
  • Cherokee Old Settlers : The 1896 Old Settler Payroll and the 1851 Old Settler Payroll
  • Dawes Roll "Plus" of Cherokee Nation "1898"
  • Full name indexes Creek Indians east of the Mississippi : Register: Friendly Creek Indians of Alabama and Northwest Florida ancestors and descendants, part one & part two : Creek Indian ancestry research documents and notes, part three : a genealogical publication compiled from microfilm copies at the Native American Research Center Pensacola Public Library, Genealogy Section
  • Guion Miller Roll "Plus" of Eastern Cherokee, East & West of Mississippi "1909"
  • Index to the Cherokee Freedmen Enrollment Cards of the Dawes Commission, 1901-1906
  • Tracing Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes : Southeastern Indians Prior to Removal
  • Woodward's Reminiscences of the Creek, or Miscogee Indians, Contained in Letters to Friends in Georgia and Alabama


  • Cherokee 1880 Census Schedules, Schedules 1-6, Authorized by an Act of the Cherokee National Council of December 3, 1879
  • Citizenship Case Files of the U.S. Court in Indian Territory, 1896-1897
  • Index to Cherokee 1896 Census, not Including Freedmen
  • Records of the Five Civilized Tribes Agency. Index to Orders for Removal of Restrictions, Muskogee
  • Register of Indians in World War I
  • Revisions to the Wallace Rolls of Cherokee Freedmen and Delaware and Shawnee Cherokees, ca. 1890-1896
  • Rolls and Registers for the Delaware Indians, n.d.; Shawnee Indians, 1871; and Cherokee Indians, 1817, 1866, and 1881

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