Here is another site of interest to those who have Native American Ancestry. It, like the previous post, is courtesy Lisa Louise Cooke. This article deals with Eastern Cherokee Applications, where tribe members were asked to prove they were members at the time of various treaties or descended from its members. This database shows the information submitted by applicants. The purpose of the "proof" was to become eligible for funds due under the treaties of 1835, 1836, and 1845.
Lisa goes into some detail on how find the information using Fold3. Remember, Fold3 is free if you access it at the Largo Public Library.
Check it out at:
Eastern Cherokee Applications for Native American Research:
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