Tribal Technology
6/12/2014
Search for NARA's American Indian records in the online Archival Research Catalog.
You don't have to trek to NARA or a regional branch to view all the archives' American Indian records: You can search online through the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) <www.archives.gov/research_room/arc>. ARC catalogs most of NARA's holdings, and in some cases, links to images of actual records.

ARC indexes tens of thousands of American Indian records, including citizenship and tribal-enrollment applications submitted to the Dawes Commission; the Dawes Rolls, which listed applicants whom the commission allowed on tribal rolls; the Guion-Miller Roll and the Wallace Roll, lists of Cherokee applying for government compensation; and the Kern Clifton Roll, an 1867 tribal census of the Cherokee Nation, What's more, NARA has actually digitized many of these documents, so you can view an image of the original record within ARC.