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.