1. Verify your family lived in Indian Territory in the 1900 census.
2. Search the Dawes Rolls index on the OHS website.
Look for a married woman under her married name. If you find a person in the index, note the card number. Click on it to see other family members listed on the card. Do the ages and family members’ names match your records? In addition to Luther, Myrtle Bryant’s card lists the two sons she’d had since the 1900 census. All have the same census card number, 4166, but each has a different roll number. You’ll need both numbers for each individual you research. Her husband, mother-in-law and nephew aren’t on the card; the 1900 census indicates they’re white.
3. Obtain the application packet.