Native American Resources


Native Americans in Michigan

Native American Resources Website
     Resources for genealogical research nation wide, sponsored by RootsWeb.

Researching Native Americans in Michigan
     Resources for genealogical research in Michigan.

History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan; a grammar of
     their language, and personal and family history of the author.

      Blackbird, Andrew J.
      Ypsilanti, Mich., The Ypsilantian Job Printing House, 1887.

Anishinabeg History
     Tribal history by the Sault Band.

The Ottawa and Chippewa of Michigan - 1870 Census & Durant Rolls
     This is a transcription of the role.  The Durant Roll Index is a census taken by Bureau of Indian
     Affairs   Special Agent Horace B. Durant.  It includes all persons who were enumerated in the
     1870 census and their known descendants living on 4 March 1907.  The actual census includes
     the Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac, Grand Traverse and Grand River Bands of Ottawas
     and Chippewas.  This site is a surname index to the Grand Traverse Band.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe History and Culture

Native American Resources Web Page

Native American Census Project
    Be sure to click the "Read about Native American Enumerations" link at the top.

There is a wealth of information covering many different tribes at the Oklahoma
    Territory - Indian Territory USGenWeb Project site.

The NARA web site hosts an informative article by Kent Carter, Director of
    National Archives-Fort Worth Branch, entitled Wantabes and Outalucks:
    Searching for Indian Ancestors in Federal Records. The article describes federal
    records of Native Americans and their value for genealogy.

Local NARA facilities might hold area specific records:

The Department of the Interior (DOI) has a page of helps for genealogical

A DOI pdf file listing contact information for tribal leaders:


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