The Guion Miller Rolls were created for disbursement of funds stemming from three court of claims cases that were ruled in favor of the Eastern Cherokee and Cherokee Nations. Over $1,000,000 in assets were to be distributed. The funds were to be distributed to Eastern and Western Cherokee who were alive on 28 May 1906 and could establish that at the time of the treaties they were members of the tribes or were descendants of such persons.
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Guion Miller Rolls on microfilm at ACPL
Roll 1 Index
Roll 2-5 applications 1-45867
Roll 6 Roll of Eastern Cherokee, May 28, 1909 and supplemental roll January 5, 1910.
Roll 7-11 miscellaneous testimony 1908-1909
Roll 12 Indexes and rolls of Eastern Cherokee Indians used by Miller to substantiate claims which include Eastern Cherokee rolls of 1851, 1854, and 1884.
Special notes for Roll 12
This roll of microfilm contains the early census records that Miller used to verify his census roll.
--Combined Index of Eastern Cherokee Rolls of 1851 Chapman, Drennen, and Act of Congress Rolls. These records are indexed A-L and the M-Z, followed by the census records.
--Supplement to the Siler Roll of 1854.
--Index to “Old Settlers” Roll, followed by the “Old Settlers” Roll
--Miscellanous Notes and Drafts. This portion contains memos and drafts of the Miller census roll.
--Hester 1884. No Index.
The Guion Miller Rolls INDEX can be searched online at the following sites:
Media: 35mm Film
Filed Under: Native American
|0001||General index to Eastern Cherokee applications Vol. 1 & 2|
|0002||Report submitted by Guion Miller, special|
|0003||Vols. 3 & 4, applications 6001-16000|
|0004||Vols. 5-7, applications 16001-31000|
|0005||Vols. 8-10, applications 31001-45857|
|0006||Roll of Eastern Cherokee, May 28, 1909, and report on exceptions, with supplemental roll, Jan. 5, 1910|
|0007||Misc. testimony taken before special commissioners, Feb. 1908-Mar. 1909: Vols. 1 & 2|
|0008||Vols. 3 & 4|
|0009||Vols. 5 & 6|
|0010||Vols. 7 & 8|
|0011||Vols. 9 & 10|
|0012||Indexes & rolls of Eastern Cherokee Indians, 1850, 1851, & 1884, & misc. notes & drafts|