Native American Directory
Welcome to the Native American vital records room. Finding vital records for Indian tribes is a difficult
challenge, many vital records were lost as the tribes got pushed westward onto reservations.
We've cataloged addresses, plus online and offline vital records for each North American tribal unit.
Enter the Native American Directory
Census Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau
On August 1, 1997, the Native American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut
population in the United States stood at 2.3 million, or 0.9
percent of the total population. Since July 1, 1990, this racial
group has grown 12 percent.
The nation's American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut population
is projected to grow steadily, to 2.4 million in 2000, 3.1
million in 2020, and 4.4 million in 2050. The proportion of
the U.S. population that is Native American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut
would rise to 1.1 percent in 2050.
The nation's Native American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut population is young,
with about half under 27.2 years old on August 1, 1997.
In 1995, more of the nation's Native American Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts
lived in Oklahoma than in any other state (257,000, or 13 percent).
Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Alaska were the next most
popular states of residence.
National Congress of American Indians
The NCAI, founded in 1944, is the largest national Native Indian organization serving the needs of a broad membership of American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
Dawes Commission Index, 1898-1914
Commonly called the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, the Dawes Commission was appointed by President Grover Cleveland in 1893. In return for abolishing their tribal governments and recognizing state and federal laws, tribe members of the Five Civilized Native American Tribes - the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole - were given a share of common property. This database indexes the original applications for tribal enrollments under the act of June 28, 1898. It also indexes documents such as birth and death affidavits, marriage licenses, and decisions and orders of the Commission.
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