The goal is not the family
tree but the story.
A wonderful way to honor elders in your family and community
Genealogy is great
way to navigate into our Dakota History even the traumatic or complicated
history in a way puts it into personal perspective.
Probate from the
BIA will often reveal a great of information but you will have to
fill out a FOIA request...sometimes takes awhile to get
some are available at NARA National archives and records
Minnesota Historical Society has a great collection for Dakota Family
Some Church Records
exist for some Dakota families, some baptismals by location and
into 1862 History....can be really hard to do.... earlier rolls
1860 Mdewakanton Wahpekute Roll and the 1857 Sisseton/Wahpeton Annuity
Rolls only list head of house...
1855-1856 Mixed Blood
Rolls for Half Breed Land Script
there are affidavits signed
by the head house even verigy the bloodline and blood quantum of
you to learn your history, culture, and language!!
Where were your ancestors in 1862?
Genealogy can very powerful and healing. It gives you understanding,
shows your relatives and revitalizes your kinship ties and your
connection to places such as the homelands of reservations or aboriginal
Who are your grandparents? What are their Dakota Names?
Native People always ask each other those type of questions....
Where are you from? What nation? What Tribe? Who are your relatives?....
The adoptees or "lost birds" search and then greatly appreciate
the history and knowledge
posts from members of the group with their Dakota Family names
- paid resource
awesome thing they did was add the indian census rolls, searchable
Internet Archive: Digital Library
of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine Internet Archive
is a non-profit digital library offering...
They may have what you are
looking for. I know that there are a few rolls that are titled Dawes
Rolls but for Dakota there are rolls that were done or ordered to
be done for the purpose of the Dawes Act in 1887... those are available
online but under each tribe
Dakota Family History Research Guide
Another good place for finding Dakota
names is the 1900 Federal Census and that has a special Indian Census
"any other name if any" and it also asks what tribe. All
Federal Census as well as any roll are only as accurate as the person
being asked. Dates and spelling are often incorrect but you choose
what information you are going to work with in looking at the federal
I look for the section BIRTHPLACE AND BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER; MOTHER
Free at your local
library of historical society
Family history Centers thru the Latter Day Saints
BOARD FREE AND CREATED BY DAKOTA FOR DAKOTA
Family Tree Template
Thank you Tamara - Gloria