Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. RG 75. "Chippewas of
Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River Indian Allotments. Treaty of August
2, 1855." File 398/A. Box1. Old volume 19. Stack area 11E2, row 27,
compartment 18, shelf 6. National Archives. Washington, D.C. This is an
alphabetical listing of 1855 allotments. It is not considered a base
roll, but it has been used to locate parents of persons who were not
"List of Indian lands selected and names of Chippewa Indians of
Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River in Michigan entitled to allotment.
. . . Prepared in Accordance with the letters of the Hon. Comr. Of
Indian Affairs dated June6, 1882 . . . by Edward P. Allen, U.S. Indian
Agent, Mackinac Indian Agency Michigan, and forwarded October 5 th
1883." Clarke Historical Library, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The list
actually comprises three lists copied from original records in the
Register of Deeds Office, Isabella County ( Mich.). It is popularly
referred to as "The Allen List." It contains the base rolls for the
years 1883, 1885, and 1891. The Clarke Library has a user's copy at the
This on-line version of the Indian Family History Collection
had been organized into a searchable database by Chad Avery. Avery is a
member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and teaches at the Tribe's
Montessori School in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He has extensive research
experience in Michigan Native American genealogy and is currently
working on a book about his ancestors.
Although the information contained in this transcription is
complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge, the Library cannot
guarantee the accuracy of the database. Researchers are encouraged to
visit the collection in person to consult the original if they have any
questions in this regard.
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