A treasure trove of information for Caddo and other Indian tribe’s families, genealogists, historians, and academicians was created during the allotment of lands to American Indians on reservations in the late 1800's and early 1900's in western Oklahoma. Around 1901, each Caddo individual that was qualified for an allotment was assigned an acreage that was recorded in a Schedule of Allotments, which was a ledger that contained the allottee’s name, the allotment number, and the legal description of the tract of land, and some additional gender and family information. Also, the tract of land was identified and recorded on U.S. Survey maps that are available that show the name of the allottee and the allotment number within a quarter section. In some cases a card is available that shows the allottees’s information that was collected from a census at that time.
Allotment information is also available for the following tribes:
Wichita, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Absentee Shawnee, Citizen Potawatomi, Iowa, Kickapoo, Oto Missouria, Pawnee, Ponca, and Sac & Fox.
To request a search of these records please supply through email firstname.lastname@example.org the original allotment name or allotment number, or provide a locale identifier, such as town or section within a township, for the necessary data to search the now public documents within this extensive data base.