American Indian Records:

The Iowa Genealogical Society Library has  microfilm records containing the census of the Sac & Fox (American Indians) of the Mississippi living at the settlement in Tama, Iowa.  With few exceptions, our copy of the census covers the period from 1891 – 1939. The quality of the microfilm is remarkably good.  By the 1920’s the information provided on the census had increased to include both the American Indian and English names of the person, their age, birth date, sex, and relationship to each other in the household.  Occasionally the death date of an individual is recorded. Also persons living at the Tama settlement that came from other jurisdictions, such an the Sac & Fox in Oklahoma, are noted.  Other information reflective of the time period in which the census was taken includes “degree of blood” and “legal” marriages and divorcees.  This census follows approximately 375 individuals (77 families). Because the census was done yearly it provides a unique record of the lives of these Americans.

Native American Resources at the Iowa Genealogical Society Library:

Native American Communities in Wisconsin 1600-1960 – Robert E. Bieder; University of Wisconsin Press 1991

Cherokee Emigration Rolls 1817-1835; Baker publishing Co., Oklahoma City, OK 1977

The Eastern Band of Cherokees 1819-1900; University of Tennessee Press, 1984

Only the Names Remain; – Sandi Garrett 1994

“A. K. A.” (Also Known As) – Sandi Garrett; Cherokee Woman Pub., Spavinaw, OK, 1994

Only the Names Remain – Vol. 6 Tahlequah and Skin Bayou District, Indian Territory, OK; Sandi Garrett, Cherokee Woman Pub., Spavinaw, OK

Cherokee Roots; Rob Blankinship 1992

How To Research American Indian Bloodlines; Cecilia Carpenter, Heritage Quest, Orting, WA. 1987

A Complete Roll of All Choctaw Claimants and Their Heirs; Joe Goss, Reprint by Oldbuck Press, Conway, Arkansas

Cherokee By Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1910; Jerry Wright Jordan

Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory: Choctaws and Chickasaws.1891 H.F. O’Beirne, Reprint by Oldbuck Press, Conway, Arkansas 1993

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes; Carl Waldman, Facts on File 1988

Sac and Fox Census on same films as Iowa State and Federal Censuses

"Southeastern Indians Prior to Removal: An introduction to Research and Resources”; National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 85. # 3, September 1997