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We the People: Detailed tribal records found in 'The Complete Seminole'

Sharon Burns: “The Complete Seminole” by John E. Ernest provides the integration and analysis of Seminole records concerning enrollment, allotment, distribution; and civil records developed by the Dawes Commission.
By SHARON BURNS, For The Oklahoman Published: January 21, 2013

“Moore's Seminole Roll and Land Guide” by J. Read Moore, published in 1915, information abstracted from original records.

“Abstract of Seminole Indian Census Cards and Index” by John Bert Campbell, published in 1925, includes information about Seminole children born after Dec. 31, 1899.

The 586-page, softbound book is available for $75 plus postage from Genealogical Publishing Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, Md. 21211-1953, or call (800) 296-6687 or go to


Towana Spivey will present “Significance of Preserving and Understanding Family and Cultural Traditions” at the Southwest Genealogical Society meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4, Lawton.

Spivey is the retired curator of the Fort Sill Museum. He will give information on how to use life experiences and other data to help preserve and understand family and cultural traditions.

If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at


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