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Tribal identification by individuals name

Dee Taylor Dee Taylor

posted on August 7, 2010

If anyone can help me to identify to most likely nation my great-great grandfather was from, he lived in Arkansas and his name was Quie-Tine-Me-LaLocks (or Lalox). Your assistance is greatly appreciated, thanks so much.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 7, 2010

choctaw was not a written language until the middle of the 1800’s. and since it is a language other than english, there are transliteration problems. it would help if you included names, dates, locations, children, spouse with your post.

genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you have a common surname, you need to give more information rather thann less. if you post about women, it is helpful to include the maiden name and the married name and designate which one is the maiden name.

first of all, heritage and tribal enrollment are two different things. many times natives didn’t apply for enrollment because 1) they didn’t qualify, 2) they were philosophically opposed to enrollment, 3) they didn’t have documentation, or 4) they were mississippi choctaw and their ancestor had accepted land or benefits in lieu of tribal enrollment.

the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906, so you should trace your ancestors down to that time period. mostly, they had to be living in oklahoma by that time and agree to live there permanently.

if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, shamlet76@gmail.com and request the choctaw resource list, i will be glad to send it to you.

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto