Footnote.com announced today that they have released "the Native American Collection" of historical records. Footnote has been partnering with the National Archives and the Allen County Library on the project which includes:
- Ratified Indian Treaties – dating back to 1722
- Indian Census Rolls – featuring personal information including age, place of residence and degree of Indian blood
- The Guion Miller Roll – perhaps the most important source of Cherokee genealogical research
- Dawes Packets – containing original applications for tribal enrollments
- And other documents relating to the Five Civilized Tribes
Footnote’s Native American microsite creates an interactive environment where members can search, annotate and add comments to the original documents. In addition there are pages for many of the Native American tribes that include historical events on a timeline and map, a photo gallery, stories and comments added by the community.
“Much like putting a puzzle together, Footnote.com brings pieces together in the form of historical documents to create a more vibrant picture of the events and people of the past,” says Justin Schroepfer, Marketing Director at Footnote.com. “Together with the online community we are discovering a side of history that you cannot find in text books.”
Footnote.com also provides a free service where visitors can create their own web pages for their Native American family.