World Archives Project: Minnesota, Indian Allotment Records

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About this project This collection contains land allotment records given to Native Americans in Minnesota.

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Allotment Records
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Allotment Records

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Record Day

Key the day from the record date. The record date will typically be in the far left column, often titled "Date of Application." Do not key record dates from the "Remarks" column.
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Record Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the record date using the dictionary provided to assist you. The record date will typically be in the far left column, often titled "Date of Application." Do not key record dates from the "Remarks" column.
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Record Year

Key the year from the record date. The record date will typically be in the far left column, often titled "Date of Application." Do not key record dates from the "Remarks" column.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.The name of the applicant is the primary person person of the record. The English name should be keyed into the name fields, and the Indian name into the Indian Name field. If no English name is given, then the Given and Surname field should be left blank. If the application is being made on behalf of an underage child, the child's name should be keyed into the Child's name fields.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.The name of the applicant is the primary person person of the record. The English name should be keyed into the name fields, and the Indian name into the Indian Name field. If no English name is given, then the Given and Surname field should be left blank. If the application is being made on behalf of an underage child, the child's name should be keyed into the Child's name fields.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.The name of the applicant is the primary person person of the record. The English name should be keyed into the name fields, and the Indian name into the Indian Name field. If no English name is given, then the Given and Surname field should be left blank. If the application is being made on behalf of an underage child, the child's name should be keyed into the Child's name fields.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.The name of the applicant is the primary person person of the record. The English name should be keyed into the name fields, and the Indian name into the Indian Name field. If no English name is given, then the Given and Surname field should be left blank. If the application is being made on behalf of an underage child, the child's name should be keyed into the Child's name fields.
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Indian Name

Key the Indian name as seen on the image, using the dictionary provided to assist you. If only an Indian name is given for a person, leave the given and surname fields blank.
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Tribe

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Child Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names from the child's name as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Child Surname

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Gender

Key the gender in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key gender when it is specifically stated for an individual. Often it will be a tick mark in a column. Key "Male" if there's a tick mark in the Male column and key "Female" when there's a tick mark in the Female column. Gender should not be inferred.
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Age in 1889

Key the age from the "Age in 1889" column. Do no key an age if it does not appear in this column.
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Birth Year

Key the birth year where available from the "Remarks" column. It will typically only appear for individuals born after 1889.
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Index

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