Indian Land Allotments Patents and Trusts in Michigan
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THE DAWES ACT - On February 8, 1887, Congress passed the Dawes Act or General Allotment Act. Senator Henry Dawes of Massachusetts was the original author of this act. The law allowed for the president to break up reservation land, which was held in common by the members of a tribe, into small allotments to be parceled out to individuals. Native Americans registering on a tribal roll were granted allotments of the old reservation land. Each head of family would receive 80 acres; each single person over 21 receive 40 acres; and other single persons under 21 would receive 20 acres.

 

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Accession NumberIndian Name or SurnameGiven NamesIssue DateDocument NumberTownship RangeAliquotsSection NumberCountyType
MI3230__.008AHN WAW TIN NO QUAY 6/26/18721008029N - 009WE½SW¼1AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.030ASH QUAY GO NAY BE 6/26/18721030029N - 009WN½NE¼24AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.015CHING WAW NAW QUAMCHARLES6/26/18721015029N - 009WSW¼NW¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.025HE WAY TEN 6/26/18721025029N - 009WS½NW¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.011KAY ME WAW NISH SKUNG 6/26/18721011029N - 009WE½NE¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.024KE NE SHE WAY 6/26/18721024029N - 009WN½NW¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.032ME KE NOE 6/26/18721032029N - 009WN½SE¼24AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.013ME SHAW QUET O QUAY 6/26/18721013029N - 009WSW¼NE¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.013ME SHAW QUET O QUAY 6/26/18721013029N - 009WSE¼NW¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.022ME SHE MAKE NE GO QUAY 6/26/18721022029N - 009WNW¼NE¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.010NAH AH QUAY TIN O QUAY 6/26/18721010029N - 009WNE¼, Lot/Trct 411AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.027NAW AW QUAY GE ZHICK 6/26/18721027029N - 009WSE¼SE¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.007NAY YAY DO SHINGSTEPHEN6/26/18721007029N - 009WS½SE¼1AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.009NO PE ME QUAY 6/26/18721009029N - 009WE½NE¼11AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.012O CHE GANCE 6/26/18721012029N - 009WNW¼NE¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.012O CHE GANCE 6/26/18721012029N - 009WNE¼NW¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.017O GE SHE AH BAH NO QUAY 6/26/18721017029N - 009WS½SE¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.026O GE TAH NAH O GE TAH QUET 6/26/18721026029N - 009WNE¼SE¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.026O GE TAH NAH O GE TAH QUET 6/26/18721026029N - 009WNE¼NE¼14AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.023O SAW WAW NON NO QUAY 6/26/18721023029N - 009WS½NE¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.031OGE MAW GE GE TOE 6/26/18721031029N - 009WS½NE¼24AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.020PAY PAH ME SAYJOHN6/26/18721020029N - 009WE½SE¼11AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.021PAY SHAW BUN O QUAY 6/26/18721021029N - 009WNE¼NE¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.029PE TAW WAW NO QUET 6/26/18721029029N - 009WN½SW¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.014SAW GAWANTOINE6/26/18721074029N - 009WNW¼NW¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.028SHAW BONE DUNG 6/26/18721028029N - 009WW½SE¼13AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.018SKAH BOSEDAVID6/26/18721018029N - 009WE½SW¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.019TAH BAH SE KE ZHICKGEORGE6/26/18721019029N - 009WW½SW¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.016WAW BE SKAW 6/26/18721016029N - 009WN½SE¼12AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.079WAW SAY GE ZHICK 6/26/18721079029N - 009WSE¼NW¼2AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MI3230__.079WAW SAY GE ZHICK 6/26/18721079029N - 009WSW¼NE¼2AntrimGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act

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