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
1145745BIGGEHUGO S07/26/195467048053N - 038WLot/Trct 115OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
1145745BIGGEJOSEPH F07/26/195467048053N - 038WLot/Trct 115OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
MV-0680-249BLACKWOODEDWARD11/06/19070052N - 037WSE¼SE¼19OntonagonTrust Patent June 15 1880
IA-0528-120BLACKWOODHENRY8/7/18930051N - 040WNE¼SE¼28OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
IA-0528-120BLACKWOODHENRY8/7/18930051N - 040WSE¼SE¼28OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
MV-0680-250BLACKWOODIRENE11/06/19070052N - 037WNE¼SE¼19OntonagonTrust Patent June 15 1880
IA-0528-118BLACKWOODJOSEPHINE8/7/18930052N - 038WS½NW¼29OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
624012BLACKWOODJOSEPHINE04/05/1918762162052N - 038WS½NW¼29OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
624011BLACKWOODLOUIS04/05/1918762161052N - 038WNW¼SW¼35OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
624011BLACKWOODLOUIS04/05/1918762161052N - 038WSW¼SW¼35OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
IA-0528-119BLACKWOODLOUIS8/7/18930052N - 038WNW¼SW¼35OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
IA-0528-119BLACKWOODLOUIS8/7/18930052N - 038WSW¼SW¼35OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
IA-0528-037BLACKWOODMARGARET8/7/18930052N - 039WN½NW¼14OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
704595BLACKWOODMARY09/04/1919851386052N - 038WN½NW¼29OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
248898CHOSAJOSEPH02/19/1912176013053N - 038WN½NW¼22OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
704595FRENETTEMARY09/04/1919851386052N - 038WN½NW¼29OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
IA-0528-123GOSLINLUCY8/7/18930050N - 037WSW¼SW¼11OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
1144281GOSLINLUCY05/05/195466840050N - 037WSW¼SW¼11OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
1144280GOSLINMAGGIE05/05/195466839049N - 038WSE¼SE¼25OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
IA-0528-122GOSLINMAGGIE8/7/18930049N - 038WSE¼SE¼25OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
IA-0528-124GOSLINWILLIE8/7/18930050N - 037WNW¼SW¼11OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
400391HAWLEYJOHN04/24/1914417675052N - 039WN½NW¼14OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
716249MCKAYCHARLES11/03/1919860873053N - 038WE½NE¼26OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
596042MITCHELLGEORGE08/08/1917687021053N - 038WE½SE¼23OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
IA-0528-121OLEYCHARLES8/7/18930051N - 038WN½SW¼3OntonagonGeneral Allotments Feb. 8 1887 - Dawes Act
598118OLEYCHARLES08/25/1917721293051N - 038WN½SW¼3OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
598118OLEYJOSEPH08/25/1917721293051N - 038WN½SW¼3OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
598117OLEYJOSEPH08/25/1917721291051N - 038WE½NW¼3OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
598117OLEYJOSEPH E08/25/1917721291051N - 038WE½NW¼3OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
598118OLEYJOSEPH E08/25/1917721293051N - 038WN½SW¼3OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
598117OLEYROSA08/25/1917721291051N - 038WE½NW¼3OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
1145745ON-TE-NAW-GON 07/26/195467048053N - 038WLot/Trct 115OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
1144280PENEGERCLYDE E05/05/195466839049N - 038WSE¼SE¼25OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
1145744PENEGORCLYDE E07/26/195467044053N - 038WW½NE¼26OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
1144281PENEGORCLYDE E05/05/195466840050N - 037WSW¼SW¼11OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
21059RAMEAULUCY L10/12/190879230-08053N - 038WN½NE¼24OntonagonTrust Patent June 15 1880
1145744WAY-SAY-GE-ZHICKCHIEF07/26/195467044053N - 038WW½NE¼26OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865
1145745WEBBERELMER H07/26/195467048053N - 038WLot/Trct 115OntonagonFee Patents Oct. 14 1865

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