Algonquians of the East Coast
- not claim their land and government rights as they merged with other Native Americans to include the Cherokee Indians
- be a part of the Ohio Militia or Iowa Militia, as these groups were formed to fight the American Indians
- be enumerated as white citizens in the census prior to 1880. According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website “few American Indians were included in the Federal census.” This resulted in them not being identified or enumerated between 1790 and 1840. 
However, all of these sources, although unlikely, should still be checked closely, as well as the Native American rolls listed below which may be found on fold3.com, ancestry.com. National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, etc. The Rootsweb.ancestry.com webiste, has compiled over 285,000 records which includes almost 18000 surnames. These indexed entries include the tribe, blood percentage, card and roll numbers, and lists associated family members.
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Previously Titled: Searching for Delaware Native Indians
Posted 26 Nov 2010 / Updated 17 Feb 2015