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December 23, 2018

Congress changes Blood Quantum requirements to retain ownership of Restricted Allotments lands for the Five Civilized Tribes.

Dec. 22, 2018

Not to be confused with United States Census Indian Schedules. An Act of Congress of July 4, 1884 (23 Stat. L, 98) required the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to begin recording an annual census on most Indian reservations in the United States. Beginning in 1885, therefore, BIA agents began doing so on special forms. Not all reservations were included as some tribes were exempted from this law. A few agents were inconsistent in creating the records annually. Agents were required to take a census once a year, and correct and certify the roll for each annuity payment, by adding the births and subtracting the deaths.