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Thanks for your question, which is a good one.
The Poarch Ancestral Base Rolls are created from all
Ancestors Identified as Indian on:
1. The 1870 Escambia County, Alabama Federal Census.
2. The 1900 Escambia County, Alabama Federal Census.
3. 1900 Special Indian Census of Monroe County, Alabama.
All Ancestors Identified as Indian on the above listed
census documents are considered fullblood Poarch Creek
Base Roll Ancestors for the purpose of Tribal Enrollment.
Any descendant of the above ancestors who can prove a
direct lineal descent connection with Federal Census
Records, Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, is a
Poarch Creek Descendant from the Rolls of a Federally
Recognized Tribe. At present some are not eligible for
Tribal Enrollment, but still a Poarch Creek Descendant,
regardless of how small or large their blood degree is
for the purpose of Tribal Enrollment calculations.
The Poarch Rolls as of December 31, 2008 are open to
membership only if a Direct Lineal Dscendant can meet
the following requirements:
ARTICLE I – MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Eligibility
Membership of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians shall consist
(A) All persons enumerated or recognized by the Poarch Band
of Creek Indians Tribal Council as Indian on the following oficial
(1) 1870 U.S. Census of Escambia County, Alabama;
(2) 1900 U.S. Census of Escambia County, Alabama; and
(3) 1900 U.S. Special Indian Census of Monroe County,
NOTE: For the purpose of computing blood quantum of their
descendants, for tribal membership, all Indians eligible under
Section 1(A) are hereby declared as full blood (4/4) Creek Indians
and shall constitute the base roll of the Poarch Band of Creek
(B) All living descendants of those eligible under Section 1(A)
of at least one fourth (1/4) degree Indian blood, provided they are
not enrolled as members of any other federally recognized tribe,
group or band of Indians.
(C) All children of at least one fourth (1/4) degree of Indian
blood born to an enrolled member of the Poarch Band of Creek
Provided, however, that no person whose name does not appear
on the oficial tribal roll of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians as of
December 31, 2008, shall be eligible for membership, unless
(i) the person has submitted a completed application by December
(ii) the person is eighteen (18) years of age or younger on December
31, 2008 and a completed application for his or her membership is
submitted by his or her twenty-first birthday
(iii) the person is born on or after December 31, 2008 and a completed
application for his or her membership is submitted by his or her twenty-
first birthday; or
(iv) the person becomes eligible for membership because of a correction in an enrolled tribal member’s blood quantum.
Examples of those who can and cannot enroll at present:
1. A first generation descendant who has a parent on the roll, but
cannot qualify, due to lack of meeting the 1/4 minimum blood degree
requirement. They must somehow increase their blood degree to 1/4
before they are able to apply for Tribal Enrollment. Basically these
first generation descendants are not able to enroll in the Tribe of
their own parents, per Poarch Tribal Enrollment Code. They and their children are not allowed on the rolls of their parents.
2. Those direct lineal descendants who meet the 1/4 minimum blood
degree requirement, but did not apply before December 31, 2008 will
not be able to get on the rolls now.
3. All those Poarch Creek Descendants who have ancestors Identifed
as Indian on the other census years of 1860, 1880, 1910, 1920 and
1930, Escambia, Baldwin and Monroe Counties, are not able to apply
for enrollment, though the Federal census Documents prove their
Indian Ancestry and connections to Poarch.
4. Those direct lineal descendants who do not have a parent on the
roll and do not meet the 1/4 minimum blood degree requirement are
not able to get on the rolls.
5. All those direct lineal descendants who meet the 1/4 blood degree requirement and applied before december 31, 2008 should be on the
Poarch Tribal Rolls.
6. All those first generation descendants who do meet the 1/4 minimum
blood degree requirement, should be on the Poarch Rolls.
Hope this helps one to understand who is a Descendant and who is a Tribal Member, there is a difference according to Poarch Tribal Enrollment Code.
Some are enrolled and some are left off the rolls, but all are Direct Lineal Descendants regardless and all should be able to connect to their Poarch Creek Ancestors, that is their birthright.
Evelyn as you already know, for many years I have researched many of the
Census Documents on the Poarch Band and have names of most all the Poarch Creek Ancestors and many names of the present day Descendants who were
eligible for enrollment or who have already enrolled.
I have calculated their blood degrees from the Poarch Ancestral Base Roll and will be glad to do look ups for anyone who needs to find their Poarch
Picking up a few leads from a mail-list I subscribe to…