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Menominee tribal roll

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 512
Holograph document recording of names of 398 Menominee Indians in 1872. These individuals were the heads of households. Numbers of men, women, and children of each household are also presented. The roll was also a financial record indicating how much each family unit was paid by the US government on 13 Sept. 1872. The total sum recorded is $6718.69. The payment is believed to have been for Menominee lands in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Two photocopies of these documents are also with the collection.
Scope and Contents Also included is a translation of the meanings of the Indian names into English by Mitchell Al Dodge probably written in 1980. A sound recording made of Dodge's pronunciation of these names is found in the Mitchell Al Dodge papers.


  • 1872-1980


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopy and transcription available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Menominee tribal roll must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


2 oversize folders (1 linear ft.)

Biographical / Historical

The Menominee Indians are of the Algonkian linguistic group. They formerly lived in Michigan but were removed to Wisconsin.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy and transcription available in folder 2.
Register of Menominee tribal roll
Leslie Evens
2011 December 13
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States