what is the best way to gather genealogical info for native american indian?

Question by Rochelle: what is the best way to gather genealogical info for native american indian?
i found out not too long ago that my great grandmother was full blooded indian from oaklahoma. although she is deceased i want to gather genealogical info so i can prove i am native american. what is the best way to do that?

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Answer by Coolrogue
Gathering Genealogical information on Native Americans is NO different from gathering genealogical information on any other group or race…You start with yourself and work backwards…First ask living family members for all the information they have, write down or record everything they say…something might not seem significant now, but may in time lead you somewhere…Once you have information from family you need to verify the information via records…these records include birth, marriage, and death certificates, census records, probate records, etc… You then need to research which “tribes” were in the same area as your ancestors…

Now having said all that, you may not find your ancestors on any Tribe or Nations rolls…You may just have a blood myth that someone started generations ago and has now become part of your families history..

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