Claim Your Ancestor #40: Cherokee, born in the Indian Territory

Student, 

Have you  ever heard stories about being descended from Native Americans?

While researching your family back through generations, I found George Ward in the Indian Territory, with a family registration number 1153. (Don't make that your PIN, we all know it now*)

Cherokee George Oswald Ward was born in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma in 1863, which means it is very likely his parents and grandparents were part of the Trail of Tears.

As I continued my research I found that George O. Ward was 1/32 Cherokee, and his kids were 1/64.  

 I wonder what the other 31/32 were????? 

You should investigate!