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Vital records include marriage, birth, and death records.

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Ojibwe Vital Records

Native American Death Certificates, 1900, 1918-1947 (bulk 1928-1947) 
Arranged by state, within each state by Indian agency, and thereunder chronologically by date of death. Death certificates and other documents containing information on deaths and stillbirths for Native Americans who: 1) died in Minnesota and were enrolled in or connected with American Indian tribes or bands located in Minnesota and other states; or 2) died in other states or Canada but were enrolled in or connected with tribes or bands located in Minnesota. They are not considered official death records. 
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Final Decrees of Distribution
Final decrees contain data on decedents’ estates and the distribution to heirs and/or legatees. Most volumes include a personal name index, primarily to names of decedents.

Becker County 
Volumes for ca. 1900-1910 include many decrees for Ojibwe living on or near the White Earth Reservation. 
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Mille Lacs County
Some volumes include documents for Ojibwe Indians living on or near the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation. 
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

Pine County 
Volumes for ca. 1900-1910 include many decrees for Ojibwe living on or near the White Earth Reservation. 
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid

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