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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

Tsistsistas, is the Cheyenne word meaning “Human Beings” or “The People.”

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
100 Red Moon Circle
P.O. Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
Fax: 405.262.3044
405.262.0345
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Enrollment

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Enrollment Department

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Enrollment Department provides the following services:

  • Enrollment application processing for tribal membership with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
  • Issue Tribal Identification Cards
  • Paper CDIBs (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood)
  • CDIB II (descendency letters)
  • Issue employee badges
  • Change of Address Forms for tribal members
  • BIA-4432 Forms (Verification of Indian Preference for Employment )
  • Free Notary Service

Phone: 405-422-7600

Fax:  405-422-8238

Membership Requirements

As stated in the current Constitution of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Article IV Membership:

Section 1. Requirements. The Membership of the Tribes shall consist of the following person:

  1. All persons whose names appear on the tribal membership roll prepared pursuant to the Act of October 31, 1967; provided that corrections may be made to the roll at any time, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.
  2. Each person of ¼, or more, a degree of the blood of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, born after October 31, 1967, but prior to the effective date of the constitution and bylaws adopted in 1975, both of whose parents are members of the tribe.
  3. Each person of ¼, or more, a degree of the blood of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, born after October 31, 1967, but prior to the effective date of the constitution and bylaws adopted in 1975, if such is admitted to membership by a majority vote of the Legislature certifying compliance with this section.
  4. Each person of ¼, or more, a degree of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, born to a member of the tribes after the effective date of the constitution and bylaws adopted in 1975.

Genealogy Research

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Department of Enrollment does not process genealogy requests or offer genealogy services to the public. However, there are innumerable resources available for researching and tracing your genealogy or completing your family tree.