An 1844 letter from a Brothertown member discussed the government's unceasing need for more genealogical information from Indians, and this discussion continues to be held today. As a nation, we look to those who came before us to honor them. We also look to them when it is necessary to demonstrate on paper that we are who we say we are.
Enrollment in the Brothertown Nation is based upon an individual's direct descent from an individual listed in one of three previously certified government rolls. Many Brothertown descend from multiple individuals. We descend from six parent tribes from seven different villages and Brothertown members intermarried as a way to strengthen relationships and family lines across the parent tribes.
For those who are interested in their lineage, the Enrollment Committee may be able to assist you or help you contact those who can provide assistance.