AST Enrollment Department

The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Enrollment is supervised by the Secretary's Office and the duties to the Enrollment Department are set forth in the Constitution and the Enrollment Ordinance. We are located at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Building 1.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (or Absentee Shawnee) is one of three federally recognized tribes of Shawnee people. Historically Shawnees resided in the Eastern United States. The Absentee Shawnee Tribal headquarters is in Shawnee, Oklahoma; its tribal jurisdiction area includes land properties in Oklahoma in both Cleveland County and Pottawatomie County. 

Though it is not a formal division, there is a social separation within its current tribal membership between the traditionalist Big Jim Band, which kept cultural traditions and ceremonies who primarily reside in the Little Axe, Norman area, and the modernist White Turkey Band, which adopted European ways and began to favor modern tendencies, with many families based in the Shawnee area. Regardless of historical viewpoints, the bands cooperate for the future of the tribe.

As Enrollment we are here to preserve our history, stay in tuned with past and present traditions, and help our people into the future.

DNA Testing 
Enrollment is now offering DNA testing. This is available to the public. Appointments are required. All payments must be made before appointment is accepted. For all inquiries contact our office.
Prices are listed below:
-Parentage Test Pricing-
Tribal Members: $75
Non Tribal Members: $85

Research Resources

Research Application
Census Records
Oklahoma Historical Society 

Membership Applications / Forms

Universal Form (Name,Address, and CDIB)
Enrollment Application
Descendant Application
Conditional Relinquishment 
Minor Conditional Relinquishment 
Voluntary Relinquishment 

 Consent to Release Form 

W-9 Form 

Per Cap Application 

Membership Policies/Guidelines 

ID Requirements 
Membership Ordinance


Enrollment Director


Phone: 405-275-4030
Fax: 405-716-6421
Enrollment Specalist
Phone: 405-275-4030 x6288
Fax: 405-716-6421


Absentee Shawnee Tribe Building 1 
2025 S. Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801
Fax: 405-716-6421