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, second floor.

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 tune with past and present traditions, and help our people into the future.


The Enrollment Department will be closed the following dates per Resolution Number E-AS-2020-63:
  • Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 15 - President's Day
  • Friday, April 2 - Good Friday
  • Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 5 - Independence Day
  • Friday, September 3 - Absentee Shawnee Day
  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 11 - Veteran's Day
  • Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26 - Thanksgiving
  • Friday, December 24 - Christmas
Per the Executive Committee the AST Enrollment Office is operating under Phase 1. We are taking necessary precautions to limit exposure to Tribal Members. Due to Covid-19 the Enrollment Office will be closed to the public until further notice. 

Research Resources

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Enrollment Department does not process genealogy requests or offer genealogy services to the public. There are many resources available online for researching and tracing your genealogy.

Census Records
Oklahoma Historical Society 
Find a Grave

Membership Applications / Forms

(For requesting a replacement or updated CDIB)
(To apply for membership with the Tribe)
Conditional Relinquishment 
Minor Conditional Relinquishment 
Voluntary Relinquishment 
Research Application  
Eagle Feather Form

Per Cap Information and Applications

State issued ID, Driver's License or School ID along with updated CDIB card required to process both applications.

W-9 for 2016 Ramah Per Cap 

If you turn 18 through April 30, 2019 please visit the Enrollment Department to apply.

If you turn 18 May 1, 2019 and after the Trust company, ABG Southwest will contact you to issue payment. 

05/06 Per Cap Application

Please contact Enrollment Department for eligibility guidelines. 

Membership Policies/Guidelines 

ID Requirements 
Membership Ordinance


Enrollment Director
Amanda Webb
Enrollment Specialist
Marla Massey
File Clerk
Brittany Coughran
Enrollment Telephone Number: 405-481-8650
Enrollment Email:
**Notice to Tribal Enrollment offices and other entities requesting an enrollment verification: Please send all requests to our group email, to ensure a quick response.**


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