Anyone applying for enrollment in the Modoc Nation must meet the following qualifications:
- An applicant for membership by enrollment shall furnish the tribal registrar with documented proof of ancestry tracing the individual back to a person listed on the current roll or the 1878 Quapaw Agency Modoc Census of Subsistence and Ration list. Additionally, the applicant must show that their ancestors did not return to Oregon, pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1909. The Act of 1909 applies accordingly to
- “… those Modoc Indians now enrolled at the Quapaw Agency, in Oklahoma, formerly Indian Territory, together with their descendants living at the date of the passage of this Act, and that upon the removal of any of said Indians to the Klamath Reservation, in Oregon, they shall be allotted as other Indians on said reservation, and that upon the passage of this Act they be accorded all the rights and privileges of other Indians enrolled at the Klamath Agency.”
- Proof of ancestry shall include tribal enrollment cards, certified birth, death, marriage or baptismal certificates; church records; court records; census records or a roll or historical record of the Modoc Nation.
- Persons, not already on the Modoc Roll, that are or have been enrolled with another Federal Recognized Tribe shall be ineligible for membership in the Modoc Nation. This Section shall be interpreted to prohibit dual enrollment and membership transfers.
You can find the enrollment form here