These facsimile United States government documents were assembled from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries print collection and scanned at the University of Oklahoma Donald E Pray Law Library. Librarians Marilyn Nicely and Steve Beleu identified titles to scan using Steven L. Johnson’s book, Guide to American Indian Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899. The database is the product of a six-year-long partnership. It was undertaken in order to provide free, online access to this historic content for the benefit of tribes, scholars, students and the public in general. The source volumes were preserved intact throughout the scanning process and may be consulted onsite at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

During the 19th century, the United States was engaged in an era of territorial expansion and addition of new states. The government entered into treaties with tribes, conducted wars with tribes, established reservations, relocated tribes, and determined rights to the lands and resources of the indigenous population. The Serial Set provides in-depth, detailed contemporaneous documentation of political, military, and governmental activities related to indigenous peoples of the continental United States and Alaskan territory.

The Serial Set, which is still published today, contains the House and Senate Documents and Reports from Congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. It also includes materials from the executive branch. Documents in the Serial Set are arranged in series chronologically (not topically). Johnson’s bibliographic Guide required the author’s review, scrutiny and selection of documents from an enormous number of Serial Set volumes. Guide to American Indian Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899 was published by Clearwater Publishing Company in 1977. Permission for use of subject annotations was granted by ProQuest LLC as successor in title to ownership of this publication.

Individuals responsible for creating the database are Marilyn K Nicely, Retired Law Librarian for Native American Digitization at the University of Oklahoma Law Library; OU Law student workers, especially Sarah K. Capps; and Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Major institutional support was provided by OU Law and ODL

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Submissions from 1827

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Report of the Select Committee of the House of Representatives, to which were referred the messages of the President U.S. of the 5th and 8th February, and 2d March, 1827, with accompanying documents and a report and resolutions of the Legislature of Georgia

Submissions from 1834

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Memorial of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, praying that a territorial government be established for the western part of said territory, or Wisconsin, &c

Submissions from 1835

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Abner Stelson.

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Abner Stelson.

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Benjamin F. Stickney

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Joseph Cooper

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Message from the President of the United States to the two Houses of Congress at the commencement of the First Session of the Twenty-Fourth Congress, 1835

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Resolution of Senator Poindexter

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Samuel Cozad.

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The legal representatives of Willie Blount

Submissions from 1836

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Aaron Pierce

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Abuses -- Indian Affairs

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Albion T. Crow

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Alexander G. Morgan

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Arkansas -- Losses by Choctaw treaty

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Basil Brown

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Benjamin Murphy

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Charles A. Grignon.

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Choctaw Reservation

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Claims between the Rio Hondo and Sabine Rivers (to accompany bill H. R. no. 797).

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Clerks in public offices -- Increase pay of

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Col. Gideon Morgan

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Daniel Sherwood

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Doctor David H. Maxwell

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Don Juan Madrazo

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Edward Duval, administrators of

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Enoch G. Wise

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Frances Gardiner

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Gabriel Priest

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George Cubbage

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George C. Willard

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Heirs of Jacob Smith

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Heirs of Thomas F. Reddeck

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Henry Stoddard

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Horses and other property lost in Indian wars

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Hostile Indians in Florida

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Hugh L. Heiskell

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Illinois frontier settlers

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Indian hostilities to suppress -- Estimate

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Inhabitants of La Salle County, Illinois

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Isaac Wellborn, Jr

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James Alexander and Ira Nash

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James Baker

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James Baker

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James Brown and John Brown

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James Caulfield

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James Clyman

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James Collier

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James L. Kenner (to accompany bill H. R. no. 762).

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James McPherson

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Jesse Morrisson

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John and James Brown

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John B. Perkins

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John Johnston's administratrix

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John L. Bogardus

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John McCartney

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John Reilly

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John Wilson

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Joseph Willson

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Joshua Pitcher

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Jubal B. Hancock

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Land Claims, &c., under 14th article Choctaw Treaty

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Lands to organized militia men, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of War, to the Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, in relation to providing camp equipage for the militia

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Letter from the Secretary of War transmitting a list of officers and other persons employed in the Indian Department, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of War transmitting a statement of the appropriations and expenditures for the department, for 1835

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Letter from the Secretary of War transmitting documents in relation to hostilities of Creek Indians

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Letter from the Secretary of War transmitting estimates of appropriations necessary to carry into effect certain Indian treaties

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Lot Leonard

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Luke Voorhise

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Major Dade, et al. -- Pensions to widows and children

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Memorial of citizens of east Florida, convened at St. Augustine, upon the subject of the hostile proceedings of the Seminole Indians in the said territory

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Memorial of the Cherokee representatives, submitting the protest of the Cherokee Nation against the ratification, execution, and enforcement of the treaty negotiated at New Echota, in December 1835

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Message from the President of the United States to the two Houses of Congress at the commencement of the Second Session of the Twenty-Fourth Congress, 1836

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Message from the President of the United States transmitting a report from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report relating to the Cherokee treaty

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Message from the President of the United States transmitting a supplemental report respecting the causes of the Seminole hostilities, and the measures taken to suppress them

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Message from the President of the United States transmitting correspondence in relation to Indian affairs, required by a resolution of the House of Representatives of 23d January 1835, as can be furnished by the War Department; also a report from the Treasury Department on the same subject

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Micajah Ricketts

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Milley Yates

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Missouri -- Extension of western boundary

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Pensions to persons engaged in Indian wars, &c (to accompany bill H. R. no. 353).

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Petition of the citizens of the State of Mississippi remonstrating against Indian claims

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Poas Hadgo

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Pre-emption rights defeated by Indian reservations

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Protect western frontier

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Remove troops from Fort Gibson

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Representatives of Wm. Anderson, deceased

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Resolution of the Legislature of Illinois in favor of granting pensions to persons engaged against the Indians prior to the treaty of Greenville

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Reuben Gentry et al

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Reuben Gentry, Wm. Monroe, et al

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Reuben N. Bullard

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Richard Doughty

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Richard Hathaway, James Flinn and Mary Hubbell

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Robert Frazier

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Robert McBride

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Samuel Drury

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Samuel Tillet

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Sciote Evans

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Stephen Pleasanton

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