This collection of documents pertains to the history of American Indians and Alaskan Natives during the period 1817-1899. 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. American Indian and Alaskan Native documents are interspersed chronologically (not topically) throughout the Serial Set. This collection was assembled using Steven L. Johnson’s bibliography, Guide to American Indian Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899, Clearwater Publishing Company, 1977. Permission for use of annotations was granted by ProQuest LLC as successor in title to ownership of this publication. 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. Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries provided access to Serial Set Documents from the ODL collection. Scanning took place at the Donald E. Pray College of Law Library under the supervision of Marilyn K. Nicely, Retired Law Librarian for Native American Law Digitization. Most scanning was performed by student workers, and especially by student Sarah K. Capps.

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Submissions from 1836

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Basil Brown

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Clerks in public offices -- Increase pay of

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Don Juan Madrazo

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Frances Gardiner

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Hostile Indians in Florida

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Illinois frontier settlers

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Inhabitants of La Salle County, Illinois

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James Collier

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John and James Brown

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John B. Perkins

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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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Pre-emption rights defeated by Indian reservations

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Thomas T. Triplet

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Us-se-yoholo

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Zacheus Copeland

Submissions from 1835

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Abner Stelson.

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Benjamin F. Stickney

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Joseph Cooper

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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 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 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