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 Library student workers, especially Sarah K. Capps and Jared Johnson; together with 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 1837

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James Baker

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James L. Kenner

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John B. Perkins

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John McCormick

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John Wilson

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Leslie Malone

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Milley Yates

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Officers resigned in 1836, and companies employed in Seminole war

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Randolph Carter

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Report : Mr. Sevier

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[ Res. No. 1 ]

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Samuel Miller

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Survey of lands in Illinois and Missouri. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, to the chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, accompanied by a report from the Surveyor General of Illinois and Missouri, in reference to surveys in those states

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Sylvester Tiffany (to accompany bill H. R. no. 831).

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Tennessee volunteers (to accompany bill H. R. no. 916).

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Thomas F. McCanless

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Thomas T. Triplett

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Wilkes County, Georgia -- Advances -- Indian war.

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William Bowman

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William Bowman (to accompany bill H. R. no. 859).

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Willis Stephens

Submissions from 1838

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Abraham H. Kingsley

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Abraham Tipton

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Additional land districts -- Wisconsin

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A.J. Pickett and George W. Gayle, aids-de-camp to Governor C. C. Clay.

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Alabama -- Captain Park's Company.

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Alexander Watson.

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Alfred Westfall.

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Andrew Rembert.

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Ann Ross.

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Ann S. Heileman.

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Archibald R. S. Hunter.

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Avery, Saltmarsh, & Co

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Bartholomew E. Vroman

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Basil Brown.

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Benjamin Murphy.

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Caleb Atwater.

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Captain James Hunter

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Certain settlers in Tennessee.

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City of Augusta, Georgia.

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Colonel John Lowry.

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Colonel Joseph Brown

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Cornelius Taylor.

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Daniel Mckinney

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Daniel Newman

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Daniel Snider

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Dempsey Collins.

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Document in relation to the claim of Ephraim Sprague, for remuneration for property lost in the campaign against the Sac and Indians in 1832

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Documents in relation to the validity of the Cherokee Treaty of 1835

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Documents relating to the bill (S. 1) "Providing for the reduction and graduation of the price of the public lands."

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Documents relating to the bill (S. 239) "to establish a foundry; an armory in the West; arsenals in the states in which none have yet been established; and depots for arms in certain states and territories".

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Dr. James H. Cheears's legal representatives.

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Dr. Wm. J. J. Morrow.

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Elam Higley.

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Elisha Bently

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Estimate of appropriations for 1839

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Frances Jones, widow of John Jones.

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Geo. C. Johnson

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George and James Anderson.

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George Fisher.

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George Moffit, deceased -- heirs of.

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Heirs of James Caller, assignee of Joseph Anderson.

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Henry Bush

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Henry Gratiot -- administrators of.

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Hiram K. Turk

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Hosea Neale -- widow of.

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Illinois -- sufferers from Indians.

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Improvements lost by treaty with Choctaw Indians

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Indiana Militia.

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Indian depredations.

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Indian trust funds.

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Isaac N. Piggott.

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Jacob Becker

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Jacob Hanks.

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James Brown -- representatives of

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Jemison and Williamson.

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John Dougherty

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John L. Allen

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John L. McCarty.

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John McCartney.

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Joseph Dukes

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Joseph E. Pomar.

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Josephine Nourse.

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Joseph M. Hernandez.

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Joseph S. Milligan and Philip D. Meroney.

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Joseph W. Knipe.

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Josias E. Vroman

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Lands to organized militiamen, &c

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Letter from the Secretary of War, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, in relation to the payment of Indian annuities, and the necessity of imposing further restrictions upon Indian traders.

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Letter from the Secretary of War, to the Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, on the subject of compensating the militia who attended the payment of the annuity to the Pottawatamie Indians in 1836

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Lewis Evans

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Lieutenant John Allison

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Losses -- late war with Creek Indians, Alabama.

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Matthew Duncan

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Memorial of a number of citizens of Mississippi, settlers in the Choctaw Purchase, praying to be allowed the benefit of a preemption law.

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Memorial of a number of citizens of Pennsylvania, praying the re-consideration of the treaty made with the Cherokees at New Echota, in December, 1835

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Memorial of a number of citizens of Washington County, Arkansas, praying the erection of a fort at or near the town of Fayetteville, in said county

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Memorial of Sylvanus Fansher, praying the establishment of a permanent vaccine institution, for the benefit of the Army, Navy, and Indian Department

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Memorial of the Legislature of Mississippi, that the settlers on the Choctaw Purchase, within the limits of that State, may be allowed the right of pre-emption

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Message from the President of the United States, to the two Houses of Congress, at the commencement of the third session of the Twenty-fifth Congress.