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 1893

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Sale of certain Indian lands.

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Samuel S. Anderson

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Sections 3480 and 4716, Revised Statutes.

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Sioux and Lower Brule Indians

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Special judge in the federal court of Indian territory.

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Statements showing I. -- Appropriations made during the second session of the Fifty-second Congress (pp. 5-302). II. -- New offices created and the salaries thereof (pp. 303-311). III. -- Offices the salaries of which have been omitted, with the amount of such reduction (pp. 303-311). IV. -- Offices the salaries of which have been increased, with the amount of such increase (pp. 312-314). V. -- Offices the salaries of which have been reduced, with the amount of such reduction (pp. 312-314). VI. -- Chronological history of the regular appropriation bills (p. 315).

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Stations and depots on certain railroads in the territories.

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[Stockbridge and Munsee Indian]

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Sundry citizens at Fort Logan, Colo. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting, with its inclosures, a copy of a letter from the commanding officer at Fort Logan, Colo., the result of the prosecution of sundry citizens for an offense committed on that reservation July 8, 1890, and recommending the reenactment of section 5391, Revised Statutes.

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Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill

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Sundry civil appropriation bill.

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Tabular statements of disbursements made from the appropriations for the Indian Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1893, and of the salary and incidental expenses paid at each agency in the Indian Service during said period, showing the appropriations from which paid and the number of Indians at each agency.

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The discovery of Nebraska and a visit to Nebraska in 1662. Read before the Nebraska Historical Society in 1880 and 1885.

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Title To Certain Lands

Submissions from 1894

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Abstract of the Eleventh Census: 1890.

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Accounts of J. J. Hitt et al. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Attorney-General, inclosing accounts of J. J. Hitt et al., for legal services rendered the United States.

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Additional grounds for station purposes in Indian Territory.

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Agreement with Indians on Siletz Reservation

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Agreement with Nez Perces Indians

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Agreement with the Wichita Indians, etc

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Agreement with Yankton Tribe of Sioux Indians.

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Agreement with Yuma Indians in California

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Albany and Astoria Railway Company.

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Alexander M. Winston. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting copy of a communication from the Attorney-General, submitting for an appropriation, the account of Alexander M. Winston, for services rendered, etc.

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Alleged Violations of the Civil-Service Law

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Altamonte Water Company.

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Amending section 1 of the Act of May 14, 1890.

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Amendment to Indian appropriation bill. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior recommending an amendment to the Indian appropriation bill for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895.

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Amendment to Indian appropriation bill. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury relative to the Indian appropriation bill, and submitting an amendment to section of said bill.

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Annual Settlement of the Public Accounts

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Appropriation for Indian police service. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of deficiency in the appropriation for Indian police service for the current fiscal year, submitted by the Secretary of the Interior.

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Appropriations for the Army.

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Assistant to Superintendent of Indian Schools. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of appropriation, submitted by the Secretary of the Interior to provide the Superintendent of Indian Schools with an expert assistant.

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[Avery D. Babcock and Wife.]

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Benjamin F. Poteet

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Brainerd and Northern Minnesota Railway Company.

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[Bridge Across the Niobrara River.]

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California, Oregon, and Nevada War Claims

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Calvary Cathedral, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.

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Choctaw Tribe of Indians

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Cities and towns in the Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, to purchase public lands, etc.

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[Claim of the State of Florida.]

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Claims allowed by accounting officers. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a list of claims allowed by the several accounting officers of the Treasury Department.

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Claims of certain deputy marshals. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Attorney-General requesting authority to pay claims of certain deputy marshals.

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Claims of Certain wyandote Indians

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Colville Reservation. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury transmitting an estimate of deficiency in the appropriation for opening a part of the Colville Reservation in Washington, submitted by the Secretary of the Interior.

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Compensation for survey of lands of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a draft of a bill to authorize compensation for the survey of the lands of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians, submitted by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.

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Comprehensive index of the publications of the United States Government, 1889-1893.

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Condition of Affairs in Indian Territory

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Confederated Otoe and Missouria Indian Reservation

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Contingent expenses of the Interior Department. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a statement of the contingent expenses of that department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894.

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Contract schools for Indians.

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Cornelia de Peyster Black.

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Correction of errors in allotments of lands to Indians, etc.

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Deficiency estimates. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting estimates of deficiencies in appropriations for the several departments of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894, and for prior years.

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Delay in opening the Kickapoo Indian Reservation.

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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. W. H. Thomas et al. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Attorney-General submitting two agreements of compromise in two suits respectively of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians v. W. H. Thomas et al., and of the United States v. W. H. Thomas et al., now pending in the U. S. Circuit Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

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E. Douglass.

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Edwin D. Chadick and R. T. Wilson & Co.

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Edwin H. Van Antwerp And Chas. H. Bates.

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E. E. White

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Eleventh report of the United States Civil Service Commission

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Ely Moore and Daniel Woodson.

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Ely Moore and Daniel Woodson. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Second Comptroller, with inclosures, certifying for an appropriation the amounts found due Ely Moore and Daniel Woodson, under the joint resolution approved April 2, 1894.

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Erection of a flour and saw mill at Shoshone Agency, Wyo. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Secretary of the Interior for the erection of a flour and saw mill at Shoshone Agency, Wyo.

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Expenditures of the Smithsonian Institution. Letter from the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, transmitting a detailed statement of expenditures from appropriations committed by Congress to the care of the Smithsonian Institution for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894.

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Five Civilized Tribes

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Five Civilized Tribes of Indians

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Flour Mill, at Pima Agency, Ariz. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting, a copy of a communication from the Secretary of the Interior recommending that the appropriation in the Indian bill for "Operating and repairing the flour mill at Pima Agency, Ariz.," be increased.

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Fond du Lac Indians. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of appropriation, submitted by the Secretary of the Interior, for the Fond du Lac Indians in the State of Minnesota.

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Frank Murphy and others.

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George A. Johnson.

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Grace Harrington.

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Gray's Battalion of Arkansas Volunteers.

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Heirs of Don Juan Filhiol.

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H. W. Lee.

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[H.W. Shipley.]

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Increase of pension to survivors of the Mexican and Indian Wars and to their widows.

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Indian appropriation bill.

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Indian Appropriations.

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Indian depredation claims.

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Indian school at Cherokee, N. C. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior submitting an estimate of appropriation for the Indian school at Cherokee, N. C.

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Indian school at Cherokee, N. C. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury. Transmitting estimate of appropriation submitted by the Secretary of the Interior for support of the Indian school at Cherokee, N. C., for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895.

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Indian school at Fort Shaw, Mont. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting estimate from the Secretary of the Interior of the appropriation necessary for the support of the Indian school at Fort Shaw, Mont., for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895.

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Indian school at Phoenix, Ariz. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting estimate from the Secretary of the Interior of appropriation for the Indian school at Phoenix, Ariz., for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895.

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Indians of the Crow Creek Reservation, S. Dak. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Secretary of the Interior, to compensate the Indians of the Crow Creek Reservation, in South Dakota, for loss sustained by them in receiving less land per capita than was received by Indians in other diminished reservations.

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Interest on certain state stock belonging to various Indian tribes. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of appropriation, submitted by the Secretary of the Interior, to pay the interest on certain nonpaying state stock belonging to the various Indian tribes.

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International Council of Five Nations

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior recommending a specific appropriation for surveying and allotting Indian reservations for the fiscal year 1894.

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, in answer to the resolution of the Senate of February 2, 1894, directing him to transmit to the Senate copies of all reports made by A. P. Swineford, a special agent of the department, relating to the reservation of lands for county seats or town sites along the line of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad in the Cherokee Outlet previous to the opening of the same to settlement, inclosing a report from the Commissioner of the General Land Office and a report of said A. P. Swineford.

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, in answer to the resolution of the Senate of January 29, 1894, calling for advice relative to pensions issued on account of services in David West's Company B, in the battalion regiment of Arkansas Volunteers, commanded by Lieut. Col. William Gray, called into the service of the United States under act of Congress approved May 13, 1846, and transmitting a copy of a letter, and inclosures, from the Commissioner of Pensions.

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with a schedule of names of settlers on the Crow Creek and Winnebago Reservation, in South Dakota, and the amount of damages sustained by them between February 27, 1885, and April 17, 1885, with recommendation for appropriations to reimburse certain settlers.

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a copy of a communication from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with draft of a bill for the construction of a wagon road on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting an agreement with the Nez Perce Tribe of Indians in Idaho, together with the report of the commissioner appointed to negotiate with said Indians, and a draft of a bill to confirm and ratify said agreement.

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting letter from Indian Commissioner concerning treaties with Yankton and Dakota or Sioux Indians, and other papers.

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, in answer to the resolution of the Senate of December 14, 1893, with respect to the value of textile fabrics purchased for the Army, the Navy, the Indian Bureau, and the Marine-Hospital Service for the fiscal year 1893, transmitting reports of the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Surgeon-General of the Marine Hospital Service, relative thereto.

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In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, in answer to the Senate resolution of February 2, 1894, stating the amount paid to the Chickasaw Tribe of Indians as interest on their trust funds.

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James William Abert.

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Jean Louis Legare.

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J. K. White. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Secretary of the Interior to pay J. K. White for drawings, etc., for buildings at the site of Lower Brule Agency, S. Dak.