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 1892

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Rebecca Bridges

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Rebellion war claims of California, Oregon, and Nevada

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Report : Claim of A. Babcock

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Report : Claim of Citizens of Oregon, Idaho, and Washington

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Report : Claim of C. Relf

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Report : Claim of Florida

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Report : Claim of G. Ihrie

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Report : Claim of H. Shipley

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Report : Claim of I. Owen

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Report : Claim of M. Thierer

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Report : Claim of Nebraska

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Report : Claim of the Estate of J. Whitfield

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Report : Claim of the First National Bank of Newton, Massachusetts

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Report : Claim of the Mo-kaw-ho-ko Band of Sac and Fox Indians

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Report : Claim of the Reps. Of S. Marston

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Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1892

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Report of the Secretary of the Interior; being part of the message and documents communicated to the two Houses of Congress at the beginning of the second session of the Fifty-first Congress : Annual Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1890

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Report of the Secretary of the Interior; being part of the message and documents communicated to the two Houses of Congress at the beginning of the second session of the Fifty-second Congress, 1892

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Report of the Secretary of the Interior; being part of the message and documents communicated to the two Houses of Congress at the beginning of the second session of the Fifty-second Congress : Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1892

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Report of the Secretary of War; being part of the message and documents communicated to the two Houses of Congress at the beginning of the second session of the Fifty-second Congress, 1892

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Report of the Secretary of War; being part of the message and documents communicated to the two Houses of Congress at the beginning of the second session of the Forty-seventh Congress, 1882

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Report on the Navajo Indians

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Report : Petition of 0. Goodwin

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Report : Petition of A. Northrup

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Report : Petition of E. Carpente

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Report : Petition of E. Starr

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Report : Petition of G. Jones

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Report : Petition of H. Alvis

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Report : Petition of H. Heinze

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Report : Petition of J. Granberry

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Report : Petition of J. Kirtley

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Report : Petition of J. Meigs

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Report : Petition of J. Offley

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Report : Petition of J. Prator

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Report : Petition of J. Smith

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Report : Petition of J. White

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Report : Petition of M. Hitchcock

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Report : Petition of S. Davis

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Report : Petition of T. Chill

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Report : Petition of T. Ellis

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Report : Petition of T. Williams

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Report : Petition of W. Harllee

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Reserving lands in Oklahoma

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Resolution of Senator Jones

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Resolution of Senator Morgan

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Resolution of Senator Perkins

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Resolution of Senator Perkins

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Resolution of Senator Wolcott

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[Resolution Submitted by Mr. Platt]

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Rev. M. M. Travis

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Right of way through Indian Territory.

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Right of way through Puyallup Indian Reservation

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Right of way through the Umatilla Reservation

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Right of way to Hutchison and Southern Rail-Road Company

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Sale of Klamath Indian Reservation

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Sale of stone and timber lands, etc

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Sale of Timber

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Sale of timber on certain lands in Wisconsin

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Samuel G. Briggs

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Schools Within the Chickasaw Cession

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Sections 3480 and 4716 Revised Statutes

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Settlement of Accounts with Certain States

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Southern Ute Indians, Colorado.

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Spokane and Pelouse Railway Co.

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Sterling Kingsley

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Stockbridge and Munsee Indians

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Stockbridge and Munsee Indians

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Stockbridge and Munsee Indians.

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Students at the Hampton Institute

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Sundry civil appropriation bill

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Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill

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Survivors of the Indian Wars of 1832 to 1842, inclusive

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Susan S. Murphy

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Tabular statements of disbursements made from the appropriations for the Indian Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892, 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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Taxation of Indian Citizens

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Temporary government for Oklahoma

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Tendoy, Chief of the Bannock, Shoshone, and Sheepeater Tribe of Indians

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The Public Printing

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Third division of the District of Kansas

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Uncompahgre Indian Reservation

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United States courts in Idaho

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Warren Hall.

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Watertown, Sioux City, and Duluth Railway Co.

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White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation

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William C. Spencer

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William H. Hugo.

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William M. Shimmins and George H. McPherson

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William Russell

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Yuma Pumping Irrigation Company

Submissions from 1893

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Action of troops in the Cherokee Strip.

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Additional appropriation for Department of Justice. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a copy of a communication from the Attorney-General submitting an additional estimate of appropriation for the use of the Department of Justice.

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Admission of Utah.

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Agreement Between Certain Indians

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Allotment of lands to certain Indian tribes.

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Amending section 5391, Revised Statutes.

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Amendment to the timber-culture laws.

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Annual Report of the Attorney-General of the United States for the year 1893

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Applicants for Indian-war pensions.

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Appropriation for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes.

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Appropriation for removal of intruders in the Cherokee Outlet. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury transmitting an estimate of appropriation for the appraisal of improvements and removal of intruders in the Cherokee Outlet, submitted by the Secretary of the Interior.