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 1844

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Winnebago Indians

Submissions from 1845

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Adam McCulloch

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Bent, St. Vrain, & Co

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Captain J. B. Crozier's company of Tennessee volunteers

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Charles R. Allen

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Chickasaw Fund. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report of the investigation into the investment of the Chickasaw Fund.

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Choctaw Academy in Kentucky

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Contingent expenditures -- War Department. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting statements of expenditures from the contingent funds of the War Department, &c

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Deerin Farrer.

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Econchatimico, Indian chief

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Estimates of appropriations. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting estimates of appropriations required for the service of the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1847.

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Fleming Wood

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Florida -- Militia service

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George B. Russell

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Israel Johnson

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James Davidson

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James Davidson

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James M. Smith and L. T. Pease

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John Francis

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Joseph Gerard

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Joshua Kennedy

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Land sales in Northwestern District, Mississippi. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 20).

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Lucien B. Webster

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Mary Ann Bruner

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Memorial of the General Assembly of Missouri, praying that the southern boundary line of the proposed State of Iowa may be made to conform to the northern boundary line of the State of Missouri

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Memorial of the Legislative Committee of Oregon, for the establishment of a territorial government under the protection of the United States

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Memorial of the Legislature of the State of Florida, asking for the appointment of a board of commissioners to ascertain losses of citizens of Florida, by the destruction of their property in the Seminole War of 1836

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Military posts on the route to Oregon

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National edifices at Washington

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On the Relief of F. Slocum and Children

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Public buildings

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Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, on the state of the finances

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Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting the Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office.

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Report of the Secretary of War, communicating (in compliance with a resolution of the Senate) a copy of a report of Walter Cunningham, late mineral agent on Lake Superior

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Report of the Secretary of War, communicating (in compliance with a resolution of the Senate) information of facilities of approach to, and intercourse with, the mineral region of Lake Superior

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Report of the Secretary of War, communicating (in compliance with a resolution of the Senate) the report and correspondence of the board of inquiry, to prosecute an examination into the causes and extent of the discontents and difficulties among the Cherokee Indians

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Report : Petition of H. Catlin

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Resolutions of the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin, to obtain the extinguishment of the Indian title to the lands north of the Fox River

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Robert Graham

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Salaries of persons employed at Washington, &c

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Samuel D. Enochs

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Samuel Perry

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Shurtz, Wood, Berry, and others

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Thomas Bronough

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Thomas T. Wright

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William Brook et al

Submissions from 1846

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Aaron B. Mead and others.

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Alabama -- Military claims

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Amelia Brereton. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 287).

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American Indian Mission Association. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 490).

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Anthony Walton Bayard. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 270).

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Aquilla Goodwin. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 352).

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Assignee of P. G. Hambaugh.

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Balances of appropriations, &c. &c. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the annual statement of the Second Comptroller, showing the balances of appropriations on the 1st of July, 1844, &c. &c

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Benjamin Crawford.

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Benjamin Johnson

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Bennet M. Dell. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 322).

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Boundary line between Iowa and Missouri. Memorial of the convention of the State of Missouri, on the admission of Iowa into the Union, and on the northern boundary of the State of Missouri

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Catharine Fulton. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 338).

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Catlin's Indian gallery

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Charles. M. Gibson

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Charles M. Hudspeth

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Charles Sumption

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Cherokee Indians. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting information relative to outrages lately committed in the Cherokee Nation

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Cherokee Indians. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 456)

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Chickasaw fund. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting annual statement of credits and expenditures made on account of fund appropriated to carry into effect the treaties concluded by Chickasaw Indians on the 20th October, 1832, and 24th May, 1834

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Compensation to officers and soldiers of the Indian Wars. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 2)

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Cyrus Turner -- Heirs of. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 196)

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Daniel Turnipseed

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David S. Rodgers.

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Disbursements to Indians. Letter from the Second Auditor, transmitting a report of disbursements to Indians for the year ending 30th September, 1845

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Dubuque Claim.

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Estimates of appropriations. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting estimates of appropriations required for the service of the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1848

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Extinguishment of Indian titles. Resolutions of the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, relative to the extinguishment of the Indian title to certain lands

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Gad Humphreys

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George B. Russell. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 415)

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George Center

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George Hix

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George Moffit

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Griffin Kelly. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 350).

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Guy Carpenter

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Heirs of Joshua Kenedy. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 461).

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Henry Disbrow.

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James B. McCutchen

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James C. Watson (To accompany bill H.R. no. 357)

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James Edwards. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 380)

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James E. Rawlings.

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James P. H. Porter. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 264).

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John A. Bryan. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 475).

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John B. Chaudonia. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 433)

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John Motlow -- Heirs of

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John Robinson

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John W. Crane

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Joseph and Lindsay Ward. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 256).

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Joseph and Lindsay Ward. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 256).

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Joseph Dusseau. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 348).

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Julius Eldred and sons. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 404)

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Langtry & Jenkins

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Lawrence Van Dyck and others.

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Legal representative of Thomas Murray, Jr. (To accompany bill H.R. no. 320).