The Serial Set is a compilation of U.S. Congressional publications published by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives about the bills and resolutions involved in lawmaking. It also includes reports of executive departments, government-funded institutions, and other independent organizations. Documents in the Serial Set are arranged in numeric series chronologically (not topically). This collection offers detailed contemporaneous documentation of political, military, and governmental activities related to indigenous peoples of the continental United States and Alaskan territory during the 19th century. These government documents were scanned from the print collections of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the University of Oklahoma Libraries. They were identified using Steven L. Johnson’s bibliography, Guide to American Indian Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899, published by Clearwater Publishing Company in 1977. Permission for use of descriptive 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 Donald E. Pray Law Library; Steve Beleu, retired librarian, Oklahoma Department of Libraries; Jeffrey Wilhite, Documents Librarian at the University of Oklahoma Libraries; Elaine B. Bradshaw, Librarian and Digital Repository Manager, University of Oklahoma Donald E. Pray Law Library; and student workers, Sarah K. Capps and Jared Johnson.
Submissions from 1896
Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting communications from the accounting officers of the department, giving lists of officers who are now delinquent in rendering their accounts or in payment of balances due from them.
Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting schedules of claims allowed by the several accounting officers of the Treasury Department under appropriations the balances of which have been exhausted or carried to the surplus fund.
Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting supplemental estimates of appropriations required by the various departments of the government to complete the service of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1896, and for prior years, amounting to $356,115.59, and for the Postal Service, payable from the postal revenues, amounting to $18,669.95.
Letter from the Assistant Secretary of War, transmitting a statement of reasons for the enactment of a draft of a bill pending before the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted by the Secretary of the Interior, in relation to the rights of a United States officer or agent to make arrests of Indians upon Indian reservations.
Letter from the Attorney-General, transmitting a list of all judgments rendered by the Court of Claims in favor of claimants in Indian depredation cases since the date of Senate Doc. No. 50, first session Fifty-fourth Congress.
Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting a draft of a bill to be entitled "An act to amend the ninth section of the act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations, etc., approved March 3, 1885."
Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting certain information as to the proceedings of his department in carrying out the provisions of sections 20, 21, and 22 of an act making appropriations for expenses of the Indian Department, approved August 15, 1894; and also relating to certain lands in the Uncompahgre Indian Reservation in Utah
Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting the report of the Board of Appraisers appointed to appraise the improvements of intruders in the Cherokee Nation, together with accompanying papers and letters upon the subject.
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, 1895.
Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting statements showing the condition of the public business in the several executive departments and other government establishments in the City of Washington on December 1, 1895.
Old Settlers, or Western Cherokee Indians. Memorial of the Old Settlers, or Western Cherokee Indians, praying that the Secretary of the Interior be directed to pay to said Indians the balance remaining subject to his control and reserved out of an appropriation of the sum of $800,386,31, made for the benefit of said Indians in act of Congress appropriating said sum of money, approved August 23, 1894. (28 stat. L., p, 451.).
Submissions from 1897
Accounts allowed in favor of Central Pacific Railroad Company. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a list of accounts allowed in favor of the Central Pacific Railroad Company.
Agreement with Navajo Indians. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting, in response to the resolution of inquiry of the 8th of February, 1897, a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs relating to a treaty with the Navajo Indians.
Agreement with the Five Civilized Tribes. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting to Congress, for its consideration and ratification, an agreement between the Commissioners of the United States to negotiate with the Five Civilized Tribes and the Commission on the part of the Muscogee or Creek Nation, concluded on the 27th day of September, 1897
Certain state bonds belonging to the United States. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a further reply to the House resolution of June 6, 1896, in relation to the payment of certain state bonds and stocks now belonging to the United States under the provisions of the Indian appropriation Act of August 15, 1894, with documents accompanying.
Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting communication from the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, submitting agreement between the United States Commissioners to negotiate with the Five Civilized Tribes, and the Commissioners on the part of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians