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 Interior, transmitting an agreement with the San Carlos Reservation Indians ceding certain lands to the United States, together with reports from the Commissioners of Indian Affairs and of the General Land Office, and the draft of a bill ratifying and confirming the agreement
Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of the Interior, submitting a request for authority to use unexpended balance of an appropriation to reimburse Rev. E. Ashley for services.
Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War, submitting an estimate of deficiency in the appropriation for horses for cavalry and artillery.
Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a copy of a communication from the Attorney-General relating to the reimbursement of Capt. John L. Bullis, Twenty-fourth Infantry, United States Army.
Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of appropriation for support of Sioux of different tribes, subsistence and civilization, 1893, and prior years, to pay for the rent of a warehouse at Rushville, Nebr.
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, in response to the House resolution of the 22d instant, a copy of the report of Henry W. Elliott on the condition of the fur-seal fisheries of Alaska, together with all maps and illustrations accompanying said report.
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.).
Receipts and expenditures. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury transmitting a combined statement of the receipts and expenditures of the government for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1896.