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Native American Archives

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The Native American Archives collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection is made possible in collaboration with the National Archives and Allen County Library.

The database features ratified treaties that occurred between the U.S. government and American Indian tribes. Also included are related correspondence, a chronological list of the treaties, and indexes by both place and tribe. A few earlier treaties and agreements between the colonial governments and the Continental Congress, and the Congress of the Confederation are included as these were later adopted under the U.S. government under the Constitution.

Rinehart 1898 photos:  Frank A. Rinehart, a commercial photographer in Omaha, Nebraska, was commissioned to photograph the 1898 Indian Congress, part of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. More than five hundred Native Americans from thirty-five tribes attended the conference

Documents includes:
Dawes Packets containing original applications for tribal enrollments
Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims (1906-1909)
The Guion Miller Rolls
Indian Census Rolls (1885-1940)
Ratified Indian Treaties dating back to 1722
Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee (1801-1835)
Series of Enrollment Cards (1898-1914)


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Date Coverage

18th to 20th Century


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