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Indigenous Peoples: Treaties

This guide supports Prof. Ulrike Wiethaus' courses on Indigenous Peoples.

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Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute


Treaties with American Indians : an Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty  Ref KF8203.6 .T74 2008

The W.E.B. DuBois Library at the University of Massachusettes at Amherst has compiled an extensive list of resources relating to treaties with Native American Tribes. 

The University of Nebraska Libraries–Electronic Text Center has digitized its collection of early treaties with American Indians.  You can view the documents in either of two formats: a text version or a reproduction of the original page.  Click here.

The Oklahoma State University Library presents a multi-volume set titled Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties compiled and edited by Charles Kappler.

The People's Path  Here's a web site that has compiled links to numerous sources regarding Indian treaties

Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project.  This is a joint project of University of Oklahoma Law Library and the National Indian Law Library

Treaties between the United States and Native American
This site is presented by Yale Law School's Avalon Project and provides the full text of the treaties listed there.

Papers of the War Department, 1784 - 1800

Transcript of the Dawes Act

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