Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Indian Affairs: Laws & Treaties, compiled & edited by Charles J. Kappler

Oklahoma State University Library has digitally uploaded Charles J. Kappler's Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties book which "is an historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII). The work was first published in 1903-04 by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Enhanced by the editors' use of margin notations and a comprehensive index, the information contained in Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties is in high demand".

  • Volume I: Laws, Compiled to Dec. 1, 1902.
    • Permanent General Laws Relating To Indian Affairs
    • Permanent Acts Relative to Particular Tribes
    • Executive Orders Relative to Indian Reserves
    • Proclamations
    • Appendices
      • Revised Spelling of Indian Names
      • Miscellaneous Orders and Documents Pertaining to Executive Orders Establishing Reserves
      • Decisions of the Supreme Court
  • Volume II: Treaties, 1778-1883.
    • Treaties By Tribe Name
    • Treaties by Year
  • Volume III: Laws, Compiled to Dec. 1, 1913.
    • Laws Relating to Indian Affairs
    • Proclamations
    • Executive Orders
    • Agreements
    • Statement of Funds Held in Trust
    • Title "Indians" from CYC (Reprinted with new cases)
  • Volume IV: Laws, Compiled to Mar. 4, 1927.
    • Laws Relating to Indian Affairs
    • Proclamations
    • Executive Orders
    • Treaties
    • Indian Treaties construed by the Supreme Court of the United States
    • Jurisdiction; Indian rights
    • Indian tribal funds
    • Appendix
  • Volume V: Laws, Compiled to Dec. 22, 1927- June 29, 1938.
    • Laws Relating to Indian Affairs
      • Addenda to Laws in Volumes IV and V
    • Proclamations of the President of the United States
    • Executive Orders Relating to Indian Reservations
    • Unratified treaties with Indian tribes
    • Important court decisions on Indian tribal rights and property
    • Docket of Indian claims cases pending in the Court of Claims, Dec. 1938
    • List of Indian claims cases decided by the Court if Claims and reported in Court of Claims Reports, Vol. 1-90
    • Indian tribal funds
  • Volume VI: Laws, Compiled from Feb. 10, 1939 - Jan. 13, 1971.
    • Laws Relating to Indian Affairs
  • Volume VII: Laws, Compiled from Feb. 10, 1939- Jan. 13, 1971.
    • Proclamations
    • Selected Provisions of United States Code, 1970 edition
    • Education
    • Highways
    • Mineral Lands and Mining
    • Navigation and Navigable Waters
    • Public Buildings, Property, and Works
    • The Public Health and Welfare
    • Public Lands
    • Executive and Departmental orders (1936-1971)
    • Federal Register-Delegations of Authority by the Secretary of the Interior
    • Tables of Statutes affected



-not compiled by Charles J. Kappler,
 but are still important federally recognized treaties available online 
  • The Great Treaty of 1722 Between the Five Nations, the Mahicans, and the Colonies of New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania
  • Deed in Trust from Three of the Five Nations of Indians to the King, 1726.
  • A Treaty Held at the Town of Lancaster, By the Honorable the Lieutenant Governor of the Province, and the Honorable the Commissioners for the Province of Virginia and Maryland, with the Indians of the Six Nations in June, 1744.
  • Treaty of Logstown, 1752.
  • The Albany Congress, and Treaty of 1754.
  • At a Conference Held by the Honourable Brigadier General Moncton with the Western Nations of Indians, at the Camp before Pittsburgh, 12th Day of August 1760.
  • Treaty of Fort Stanwix, or the Grant from the Six Nations to the King and Agreement of Boundary Line- Six Nations, Shawnee, Delaware, Mingoes of Ohio, 1768.
  • Convention Between the State of New York and the Oneida Indians, June 1, 1768.
  • A Treaty Between the United States of America and the sachems, chiefs, and warriors, of the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippewa, Munsee, and Delaware, Shawnee, and Pattawatamy nations, holden at fort Industry, on the Miami of the lake, on the 4th of July, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and five.

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