Native American Trial Databases

Illustration of Native American manners and customs

North American Indian Thought and Culture

This collection brings together more than 100,000 pages, which includes autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files (Alexander Street Press). To gain access, please go here:

Early Encounters in North America

This collection documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. It focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women (Alexander Street Press). To gain access, please go here:

American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971

The two major collections on the 20th Century in this module are Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and records from the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes. It also features 19th Century records with a focus on the interaction among white settlers, the U.S. federal government, and Indian tribes (ProQuest). To gain access, please go here:

Indian Claims Insight

Search docket histories and Nation/Tribe and State/Territory Histories for insight into the treaties, claims, testimony and decisions related to states and federally recognized Indian nations (ProQuest). To gain access, please go here:

All trials expire on Dec. 15, 2021.

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