Report books of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1838-1885

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Washington, D.C. : National Archives & Records Administration, Central Plains Region, 1963
53 microfilm reels ; 35 mm
National Archives microfilm publications; M0348


Microfilm of original records in the National Archives in Washington, District of Columbia.

"Until March, 1849, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs reported to the Secretary of War; thereafter he reported to the Secretary of the Interior. All communications to the Secretary were considered to be reports. They range from extensive narratives, such as annual to brief letters transmitting documents or recommending appointment. They relate to almost every aspect of the administration of Indian affairs, including the negotiation and enforcement of treaties, estimates and appropriations, legislation, investigations, claims (particularly for depredations), maintenance of order and military operations, liquor control, establishment of reservations, appraisements of land, sales of land, issuance of land scrip, allotments, leases, licenses, trust funds, annuity goods, schools, agriculture, the field organization of the Indian service, location of agencies, appointments and employees, buildings, purchase and transportation of supplies, and accounts."--Introd.

"The earlier volumes have indexes both of subjects and of names of addressees."--Introd.


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