The Native Americans Reference Collection
Documents collected by The Office of Indian Affairs, 1901-1948
This comprehensive collection of 47 reels on microfilm covers the government’s intervention in the work, education, health care, reservation and tribal governance, and other areas of Native American life. The sources include congressional documents, reports, committee hearings, pamphlets, and records of church and other private organizations. The materials provide vivid detail and eyewitness accounts of historical events, including the settlement of western territories, wars, landmark court decisions, treaties, and the construction of railroads.