Native Americans in Government Documents

Historical & Cutural Classics

Handbook of North American Indians.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978-
HSSGIS Reference: E77 H251
Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.
Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office, 1912, 1959. (U. S. Bureau of American Ethnology. Bulletin ; 30) [various reprint editions]
HSSGIS Reference: E51 U5 no.30 (also copy in Shields Library Stacks)
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. List of publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology, with index to authors and titles. (
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1971
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. Annual report.
Washington, D.C.: Government printing office, 1881-1964.
Shields Stacks: E51 U48 v.1-48 (1879/80-1930/31), v.80-81 (1962/1963-1963/1964)
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. Bulletins.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
Shields Stacks: E51 U5
Bureau of Indian Affairs (

Congressional Documents

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 Digital Edition (
Full text congressional committee documents and reports, including maps and illustrations. Ongoing project to be completed by 2006. Includes agency annual reports published in congressional editions, for example, Bureau of Indian Affairs Annual reports to the Secretary of the Interior.
LexisNexis Congressional with Historical Indexes 1789-1969 (
Indexes U.S. congressional publications, hearings, committee documents and reports. Full text not available for historical publications (1789-1969)

Laws, Treaties

Kappler, Charles J. Indian affairs. Laws and treaties. [2d. ed.] (
Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1904. Vols. 1-5 reprinted in 1975; Commonly known as the Kappler report.
Govt Info Reference: KF8203 1975;
Also circulating copy: Shields Stacks: KF8203 1972; Also reprint edition - Indian treaties, 1778-1883: HSSGIS Reference: KF8202 1972
Supplement to Kappler's Indian affairs, laws and treaties : compiled federal regulations relating to Indians.
[Washington D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975] Vols. 6-7 published by U. S. Department of the Interior under title: Kappler's Indian affairs.
KF8203.5 1975
Johnson, Steven L., Guide to American Indian documents in the Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1899 : a project of the Institute for the Development of Indian Law.
New York : Clearwater Pub. Co., c1977. (The Library of American Indian affairs).
Govt Info Reference: KF8201 A1 J631
Cohen, Felix S., 1907-1953. Handbook of Federal Indian law : with reference tables and index. (
Washington : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942.
HSSGIS Reference: KF8205 C6 1982 (1982 edition);
Shields Stacks: KF8205 A33 1971
Indian Land Cessions in the United States, 1784-1894 ( United States Serial Set, Number 4015 Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1899. vol. 18 (1896-97); p. 521-997. : 67 maps.

Statistical Data

American Indian and Alaska Native Populations ( [Census Bureau]
Facts on the American Indian and Alaskan Native Population ( [Census Bureau]
Statistical record of Native North Americans.
Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1995
HSSGIS Reference: E98 P76 S73 1993


Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. Handbook of the Indians of California.
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1925. (Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. Bulletin, 78).
HSSGIS Reference: E51 U5 no.78 1976
also Shields Stacks: E51 U5 no.78 1953 (previous edition)
Five Views: an Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California (, [U.S. National Park Service]
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project ( [University of Oklahoma Law Library and National Indian Law Library]
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School – Treaties Between the United States and Native Americans (
California Native Americans – California Native American Heritage Commission (