UCL now has access to Native American Tribal Histories, Series 1-4: 1813-1880
By Sarah Gilmore, on 21 June 2022
UCL staff and students now have access to Native American Tribal Histories, Series 1-4: 1813-1880
Through much of the 19th century, the education, land rights, treaty negotiations and other affairs of Native American tribes were overseen by a cadre of superintendents from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). BIA superintendents scrupulously recorded their interactions with Native American tribes, leaving behind a detailed archive that is captured here in full. Native American Tribal Histories, Series 1-4: 1813-1880 contains all the manuscript letters and reports that the superintendents sent to Washington, D.C., as well as the responses and instructions received from the nation’s capital.
These primary source documents cover not only encounters between Indigenous people and the U.S. government, but also accounts of Native American cultures during a time when disease and forced relocation were transforming their lives.
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