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ProQuest Indian Claims Insight

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Indian Claims Insight is a research tool that provides researchers with the opportunity to understand and analyze Native American migration and resettlement throughout U.S. history, as well as U.S. Government Indian removal policies and subsequent actions to address Native American claims.

Indian Claims Insight allows researchers to search Indian claims content in unprecedented ways including keyword, full text, docket number, and more. Content includes decisions, transcripts, docket books, journals of the Indian Claims Commission, a judicial panel for relations between the U.S. Government and Native American tribes; and related statutes and congressional publications.

Sample content includes:
Content includes:

  • Pre-1948: claims presented to Congress and/or brought before the Court of Claims;
  • 1948-1978: Indian Claims Commission, including briefs, docket books, decisions, expert testimony, oral transcripts;
  • Post-1978: Claims brought before the US Court of Claims (through 1982) and US Court of Federal Claims (through 2006); documents related to post-2006 settlement of claims; legislative histories and congressional publications directly related to Indian claims, including congressional publications indexed by docket numbers; important Supreme Court decisions; and maps."

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Dates Covered

1789-present (coverage varies)

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