Viewing American Indian Treaties
The original treaties between the U.S. and American Indian tribal nations are housed at the National Archives in Washington, DC, as the series, "Indian Treaties, 1722-1869" (National Archives Identifier 299798). The National Archives National Archives Catalog description for this series includes digitized images of selected American Indian treaties. "Ratified Indian Treaties, 1722-1869" is available as NARA microfilm publication M668 (Record Group 11). Fold3.com offers digital images of this publication.
Online Exhibits Including Treaties:
- DocsTeach.org provides digitized images of selected treaties, with associated student activities.
- Education Updates Blog includes " The Importance of Treaties for Teaching American Indian History."
- "Documents Relating to the Negotiation of Ratified and Unratified Treaties with Various Indian Tribes, 1801-1869," are available on NARA microfilm publication T494. The documents include journals of treaty commissioners, proceedings of councils, reports, and other records relating to the negotiation of both ratified and unratified Indian treaties.
- " Indian Treaties at the Museum of the American Indian" provides information on original treaties on display in Washington, DC, and includes digital images.