Books

Native American Bibliography

Treaties between the United States government and various Indian tribes were an important diplomatic tool.

 

Books​

An Appraisal of Royce Areas 205, 205A, and 113 in the State of Michigan Ceded to the United States by the Ottawa and Chippewa Nations of Indians, Valuation Dates: March 28, 1836 and July 6, 1820. Cases nos. 18E and 58 Before the Indian Claims Commission. Prepared for the United States Department of Justice by Leonard P. Reaume Co., 1958.
Background of the treaty, and sales data on these areas.


Armstrong, Benjamin G. Early Life Among the Indians: Reminscences from the Life of Benj. G. Armstrong: Treaties of 1835, 1837, 1842 and 1854: Habits and Customs of the Red Men of the Forest. Ashland, WI: Press of A.W. Bowron, 1892.
Armstrong was in the Great Lakes area during the years these treaties were negotiated and signed.


A Chronological List of Treaties and Agreements Made By Indian Tribes with the United States. Washington, DC: Institute for the Development of Indian Law, 1973.
A listing of the treaties in the order they were made.


Comfort, Benjamin F. Lewis Cass and the Indian Treaties: A Monograph on the Indian Relations of the Northwest Territory from 1813 to 1831. Detroit, MI: Chas. F. May, 1923.
Comfort's purpose is to dwell at some length upon the treaties which Cass negotiated with the Indians during the eighteen years of his occupancy of the position of Governor of the Territory of Michigan. These treaties were in a very real sense the source of his political greatness and they alone would have entitled him to the plaudits of his country men.


A Compilation of all the Treaties Between the United States and the Indian Tribes Now in Force as Laws. Washington, DC: GPO, 1873.
A compilation as of 1873.


Dustin, Fred. The Saginaw Treaty of 1819 Between General Lewis Cass and the Chippewa Indians written for the Centennial Celebration of the Treaty September 19th, 1919. n.p.: 1919.
A copy of the treaty and the history of its negotiation.


Indian Treaties, and Laws and Regulations Relating to Indian Affairs: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Proceedings of the Old Congress, and Other Important State Papers, In Relation to Indian Affairs. Washington City: Way and Gideon, 1826.
Includes: Statement of Indian Annuities; Future Relocation of Indians as well as treaties and laws then in force.


ppler, Charles J. Compiler and Editor. United States Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Washington, DC: GPO, 1904-1941. 5 volumes. And 1903 edition. 2 volumes.


Compilation of all United States laws and treaties affecting Native Americans. The later edition includes the names of all signers of the treaties, the earlier edition does not.


McIntosh, John. The Origin of the North American Indians. NY: Nafis and Cornish, 1844. Includes the speech of Keewatgoushkun, a chief of the Ottawa nation, at the time of the Chicago Treaty and several other Native American orations.


Michigan. Legislature. Recommending the Payment of a Balance Due under the Treaty Between the United States and the Ottawa and Chippewa Nations of Indians, Concluded at Washington on the 28th of March, 1836. Joint Resolution, January 15, 1852.


Peters, Richard. Editor. Treaties Between the United States and Indian Tribes. Boston, MA: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848.
Text of treaties and signers.


Royce, Charles C. Indian Land Cessions in the United States. Smithsonian Institution Annual Report, 1896-1897. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1899: 527-997.
"Reviewing the history of America's acquistion of land from the Indians in light of the fundamental differences in view between the two peoples, it becomes evident that despite the pitiable frequent cases of personal and temporary injustice to the weaker race, the general policy has been guided by a deep grounded recognition of the principles of justice and right on the part of both peoples."


Saginaw Sesquicentennial 1819-1969: The 150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Saginaw. Saginaw, MI: Saginaw Treaty Sesquicentennial, 1969.
The purpose of the publication is to acquaint readers with the extent and condition of the Saginaw treaty area, both before and after neogiations.


Smith, William Rudolph. Incidents of a Journey From Pennsylvania to Wisconsin Territory in 1837: Being the Journal of Gen. William Rudolph Smith, U.S. Commissioner for Treaty with the Chippewa Indians of the Upper Mississippi. Wooster, OH: 1927.


Sochey, Scott G. Newspaper Images of Native Americans: Michigan Newspaper Coverage of Treaties and Compacts Affecting Indians in the Territory and State of Michigan. Dissertation. Michigan State University, 1968.
Ethnohistoric approach to explore how Indians were portrayed in Michigan newspapers of the 19th and 20th centuries with regards to coverage of major treaties (1836 and 1847) and compacts (1993).


Treaties and Agreements of the Chippewa Indians. Washington, DC: Institute for the Development of Indian Law, n.d.
Text of treaties with signers.


Treaties and Agreements of the Indian Tribes of the Great Lakes Region. Washington, DC: Institute for the Development of Indian Law, n.d.
Text of treaties with signers.


Treaty Between the United States of America and the Chippewa Indians of Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River, Michigan. Concluded October 18, 1864. Ratification Advised, With Amendments, May 22, 1866. Amendments Accepted June 18, 1866. Proclaimed August 16, 1866.
Copy of the Treaty.


Treaty Between the United States and the Chippewa Tribes of Indians. Made at the City of Detroit, August 2, 1855.
Copy of the Treaty.


Treaty Between the United States of America and the Chippewa Nation of Indians. Concluded January 14, 1837. Ratified July 2, 1838.
Copy of the Treaty.


Treaty Between the United States of America and the Chiefs and Delegates of the Pottawatomi Tribe of Indians. Concluded April 22, 1836. Ratified May 25, 1836.
"Removing them west of the Mississippi River." Copy of the Treaty.


Treaty Between the United States of America and the Chiefs of the Swan Creek and Black River Bands of the Chippewa Nation. Concluded May 9, 1836. Ratified May 20, 1836.
Copy of the Treaty.


Treaty Between the United States of America and the Pottawatomie Tribe of Indians. Concluded February 27, 1867. Ratification Advised, with Amendments, July 25, 1868. Amendments Accepted August 4, 1868. Proclaimed August 7, 1868.
Copy of the Treaty.


Treaty Between the United States of America and the United Nation of Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomie Indians. Concluded September 26, 1833. Ratified February 21, 1835.
Copy of the Treaty.


The Treaty Tree and Memorial Tablet, Grosse Isle. Lansing, MI: Wymkoop Hallenbeck Crawford, 1907.
Unveiling ceremony and speeches at the "historic spot where many negotiations were conducted by whites and Indians."


United States. Congress. Claims Against the Ottawa, Chippewa and Pottawatomie Indians, March 30, 1848. 30th Cong. 1st Sess. Report no. 442. Washington, DC: GPO, 1848.
Claims by Michigan Indians arising from the Treaty of Chicago, 1833.



United States. Congress. In the Senate of the United States: Letter of the Secretary of the Interior to Hon. James R. Doolittle, Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, Relative to the Claim of the Michigan Indians. 38th Cong. 2nd Sess. Washington, DC: GPO, 1865.
To pay the Indians of Michigan and Indiana for their part in the Treaty of Chicago, 1833.


United States. Congress. Letter From the Secretary of the War, In Relation to the Payment of Indian Annuities During the Years 1830 and 1831. Washington, DC: GPO, 1832.
Includes Michigan.


United States. Congress. Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting a Report of the Second Auditor, in Relation to the Disbursements of Indian Agents, From 1st September 1823, to 1st September, 1824. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1825, and 1841.
Lists tribe, name of agent, and amount.


United States. Congress. Indians – Chippewa, Ottawa, and Pottawatomi. December 24, 1860. 36th Cong. 2nd Sess. House Rep. 8. Washington, DC: GPO, 1860.
Report of Mr. D.C. Leach that the Indians of Michigan did not receive their due from the Treaty of Chicago, 1833.


United States. Congress. Memorial of the Chiefs and Delegates of the Wyandot Indians, Praying Payment of the Value of Their Improvements Ceded to the United States by Treaty of March 17, 1842. 29th Congress, 1st Session. Washington, DC: Ritchie and Heiss, 1846.
This treaty was one in which they ceded all their lands in Ohio and Michigan.


United States. Congress. Memorial Upon the Merits of the Bill to Pay Certain Pottawatomie Indians of Michigan Unpaid Annuities Under Treaties Made with Them. 57th Cong. 2nd Sess. Senate Doc. 205. Washington, DC: GPO, 1903.



United States. Congress. Report of the Secretary of the Interior as to the Fulfillment, on the part of the Government, of the Stipulations of a Treaty made with the Pottawattomies, on the 26th October, 1832. 33rd Congress, 1st Session. Washington, DC: GPO, 1854.
Removal payments


United States. Congress. Treaty with the Chippewa Indians. Estimates of Appropriations for Carrying into Effect the Treaty with the Chippewa Indians. 33rd Cong, 2nd Sess. Ex. Doc. No. 61. Washington, DC: GPO, 1855.
Chippewa Indians of Lake Superior.


United States. Department of the Interior. Reports of Amounts Due Chippewa, Ottawa, and other Indians now Residing in the State of Michigan. 37 Cong. 3rd Sess. House Report 19. Washington, DC: GPO, 1862.