Because of its strong collection of Native American material, the
Clarke Library has long served as an important resource for individuals
of Native American ancestry seeking to discover their family history.
These resources, however, have often been difficult to use. Many are
federal records that are found on microfilm. Others are documents that
lack a formal title and over time have accrued several "common" names,
leading to considerable confusion when they are requested. By bringing
these resources online in a searchable format we hope to solve some of
these problems and make the documents easier for researchers to explore.
Although the library makes these resources available for the
convenience of researchers, the accuracy of the transcriptions made
available through this page is not guaranteed. We particularly encourage
individuals using this material for any legal purpose to always consult
the original source material rather than relying on the transcription.
Finally, the library staff expresses our thanks to Mr. Chad
Avery who created the electronic files from which the information shared
here was taken.