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The American Indian Law Collection now includes a comprehensive list of 418 Native American treaties, which are primarily derived from the Kappler index published in U.S. Statutes at Large. Charles Kappler, the clerk of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, began compiling these treaties as well as laws concerning only Indians in 1903. His compilation is commonly known as “Kappler.” Of HeinOnline’s comprehensive index of 418 Native American Treaties, 416 of them include full text coverage. HeinOnline also contains nine additional agreements not identified by Kappler, seven of which were with Great Britain and still recognized by the United States today.

To access these treaties, simply click on the Native American Treaties subcollection tab found on the American Indian Law Collection’s landing page. Browse treaties by their Tribe name or date. Click the name of a treaty to view more information. The treaties may contain a link to its U.S. Statutes at Large citation, the Kappler citation, and other full-text sources, as well as the following information:

  • Treaty number
  • Tribe(s)
  • Subject(s)
  • Short title
  • Citation(s)
  • Date(s)
  • Description
  • Signatories
  • Agreement(s) affected

Note: These treaties are also located in HeinOnline’s U.S. Treaties & Agreements Library and the World Treaty Library

The Native American Treaty Search tool can be found under the main search bar in the American Indian Law Collection database. Search by Keywords & Text, Treaty Number, Tribe, Short Title, Treaty Description, Date, and/or Subject.

To access HeinOnline, please click here.