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Indian Claims Insight Help Files: About

About Indian Claims Insight

Indian Claims Insight is a one-of-a-kind 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.

Other information

The Help content, located on this guide, has been separated from the training content.   To view training content, use the link here:

What are Indian Claims?

Indian Claims Insight will provide Indian claims researchers with content and workflow solution tools that will allow users to research the history of U.S. Indian claims from 1789-present.

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.

Help Contents

Nation Tribe Histories

  • What is a Nation Tribe History?
  • Content included in our Legislative Histories
  • Our Nation Tribe History Process

Docket Histories

  • What is a Docket History? 
  • Content included in our Legislative Histories
  • Our Nation Tribe History Process

Learn about Searching 

  • Search syntax (Boolean operators, parenthesis, truncation, etc.)
  • Searching Nation Tribe and Docket Histories
  • Advanced Search
    • Options
    • Dates
  • Search by Number
  • Search for Specific Publications
    • Docket Books
    • Treaties
    • Decisions
    • Briefs
    • Exhibits and Testimony
    • Maps
    • Journals
    • Agency Docket Material
    • Legislative Branch Publications
    • Executive Branch Publications
  • Bookmarking your search

Types of Publications (Content Types)