Scope and Content Note

This series contains: correspondence and petitions from claimants to land purchased from Indians or granted by the state to Indians; reports on legal issues involved in claims to Indian lands; petitions from Indians to the governor or legislature concerning requests for permission to convey land; requests for confirmation of title to land; requests to ban the selling of liquor to Indians or to repeal such bans, and requests for persons to be appointed to hear specific grievances; petitions from inhabitants of various counties to repeal laws banning liquor sales to Indians; abstracts of and reports on discussions and negotiations between Indians and state and federal officials; and comptroller's and surveyor general's reports and maps concerning land petitions.