About the Project

In the mid-1990s, the Oklahoma State University Library started an ambitious project to scan 150 pages from Volume II of “Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties” at a time when library digitization projects were in their infancy. This initial work was funded with a small grant from Amigos Library Services. Over time, the project expanded to include the remainder of Volume II, in addition to Volumes I and III, thanks to funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation. In 2001, support from the Angie Debo estate led to the completion of this scanning project as Volumes IV-VII were digitized and made available online.

The original website included thousands of HTML pages, which became unsustainable in recent years due to changes in technology. Content migrated to various systems, yet usability was always a concern. In August 2021, work began on an updated database to help improve access to the treaties located in Volume II, thanks to the support of the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Interior, and the United States Department of Defense Legacy Program.

Tribal treaties continue to be a source of study for many, and we hope you find value in this updated resource.