Over 800 short stories were collected on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin by interviewers working for the Works Progress Administration. Subjects included stories on alcohol, animals, food, health, history, hunting, names, religion, schools and the supernatural. Available online (Colgate only) or from CD Roms.
"This module consists of a large variety of collections from the U.S. National Archives, a series of collections from the Chicago History Museum, as well as selected first-hand accounts on Indian Wars and westward migration. One of the highlights of this module is its focus on American Indians in the first half of the 20th Century, a period that has not been studied in as much detail as the calamitous 19th Century. The two major collections on the 20th Century in this module are Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and records from the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes. In addition to these 20th Century records, American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971, features a number of excellent collections on American Indians in the 19th Century, with a focus on the interaction among white settlers, the U.S. federal government, and Indian tribes. For related collections, see the Records of the National Council on Indian Opportunity and the FBI Files on the American Indian Movement in the American Politics from Kennedy to Watergate module."
An important primary source covering the `Reports of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs`, Congressional debates on Indian Affairs, the texts of treaties, acts, ordinances, and proclamations, and legal decisions affecting Native Americans from the 1700`s up through 1973. A map of Indian Land cessions 1776-1945 is included at the end of the set.