Indian Affairs Laws and Treaties Vol. 1 (LAWS)
An accurate compilation of the treaties, laws, Executive orders, and other matters relating to Indian affairs, from the organization of the Government to the present time, has been urgently needed for many years, and its desirability has been repeatedly emphasized by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in his annual reports to Congress. The present work was undertaken by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in pursuance of the recommendation of the Commissioner and to meet the pressing need which the committee found for a correct compilation, convenient in form and properly indexed, so that any law, treaty, or order could readily be found. Much difficulty and vexatious delay have heretofore preceded the finding of the text of Indian treaties, orders, laws, and subsequent amendments thereto, in the scattered form in which they have onl& been obtainable. Owing to the great mass of matter to be examined and edited, much caution and judgment had to be exercised to keep the volumes within bounds. It is believed that he two volumes comprising this work contain everything necessary to a proper understanding of Indian legislation. The general form of the Statu toR at Large has been followed, as being familiar to publicists and lawyers and beRt suited to meet practical requirements. With the annotations and footnotes, and the complete index and cross references accompanying the volumes, little delay or difficulty should be experienced in research. At the suggestion of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the eorrect modern spelling of Indian names, as decided by the Indian Office and the Bureau of Ethnology, has been introduced and adopted in the headlines to the treaties, but in the text it was found expedient to follow the orthography of the Statutes.