Laws & Treaties on the Web

Treaties with the Five Civilized Tribes

The following links go directly to the portion of Kappler's for treaties with the Five Civilized Tribes.


Notes the abolition of slavery amongst the Cherokees and the rights of Freedmen living on Cherokee lands.

The following are links to the portions of Kappler's collection. These are the treaties with the Five Civilized Tribes that recognize the abolition of slavery and the rights of the Freedmen.

Proclaims "henceforth neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall ever exist in said [Creek] nation".

Provides much the same agreement that was reached with the Creeks.

Other Resources on the Web

  • List of Federally Recognized Indian Entities (pdf)

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  • Indian Claims Commission

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  • Office of Tribal Justice

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  • National Indian Law Library

    The National Indian Law Library (NILL) is a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

  • American Indian Law Review

    First produced in 1973, the American Indian Law Review is published biannually by the University of Oklahoma College of Law.