2 Volumes. i-viii, 3-1139 pp. and 1139-2165 pp. Senate Report, 59th Congress, 2nd Session, Report No. 5013, Parts 1 & 2. An extensive report comprised of testimony, letters, reports and documents, supplemented by numerous charts, tables, and diagrams. A Senate report submitted by a committee comprised of Senators C.D. Clark, Chester I. Long, Frank B. Brandegee, H.M. Teller, and W.A. Clark entitled, "Hearings Before a Select Committee of the United States Senate Appointed by Resolution of June 30, 1906, to Investigate Matters in the Indian Territory Connected with the Five Civilized Tribes, The Committee Consisting of Messrs. Clark, of Wyoming (Chairman), Long, Brandegee, Teller, and Clark, of Montana." Related primarily to the Five Civilized Tribes; Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole, the report also relates issues and matters related to other tribes in the Indian Territory; Shawnee, Western Miami, Ottawa, Delaware, and Quapaw. In 1902 Congress voted to permit the Secretary of the Interior to "withdraw from allotment" millions of acres from the reservation holdings of various Indian Territory tribes, and provide appropriate compensation for such lands in cash, lease payments, and royalties. These issues came about due to the discovery of oil, natural gas, and coal on reservation lands. A large portion of such land was part of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Reservation. Such monies were to be provided to the tribes and tribe members in severalty, with much of it targeted to provide for schools and other services. The investigation by the committee is extensive and accommodates testimony from any party that desires to participate, including attorneys representing various tribes, as well as oil companies, coal mining companies, railroads, and others with a vested financial interest in the proceedings. It includes frequent questions or challenges regarding who among the Indian tribes is eligible to receive or challenge such benefits, as it pertains to full-blood Indians, or those of mixed Negro and Indian blood, with reference to slavery, the Civil War, and post Civil War events and laws. Includes a 52 page report prepared by the Office of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior Entitled, "Compilation of Correspondence and Statistical Data From the Records and Files of the Department of the Interior in Relation to Coal Lands in the Indian Territory, The Acreage and Approximate Value Thereof, the Thickness of the Various Veins of Coal, Etc. March 27, 1906 to June 30, 1906." A 32 page Index at end of second volume. Both volumes are ex-library copies on loan to the Library of the University of Maine in Portland, from Dyer Library of Saco, Maine, identified by a 2" x 1.5" stamp on front free-endpaper and numbers on upper panel of spine on each volume. Uniform scuffing and modest edgewear to both volumes. Tight and internally clean. Library or previous owner applied a shellac-like coating to outside of front and rear boards, else a uniform set in matching, original, full-leather bindings with titles on matching gilt-stamped labels on spine.
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