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Indian Territory Records Digitized and Searchable

From Indian Country Today Media Network

"To make searching for historical documents easier the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) and the Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office partnered to digitize and index Oklahoma and Indian Territories incorporation records."

This database includes "transactions for churches and lodges and private business as well as the larger banks and coals and, of course, oil companies" and could be a valuable tool for researchers studying a wide variety of subjects including American Indian History.  The article linked to above provides an example of using this database to track down a researcher's relatives.

"If you had people pre-statehood Oklahoma, take a look. You might find information on a church or a lodge they were a member-or, if you're related to a mover and shaker, perhaps even the incorporation papers for their oil and/or gas company." (Debra Spindle, Oklahoma Historical Society Research Librarian)

Search the Oklahoma and Indian Territory incorporation records.


Writer: Devyn Goetsch


New Gale Virtual Reference Titles Available

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Gale Virtual Reference titles: http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=11144

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Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa
Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages
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Race Relations Abstracts

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Title: Race Relations Abstracts
Description: Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains 40,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.
URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15779


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North American Indian Thought and Culture

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This fifth release of North American Indian Thought and Culture contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. When complete North American Indian Thought and Culture will include 123,000 pages of text and images.

Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Full-length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives.

This database was purchased by the University of Minnesota Libraries in spring 2008.

http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/naitac

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