Indian Pioneer Papers Collection – Oklahoma

This fully indexed collection is available to everyone online.  This is what my friend and I call “candy.”  That’s because when you start, you can’t stop.  So I hope you don’t have anything else that has to be done today, cause once you click….it’s all over.

The Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history collection spans from 1861 to 1936. It includes typescripts of interviews conducted during the 1930s by government workers with thousands of Oklahomans regarding the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, as well as the condition and conduct of life there.

The great thing is that the collection is indexed by every name in the document, so you may find information about your family buried in someone else’s interview.


Hat tip to Elaine for sending this and for keeping me up half the night in the candy store:)  Guess I can’t complain too much because she was up doing the same thing!


About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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