Indian Claims Insight allows users to research the history of U.S. Indian claims from 1789 to the present. Unique compiled docket histories provide legal researchers with the ability to quickly search the full text of all content related to each claim, which can be narrowed on-the-fly to pinpoint a topic. The compilation includes not only court documents, but also cited treaties, related congressional publications, and maps to facilitate the ability of researchers to fully understand the specifics of each case without leaving the docket history page.
The specific content in Indian Claims Insight is the following:
- Pre-1948: claims presented to Congress and/or brought before the Court of Claims
- 1948-1978: Indian Claims Commission materials, including briefs, docket books, decisions, expert testimony, and oral transcripts
- Post-1978: Claims brought before the U.S. Court of Claims (through 1982) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (through 2006); documents related to post-2006 settlement of claims; legislative histories and congressional publications directly related to Indian claims, including congressional publications indexed by docket numbers; relevant U.S. Supreme Court decisions; and maps.