We've been very fortunate at the Indigenous Digital Archive to receive a grant from the Knight Foundation funding many of the records that will be available on the site when we launch in September 2017. This funding covered many of the records that we wanted to start out with -- mainly records related to the government Indian boarding schools, and the period leading up to them, and records related to land rights. (You can view a more detailed list here.) Luckily, we also received a grant from the New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board. The NMHRAB allowed us to obtain 51 more reels (approximately 51,000 pages) from the National Archives plus scan some rare microfilm held by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

The NMHRAB grant project included putting a backup copy online at the Internet Archive. This means that for this selection of reels, you can see them even before the Indigenous Digital Archive (IDA) launches at the end of this summer. But be sure to check them out in the IDA for the full experience, where they'll be easy to use, and you can collaborate with others or share additional or corrective information.

Follow the links for the original finding aids plus samples of the records:

US National Archives microfilm publication M1011: __Superintendent's Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports From Field Jurisdictions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1907-1938__

US National Archives microfilm publication M1070: Reports of Inspections of the Field Jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1900

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