|CONGRESSIONAL SERIAL SET|
|Exhibit for the University of Michigan Graduate Library, December 2005|
|The Treaty of New Echota, signed in 1835, allowed the U.S. government to export the Cherokee of Georgia to Oklahoma. The result was the “Trail of Tears” in which 4,000 Cherokee died. Prior to the treaty, Congress published a five-volume set on the removal process Documents 244-248 (23rd Congress, 1st session, Senate Document 512).|
Congress extended citizenship and voting rights to all Native Americans who wanted it in 1924 as a result of their service in WWI. Document 8221 (68th Congress, 1st session, Senate Report 441).|
Ben Nighthorse Campbell was the first Native American elected to Congress. He served in the Senate from 1993 to 2004.