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New Acquisition: 1872 House Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

Recently, the Law Library acquired a copy of the 1872 House Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs titled Alleged Frauds Against Certain Indian Soldiers. In 1862, in the middle of the Civil War, Indigenous people living in the Midwest who volunteered for service were organized into regiments in the Union Army and were designated …

Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Posted by: Jennifer Davis

The following is a guest post by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. He previously wrote posts on Miranda and the Rights of Suspects, Fred Korematsu’s Drive for Justice, Fred Korematsu Winning Justice and What a Difference 17 Years Made. Frances Glessner Lee’s Nutshell …