United States Senate Committee on Indian Depredations

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The Committee on Indian Depredations was a standing committee of the United States Senate from 1893 to 1921.[1] It was superseded by a select committee which operated from 1889 to 1895.[2]

History[edit]

The Committee on Indian Depredations was created by a Senate resolution on March 15, 1893, and superseded a select committee on Indian depredations that had been established in 1889 to deal with the increased volume of Indian depredation claims. The committee oversaw claims under the Indian Depredation Act, which allows for citizen claims against the federal government for crimes committed by American Indians. Many committee petitioners requested that claims for crimes committed during wartime be eligible for compensation, because the act limited claims to depredations committed in times of peace with the Indians.[3]

The committee was terminated April 18, 1921, when the Senate eliminated this and several other obsolete standing and select committees.[3]

Predecessor committees[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walter Stubbs (1985), Congressional Committees, 1789-1982: A Checklist, Greenwood Press 
  2. ^ Canon, David T.; Garrison Nelson; Charles Stewart III (2002). Committees in the U.S. Congress: 1789-1946. Vol 4, Select Committees. Washington, DC: CQ Press. ISBN 1-56802-175-5. 
  3. ^ a b Coren, Robert W.; Mary Rephlo; David Kepley; Charles South (1989). "Guide to the Records of the United States Senate at the National Archives, 1789-1989: Bicentennial Edition". National Archives and Records Administration. pp. Chapter 12. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  4. ^ a b c Canon, David T.; Garrison Nelson; Charles Stewart III (2002). Committees in the U.S. Congress: 1789-1946. Vol 2, Standing Committees of the United States Senate. Washington, DC: CQ Press. ISBN 1-56802-175-5.