Reports of the American Indian Family History Project, 1885-1930 (ICPSR 3576)

Published: Mar 27, 2007

Principal Investigator(s):
Frederick E. Hoxie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Richard A. Sattler, University of Montana; Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut

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The Reports of the American Indian Family History Project was a study aimed at examining demographic trends among Native Americans families during the late 1800s and early 1900s utilizing census data, collected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Census Bureau. Specifically, this study observed the behavior of Native American families from the Colville, Creek, Crow, Hopi, and White Earth Chippewa tribes at the time of the 1885, 1900, 1910, and 1930 censuses, although data were not available for all tribes in all years. Common among each dataset in the collection are variables on the respondent's age, sex, and family size. Also appearing in each dataset in the collection are variables describing the respondent's relation to the head of his or her household, number of children born to the respondent, and the familial status of the respondent's mother, father, and spouse. The data from 1900 and 1910 include socioeconomic variables relating to occupation, education, and home ownership. Also unique to the 1900 and 1910 data are variables that more specifically categorize the race and ethnicity of the respondent. Language and marital status variables appear in the 1900, 1910, and 1930 data as well.

Hoxie, Frederick E., Sattler, Richard A., and Shoemaker, Nancy. Reports of the American Indian Family History Project, 1885-1930. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-03-27.

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1885 -- 1930

1885 -- 1930

Population of Native Americans belonging to the Colville, Creek, Crow, Hopi, and White Earth Chippewa tribes.


Bureau of Indian Affairs, Census Bureau

census/enumeration data



2007-03-27 The SAS and SPSS setup files, as well as the codebook have been updated. Stata setup files, and SAS and Stata supplemental syntax files have been added.

2005-04-29 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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