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Indians of North America -- Land tenure

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Charles A. Burdine Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-782
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Government employee. Letters from Burdine to his wife decribing everyday life in Indian Territory, particularly in Tishomingo, and his work as a member of the Dawes Commission.
Dates: 1903-1909

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1916

Hobert Otho Boggs Collection

 Collection — Box B-59
Identifier: WHC-M-748
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Photocopies of an occupation permit (1889) from the Choctaw Nation, a sales brochure (n.d.) from the Sacred Heart Abbey (Okla.), a letter (1845) from George Harkins describing conditions among the Choctaws since their removal from Mississippi to Indian Territory, and a letter (1874) from Peter Pitchlynn to his nephew W.B. Pitchlynn regarding Choctaw politics. Hobert Boggs Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1830-1889

Indian Claims Commission Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2117
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Subject Collection. Collection includes litigation brought before the Indian Claims Commission by the Kickapoo, Miami, Peoria, and Potawatomi Indian tribes. The litigation pertains to treaties and land petitions. Most of the tribes are based in Oklahoma with a few in Michigan and Kansas.
Dates: 1951-1958

James Franklin Parman Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1886
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A typescript of an account (n.d.) by Will Brown of a white settlement in the Chickasaw Nation, 1868-1904, and attempts by the Chickasaw Indians to halt it. James Franklin Parman Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: unspecified

John J. Knox Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2607
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Correspondence (1875) from U.S. Indian agent John J. Knox to his brother, William W. Knox of Clarkston, Michigan. John Knox writes from the "South West Corner Pottawatomie Reserve 165 miles from Muscogee, Ind. Ter." and describes the poor quality of the land on which the Potawatomi Indians reside, and their general living conditions.
Dates: 1875

Leslie Hewes Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1927
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Geography professor. Research notes and township maps (ca. 1937) of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on which Hewes plotted the following data: what groups (categorized by degree of Indian blood, intermarried citizens, or freedmen) settled which allotments, along with the classification of these allotments and the appraised value per acre of each. Hewes used the information included on these maps to write his dissertation"The Geography of the Cherokee Country of Oklahoma" at the University of California in 1940. Also included are research files (1928-1998), maps (1921-1987), and correspondence relating to Hewes's teaching and publications; research notes and data on the geography and agriculture of the Central Great Plains, irrigation, and land fencing; lecture notes from geography classes taught by Hewes and class notes taken by Hewes as a graduate...
Dates: 1845-1998

Lewis Cass Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-90
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Army officer and statesman. Copies of letters from General Matthew Arbuckle, Montfort Stokes and Pierre Chouteau, written from various posts in the Indian Territory to U.S. Secretary of War Lewis Cass, concerning the attempt to gather the Plains tribes at Camp Mason on the Canadian River for a peace conference, along with other detailed observations on Indian affairs.
Dates: 1825-1839

Madeline Czarina Colbert Conlan Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-928
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Historian. Manuscripts by Conlan reflecting the histories and cultures of numerous Indian tribes, the Choctaw Indians in particular, from 1756 to 1932; and a textbook, published in Great Britain (1950).
Dates: 1932-1950

Oklahoma Indian Rights Association Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1232
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Correspondence, publications, reports and business records of the Oklahoma Indian Rights Association, regarding its advocacy of Indian civil rights and its involvement with various Oklahoma Indian tribes. Oklahoma Indian Rights Association Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1941-1981

Paul M. Niebell Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2196
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Attorney. Case files (1815-1989) involving attorney, Paul M. Niebell. The files are arranged by type and docket number. The cases involve law suits filed by Indian tribes and were tried before the Indian Claims Commission, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Niebell represented the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Osage, Seminole, Wichita, Caddo, Cheyenne-Arapaho, and various other Indian tribes. Important cases in the collection include: Cherokee Nation v. U.S.; Cherokee Freedmen and Cherokee Freedmen's Association v. U.S.; Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations v. U.S.; Osage Nation v. U.S.; Creek Nation v. U.S.; Seminole Indians v. U.S.; Wichita Indians v. U.S.; Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma v. U.S.; and Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes v. U.S. The case files include briefs, petitions, exhibits, motions, opinions, proceedings, etc. The collection also contains...
Dates: 1815-1989

Phillips Pamphlet Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2602
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Pamphlets (1820-1978) containing information on U.S. government / Indian tribal relations, and U.S. government Indian policy. Materials include memorials from Indian delegations concerning allotment, land transfer, and per capita payments; tribal agreements with the Dawes Commission; annual messages of Indian nations; legal cases argued before the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court; and annual reports of the Board of Indian Commissioners. Other pamphlets concern Oklahoma statehood, mining and oil and gas rights on Indian lands, railroads in Indian Territory; and claims of Old Settler Cherokees.
Dates: 1820-1978

Roley Cub McIntosh Collection

 Collection — Box M-45
Identifier: WHC-M-392
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Indian chief. Typescripts of newspaper articles relating to McIntosh (1871-1928) and one of a speech (1835) made by his father, Roley McIntosh, to the Comanche and Wichita Nations at Camp Holmes, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1835-1928