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Indians of North America -- Treaties

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Division of Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-163
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Subject collection. Letters, reports, publications, and manuscripts reflecting the history of Oklahoma and of its American Indian tribes and nations, including correspondence (1813–1839) from U.S. government officials concerning policy toward the Indians, especially in regard to the Indian removal, and correspondence (1862) from Confederate Army officer Albert Pike in regard to Confederate States of America policy toward the Indians. Also included in this collection is a group of French colonial documents (1682–1794), along with diaries and journals (1770–1877) of travelers on the American frontier. The collection contains material on a variety of topics; researchers are urged to consult the inventory to determine the full scope of the collection’s contents. Portions of Boxes 7 and 8 of this collection are available at the OU Libraries...
Dates: 1682-1969

Edward Everett Dale Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8607
Identifier: WHC-M-146
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Historian. Correspondence, student term papers, theses and dissertations, and personal research materials regarding the history of Oklahoma and Indian Territories, the state of Oklahoma, Indians of North America and the American Southwest; teaching materials used by Dale at Harvard and the University of Oklahoma; administrative and other files of the Works Progress Administration's Indian-Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma; U.S. Government documents issued by various cabinet-level departments and agencies, including Agriculture and Interior; and a portion of the University of Oklahoma Persidential papers of James Shannon Buchanan and Stratton D. Brooks. Edward Everett Dale Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1865-1948

Governors' Interstate Indian Council Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2079
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State organization. A mimeographed copy of the minutes of the third meeting of the Governors' Interstate Indian Council held December 7-8, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1950

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

Indians of the Northwest Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2505
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Indian tribes. Facsimiles of treaties between the United States and Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, including Dwamish, Suquamish, Nisqualli, Yakima, and Makah tribes.
Dates: 1854-1966

John Chupco Collection

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-901
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Indian chief. Typescript of a news article from the CHEROKEE ADVOCATE entitled "A Protest by John Chupco, P.P. Pitchlynn, et al" concerning efforts by whites to block the formation of a ruling General Council of Indians for Indian Territory, as provided in the Treaty of 1866.
Dates: 1874

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

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

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

Southern Plains Indian Agencies Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1087
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Photocopies of correspondence (1804-1899) between U.S. Indian agents throughout the southern Great Plains region and various officials, regarding Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Osage, Pawnee, Sac and Fox, Wichita and other Indian tribes. Correspondents include John Beach, Lawrie Tatum and Generals Townsend, Sheridan and Sherman.
Dates: 1804-1899

Thomas McKean Finney and Frank Florer Finney Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2194
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Indian traders. Papers of Thomas M. Finney, Indian trader at Gray Horse, Osage Agency, and of Frank F. Finney, historian and employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company including correspondence (1925-1936) relating to T.M. Finney's book"Pioneer Days with the Osage Indians;" historical materials (1827-1977) such as correspondence, news clippings, magazine articles, and bibliographic notes of T.M. Finney and F.F. Finney on such topics as the Cherokee Strip, the Osage Indian Agency, Gray Horse Trading Post, the Dalton Gang, Kaw Indian Agency, Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, peyotism, President Herbert Hoover's early days in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Maria Tallchief; nine field notebooks (1915-1919) kept by F.F. Finney while an employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company; finished and unfinished articles and stories (1891-1969) by...
Dates: 1827-1977