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Indians of North America -- Government relations

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Anne Ross Piburn Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1217
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Programs (1937-1958) of the yearly reunions of graduates of Cherokee seminaries; a report (1955) regarding the old Murrell Home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma; a report (1953) regarding New Echota, Georgia; a publication (1954) of the Cherokee Foundation, Inc., entitled Tsa-La-Gi' Ga-Nah-Se-Da'; an undated list of freedmen granted Cherokee citizenship; and memorials (1883-1899) of the Cherokee Nation and its delegation to the U.S. Congress. Anne Ross Piburn Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1883-1958

Carlos Montezuma Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-413
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Government employee. Pamphlets by Montezuma proposing the abolition of the U.S. Indian Service, entitled "Let My People Go" and "Abolish the Indian Bureau"; newsletter by Montezuma entitled "Wassaja: Freedom's Signal for the Indian"; and a pamphlet-length obituary of Montezuma.
Dates: 1921-1923

Donald J. Berthrong Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-817
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of William W. Bent, John M. Chivington, Cheyenne and Arapaho leaders, and participants of the Camp Weld conference at Denver, Colorado in 1864. Also includes photographs of paintings, drawings, and lithographs by George Catlin, Richard West, J.W. Albert, and John Mix Stanley.
Dates: 1846-1877

Doris Duke Indian Oral History Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1931
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Oral history collection. Typescripts of interviews conducted with hundreds of American Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective tribes. Included are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed.
Dates: 1967-1972

George W. Scott Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1088
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Indian statesman. Correspondence (1904-1909) regarding various political issues in the Choctaw Nation, including Oklahoma statehood, the Indians' separate statehood movement, and Governor Green McCurtain.
Dates: 1904-1909

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

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

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

Leonard M. Logan Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-363
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University professor. Correspondence (1950-1958) with the Department of the Interior, congressmen, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; reports (1956-1963) and newspaper clippings (1925-1961) concerning Indian affairs; and manuscripts (1948) entitled "The Care of Chronic and Convalescent Patients in Oklahoma" by Logan, and "Norman and Cleveland County, A Resource Inventory.".
Dates: 1925-1961

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

Robb Moore Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1226
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Collector. Typescript of a manuscript entitled "Thirty-Two Years in the United States Indian Service" by Ora Padgett, regarding his experiences in that organization, along with another typescript by Padgett entitled "The American Reservation.".
Dates: 1914-1949

Shawnee Public Library Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1124
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Hazel, Sayre, Shawnee, Romulus, and Newalla, Oklahoma. Includes scenes of schools, businesses, farming, railroads, sawmills and mining.
Dates: 1896-1928

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

Territorial Oklahoma Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1937
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Subject collection. Typescript and original manuscript accounts by pioneers and frontiersmen regarding the settlement of No Man's Land and the Oklahoma and Indian Territories.
Dates: 1881-1907

William Elsey Connelley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-126
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Author. Correspondence (ca. 1923) regarding the Bender family of Kansas, and the genealogy of families in Big Sandy Valley, Kentucky; notebooks (ca. 1854-1913) concerning the American Civil War, linguistics, William Quantrill, Kansas Indians, and Kansas history prior to the 20th century; clippings (ca. 1855-1900) concerning Kansas Indians and history; manuscripts (ca. 1902) concerning politics, Indian mythology, folklore, linguistics and Kansas history; pamphlets (1857-1925); and diaries (1858-1911) of George Ela recounting his Civil War experiences, and of Connelley.
Dates: 1854-1925