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National Congress of American Indians records, 1933-1990 (bulk 1944-1989)

Creator:
National Congress of American Indians
Subject:
Bronson, Ruth Muskrat
Curry, James E. 1907-1972
Deloria, Vine
Harjo, Suzan Shown
McNickle, D'Arcy 1904-1977
Peterson, Helen L
Snake, Reuben 1937-1993
Tonasket, Mel
Trimble, Charles E
Arrow, Inc
National Congress of American Indians
National Tribal Chairmen's Association
United Effort Trust
United States American Indian Policy Review Commission
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
United States Indian Claims Commission
Physical description:
251 linear feet
Type:
Administrative records
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Videotapes
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
1933-1990
bulk 1944-1989
20th century
1934-
Topic:
Alaska Natives--Land tenure
Indians of North America--Civil rights
Indians of North America--Economic conditions
Indians of North America--Government relations
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America--Politics and government
Indians of North America--Social conditions
Indian termination policy
Radioactive wastes--Management
Trail of Broken Treaties, 1972
Local number:
NMAI.AC.010
Notes:
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is a major American Indian advocacy organization, designed to serve as a link between tribal governments and the United States government. NCAI was founded in 1944, in Denver, CO, as a membership organization for "persons of Indian blood." In 1955, group membership was limited to recognized tribes, committees, or bands. The organization is overseen by an Executive Council, which selects a five-member Executive Committee and an Executive Director. The Executive Director is then responsible for managing the organization's staff and overseeing its initiatives and everyday operations. Since 1944, NCAI has held annual conventions in the fall to elect officers and pass resolutions, which become the basis for the organization's policy positions. Beginning in 1977, a mid-year conference in May or June was added to provide further opportunities for in-depth exploration of issues
Since its inauguration, NCAI has worked on a wide variety of issues facing Indians in the US. Some of those issues include voting rights, land claims, education, economic development, natural resource protection and management, nuclear waste, repatriation, and government-to-government relations with the federal government. In 1954, NCAI organized an emergency conference to protest the US government's newly-announced termination policy. NCAI has also frequently worked closely with other Indian organizations, such as the Native American Rights Fund and National Tribal Chairmen's Association, and with various government bodies, such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service
Summary:
The NCAI records document the organization's work, particularly that of its office in Washington, DC, and the wide variety of issues faced by American Indians in the twentieth century. The bulk of the material relates to legislation, lobbying, and NCAI's interactions with various governmental bodies. A large segment also concerns the annual conventions and executive council and executive committee meetings. Finally, the records also document the operations of the NCAI, including personnel, financial, and fundraising material. The collection also includes the records of two of NCAI's Executive Directors, Charles E. "Chuck" Trimble (1972-1977) and Suzan Shown Harjo (1984-1989). Included are correspondence, publications, reports, administrative records, photographs, and audio and video recordings
Cite as:
National Congress of American Indians Records, National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives
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Chasing the dark : perspectives on place, history and Alaska Native land claims / edited by Kenneth L. Pratt

Author:
Pratt, Kenneth L
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs Alaska Region Division of Environmental & Cultural Resource Management
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs ANCSA Office
Subject:
United States Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act History
Physical description:
xiii, 472 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
Topic:
Alaska Natives--Land tenure
Alaska Natives--Claims
Alaska Natives--Social life and customs
Call number:
E78.A3 C43 2009
Notes:
Shipping list no.: 2009-0270-P
Contents:
List of contributors -- Editor's preface -- Acknowledgments -- Beginnings -- History and culture -- Implementation -- Interpretation and innovation -- Moving forward
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Alaska native policy in the twentieth century / Ramona Ellen Skinner

Author:
Skinner, Ramona Ellen 1952-
Physical description:
ix, 143 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1997
20th century
Topic:
Government relations
Land tenure
Politics and government
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Village journey : the report of the Alaska Native Review Commission / by Thomas R. Berger

Author:
Berger, Thomas R
Alaska Native Review Commission
Physical description:
x, 202 p., [27] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1985
Topic:
Land tenure
Eskimos--Land tenure
Government relations
Eskimos--Government relations
Claims
Eskimos--Claims
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Alaska native political leadership and higher education : one university, two universes / Michael Jennings

Author:
Jennings, Michael 1949-
Subject:
University of Alaska (System) History
Physical description:
ix, 185 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Education (Higher)
Land tenure
Colonization
Education and state
Discrimination in education
Race relations
Politics and government
Contents:
From the land -- Worldviews and institutional conflict -- Education, economy, empire -- The Native agenda for rural education -- Structural responses to human needs -- Urban agendas -- Conclusion : the Indian trade
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Alaska Native cultures and issues : responses to frequently asked questions / edited by Libby Roderick

Author:
Roderick, Libby
Subject:
United States Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act History
Physical description:
ix, 102 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
History
Indians of North America--Land tenure
Politics and government
Social conditions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Sold American : the story of Alaska natives and their land, 1867-1959 : the army to statehood / Donald Craig Mitchell

Author:
Mitchell, Donald 1947 Jan. 23-
Subject:
Alaska Native Brotherhood History
United States Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act History
Physical description:
x, 476 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Land tenure
Claims
Government relations
Indian title--History
Ethnic relations
Politics and government
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Sold American : the story of Alaska Natives and their land, 1867-1959 / Donald Craig Mitchell with foreword by Stewart L. Udall

Author:
Mitchell, Donald 1947 Jan. 23-
Subject:
Alaska Native Brotherhood History
United States Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act History
Physical description:
xv, 544 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Land tenure
Claims
Government relations
Indian title--History
Ethnic relations
Politics and government
Call number:
E78.A3 M57 2003
Notes:
Originally published by University Press of New England, 1997 under the title: Sold American: a story of Alaska natives and their land, 1867-1959: the army to statehood
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Alaska native land claims / by Robert D. Arnold, with Janet Archibald ... [et al.] ; with a foreword by Emil Notti

Author:
Arnold, Robert D
Alaska Native Foundation
Physical description:
xi, 348 p. : ill. (1 fold. in pocket) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Land tenure
Eskimos--Land tenure
Claims
Eskimos--Claims
Notes:
Includes index
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Letters to Howard : an interpretation of the Alaska native land claims / by Frederick Seagayuk Bigjim and James Ito-Adler

Author:
Bigjim, Frederick Seagayuk
Ito-Adler, James
Rock, Howard
Physical description:
115 p. : port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1974
1973
Topic:
Government relations
Eskimos--Government relations
Claims
Land tenure
Call number:
E78.A3 B5X
Notes:
"First appeared as letters to the editor of the Tundra times, Howard Rock, in March 1973."
"AMU Press book 19."
Includes index
Data Source:
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Alaska native land claims : hearings before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Ninetieth Congress, second session on S. 2906, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant certain lands to Alaska natives, settle Alaska native land claims, and for other purposes and S. 1964, S. 2690, and S. 2020 related bills

Author:
United States Congress Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
Physical description:
508 p. : 1 folded map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1968
Topic:
Land tenure
Eskimos--Land tenure
Claims
Eskimos--Claims
Indian land transfers
Call number:
E78.A3 U55 1968
Notes:
"February 8, 9, and 10, 1968."
"Printed for the use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs."
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Alaska native land claims / by Robert D. Arnold, with Janet Archibald ... [et al.] ; with a foreword by Emil Notti, and a new introd. to the 1978 ed

Author:
Arnold, Robert D
Alaska Native Foundation
Physical description:
xix, 367 p. : ill. (1 fold. in pocket) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Land tenure
Eskimos--Land tenure
Claims
Eskimos--Claims
Call number:
E78.A3 A75 1978
Notes:
Includes index
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Take my land, take my life : the story of Congress's historic settlement of Alaska native land claims, 1960-1971 / Donald Craig Mitchell

Author:
Mitchell, Donald 1947 Nov. 29-
Subject:
United States Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Legislative history
Physical description:
x, 679 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Claims
Eskimos--Land tenure
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Possessory rights of the natives of southeastern Alaska; a detailed analysis of the early and present territory used and occupied by the natives of southeastern Alaska, except the natives of the village of Kake (partially treated), Hydaburg, and Klawock. A report to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, by Walter R. Goldschmidt and Theodore H. Haas

Author:
Goldschmidt, Walter 1913-2010
Haas, Theodore H
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Physical description:
x, 173 l. illus., maps. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Southeastern region
Date:
1946
Topic:
Land tenure
Description and travel
Call number:
E78.A3 G62
Notes:
"A detailed analysis of the early and present territory used and occupied by the Natives of southeastern Alaska, except the Natives of the Village of Kake (partially treated), Hydaburg, and Klawock."
Data Source:
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Nation to Nation: 06 Interview - Treaties Matter

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Interviews
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-09-23T18:03:29.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-11-18T23:47:18.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans
American Indians
YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
102
Video Title:
Nation to Nation: 06 Interview - Treaties Matter
Description:
This special symposium celebrates the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian’s landmark exhibition, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, and the notable book of the same title that accompanies the exhibition. In this segment, Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor, PBS NewsHour, and Mark Trahant, Atwood Chair of Journalism, University of Alaska Anchorage, interview Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Suzan Shown Harjo, Guest Curator, about the exhibition. Judy Woodruff is the Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. A distinguished broadcast journalist, she has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC, and PBS. For 12 years, Woodruff served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, where her duties included anchoring the weekday program, “Inside Politics.” At PBS from 1983 to 1993, she was the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984-1990, she also anchored PBS' award-winning weekly documentary series, “Frontline with Judy Woodruff.” In addition, she anchors a monthly program for Bloomberg Television, “Conversations with Judy Woodruff.” Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes) is at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he currently serves as the Atwood Journalism Chair. An independent print and broadcast journalist, he blogs and posts often on Twitter. Trahant was recently a Kaiser Media Fellow and was previously editor of the editorial page for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A former president of the Native American Journalists Association, Trahant is the author of The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars, about Henry Jackson, Forrest Gerard, and the campaign for American Indian self-determination. Kevin Gover (Pawnee) is the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and a former professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU). He served on the faculty of the university’s Indian Legal Program and was co-executive director of ASU’s American Indian Policy Institute. From 1997 to 2001 Gover was the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior. His tenure in that position is perhaps best known for his apology to Native American people for the historical conduct of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee), president of The Morning Star Institute, a national Indian rights organization founded in 1984, is a writer, curator, and policy advocate who has helped Native Nations recover sacred places and more than one million acres of land. Since 1975, she has developed key federal Indian law, including the most important national policy advances in the modern era for the protection of Native American ancestors, arts, cultures, languages, and religious freedom. A poet and an award-winning columnist, her work appears in numerous publications, and she received the Institute of American Indian Arts’ first honorary doctorate of humanities awarded to a woman. Dr. Harjo is a founder of the National Museum of the American Indian and has served as a guest curator and editor of this and various museum projects. This symposium was webcast and recorded in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. on September 18. 2014.
Video Duration:
3061 seconds
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Data Source:
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Nae̓da = Our friends / by Alexandra J. McClanahan and Hallie L. Bissett ; foreword by Susan A. Anderson

Guide to Alaska Native Corporations, Tribes, Cultures, ANCSA and moreOur friends
Author:
McClanahan, A. J
Bissett, Hallie L
Anderson, Susan A
CIRI Foundation
Subject:
United States Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Ahtna, inc
Aleut Corporation
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Bering Straits Native Corporation
Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Calista Corporation
Chugach Alaska Corporation
Cook Inlet Region, Inc
Doyon, Ltd
Koniag, Inc
NANA Regional Corporation
Sealaska Corporation
13th Regional Corporation (Seattle, Wash.)
Physical description:
126 p. : maps ; 18 cm
Type:
Directories
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Land tenure
Claims
Eskimos--Land tenure
Eskimos--Claims
Indian business enterprises
Corporations
Call number:
E78.A3 M14 2002
E78.A3 M14 2002
Contents:
Foreword / Susan A. Anderson -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; an overview of ANCSA -- Cultural groups of Alaska -- Alaska Native regions and maps: Ahtna -- Aleut -- Arctic Slope -- Bering Straits -- Bristol Bay -- Calista -- Chugach -- Cook Inlet -- Doyon -- Koniag -- NANA -- Sealaska -- 13th Region -- Directory: Alaska Native Village Corporations -- Alaska traditional/IRA Councils -- Reservation -- Former reserves -- Urban corporations -- Alaska Native Education Consortium -- Statewide/regional non-profits -- Alaska Native culture centers and museums consortium -- Quick reference: Merged corporations, former names -- Village corporations listed by corporation name -- Traditional/IRA councils listed by council name -- Works cited
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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From hunters to herders : the transformation of earth, society, and heaven among the Inupiat of Beringia / by Linda J. Ellanna and George K. Sherrod ; edited by Rachel Mason

Author:
Ellanna, Linda J
Sherrod, George K
Mason, Rachel 1954-
Shared Beringian Heritage Program (U.S.)
Physical description:
ix, 227 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (Alaska)
Date:
2004
2004]
Topic:
Inupiat
Reindeer herding--History
Call number:
E99.E7 E453 2004
Notes:
"August 2004."
"Research for the study was conducted in the early 1990's as part of the One Man's Heritage Project within the National Park Service's Shared Beringian Heritage Program."--P. iii
Contents:
Introduction to the study: Introduction -- Study design -- Quest for data -- geographical, sociocultural, historical, and intellectual contexts: Geographical context -- Sociocultural context -- Context of Euro-American contact -- Conceptions of hunters and herders in the intellectual climate of the 1800s -- Hope and promise of Ublasaun: a herder's story -- Introduction of reindeer herding and missionary education: historical overview -- Home range to range wars: Introduction -- Resource use, settlement patterns, and land tenure and polity on Northern Seward Peninsula -- Americanization of the Last Frontier: Creation of private and public lands -- Hunting territories, mobility, and herding: Attempts at alienation and commoditization -- Implications for Ublasaun -- Myth of the Egalitarian Society: Introduction -- Stratification, leadership, and gender in Inupiat societies of Northwest Alaska -- Creation of a "Civilized" Social order -- Umialiit of deer -- Implications for Ublasaun -- Creation of "Heaven": Introduction -- Inupiat Order of the Universe -- Missionaries, genesis, and the order of the Protestant Universe -- Inupiat ideology, Protestant Christianity, and Syncretism -- Implications for Ublasaun -- Conflict and compromise: Legacy of reindeer herding in Alaska: Implications for Ublasaun: Retrospective -- Glossary
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Then fight for it! : the largest peaceful redistribution of wealth in the history of mankind and the creation of the North Slope Borough / by Fred Paul

Author:
Paul, Fred 1914-1994
Subject:
United States Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Physical description:
414 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
North Slope Borough (Alaska)
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Eskimos--Claims
Eskimos--Land tenure
Indian land transfers
Claims
History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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An act of deception / Robert W. Rude ; foreword by Emil Notti ; edited & preface by John E. Smelcer

Author:
Rude, Robert W. 1938-
Subject:
United States Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Physical description:
163 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1996
C1996
1959-
Topic:
Land tenure
Claims
Government relations
Indian title--History
Ethnic relations
Politics and government
Call number:
KF5662.A4 R83 1996
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Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Breaking the ice : from land claims to tribal sovereignty in the arctic / Barry Scott Zellen

Author:
Zellen, Barry Scott 1963-
Physical description:
x xvii, 419 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Land tenure
Claims
Politics and government
Self-determination, National
Race relations
Contents:
Alaska in the age of native land claims -- After ANCSA : the persistence of subsistence -- Land claims come to the NWT -- Co-management in action : balancing the two Arctics -- After land claims : toward the restoration of tribal sovereignty
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