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

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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-
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
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
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu)
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National Congress of American Indians records 1933-1990 (bulk 1944-1989)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives

Program Files, 2004-2011

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Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Executive Planning Office
Subject:
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations (Exhibition) (2014-2018: Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Exhibitions
Treaties
Electronic records
Compact discs
Date:
2004
2004-2011
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of American Indian's exhibition "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indians," which examines the relationships between Indian Nations and the United States. Materials include notes, correspondence, reports, presentations, meeting agendas, minutes, and transcripts. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Indians of North America--History
Indians of North America--Museums
Museum exhibits
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America
Local number:
SIA Acc. 16-050
Restrictions:
Restricted 15 years. until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 05/27/2014 memorandum, Toda to Earring; Contact reference staff for details
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Program Files 2004-2011 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Executive Planning Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Publications, 2014-2015

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Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Education and Museum Programs Publications Office
Subject:
Harjo, Suzan Shown
Matos Mendieta, Ramiro
Dubin, Lois Sherr
Barreiro, José
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations (Exhibition) (2014-2018: Washington, D.C.)
Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family (Exhibition) (2014-2016: New York, N.Y.)
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire (Exhibition) (2015-2018: Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Treaties
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
2014-2015
Summary:
This accession consists of the following publications that accompanied exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian: "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between United States and American Indian Nations," edited by Suzan Shown Harjo; "Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family," edited by Lois Sherr Dubin; "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," edited by Ramiro Matos Mendieta and José Barreiro; and "The Great Inka Road: Activity Guide." "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between United States and American Indian Nations" explores the diplomacy, promises, and betrayals involved in two hundred years of treaties and treaty making between the United State government and Native Nations. "Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family" presents a story of Navajo jewelry framed by the work of the Yazzies, a family of gifted jewelers. "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire" delves into the historical, structural, and cultural significance of a road network that linked Cusco, the administrative capital and spiritual center of the Inka world, to the farthest reaches of the vast empire. "The Great Inka Road: Activity Guide" was designed for children under 10 and accompanied the exhibition, "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire." It allows children to explore the Inka Empire and its legacy through STEAM-focused activities: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
Topic:
Indians of North America
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America--Government relations
Treaty-making power
Museum exhibits
Museum publications
Navajo Indians
Jewelry
Inca roads
Incas
Museums--Educational aspects
Local number:
SIA Acc. 15-031
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Publications 1994, 2003-2015 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Education and Museum Programs Publications Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The treaties made by the United States of America with other nations. Treaties made with Indian tribes between 1784 and 1786

Author:
United States Laws, statutes, etc
Physical description:
1 v. ; 21 cm
Type:
Treaties
Place:
United States
Date:
1796
1797
1796-1797]
Notes:
Cover title.
Extracted from The laws of the United States of America (Philadelphia : Printed by Richard Folwell, 1796-[1797]), v. 2: Acts passed at the first-second sessions of the second Congress (1791-1792). The treaties made by the United States of America, with other nations. Declaration of America, with other nations. Declaration of independence. Articles of confederation. And ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States north-west of the river Ohio.
Contains texts of treaties made with various Indian tribes between 1784 and 1786.
Side-notes.
Contents:
Articles of a treaty between the United States of America, and the Sachems and warriors of the Six Nations -- ... and the Sachems and warriors of the Wiandot, Delaware, Chippawa and Ottawa Nations -- ... and the head-men and warriors of the Cherokees -- ... and the Choctaw Nation -- ... and the Chickasaws -- ... and the chiefs and warriors of the Shawanoe Nation -- A treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America, and the kings, chiefs and warriors of the Creek Nation of Indians -- Articles of agreement and confederation, between the United States of North America and the Delaware Nation -- Articles of a treaty between the United States of America, and the Sachems and warriors of the Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippewa, Pattawatima and Sac Nations -- A treaty of peace and friendship between the President of the United States of America, and the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokee Nation of Indians -- Articles of a treaty between the United States of America, and the Cherokee Indians -- A treaty between the United States of America, and the tribes of Indians called the Six Nations -- A treaty between the United States and the Oneida, Tuscorora, and Stockbridge Indians -- A treaty of peace between the United States of America and the tribes of Indians called the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoes, Ottawas, Chipewas, Putawatimes, Miamis, Eelriver, Weeás, Kickapoos, Piankashaws, and Kaskaskias
Topic:
Law
Government relations
Legal status, laws, etc
Call number:
KF8203 1796b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Chikasha okla i̲ kunstitushun micha i̲ nan ulhpisa micha United States a nan itmapehinsa tok mak oke : Chiksasha okla i nan apesa yvt apesa tok mak oke

Author:
Chickasaw Nation
Former owner:
Wolf, Jonas DSI
Physical description:
394, vii p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Treaties
Constitution
Place:
Oklahoma
Chickasaw Nation
Date:
1890
Notes:
Includes index.
Topic:
Chickasaw law
Legal status, laws, etc
Call number:
KF8228 .C53 1890
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Justice by insurance : the General Indian Court of Colonial Mexico and the legal aides of the half-real / Woodrow Borah

Author:
Borah, Woodrow Wilson 1912-
Subject:
New Spain Juzgado General de Indios History
Physical description:
xviii, 479 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1983
C1983
Notes:
Includes index.
Topic:
Indian courts--History
Legal status, laws, etc--History
Call number:
KGF2200.B67 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

The Indian act / Canada, Department of Mines and Resources, Indian Affairs Branch

Author:
Canada
Canada Indian Affairs Branch
Physical description:
70 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Date:
1947
[1947?] (
1947)
Notes:
Consolidated for office purposes only.
Topic:
Government relations
Legal status, laws, etc
Ethnic relations
Call number:
KE7704.5 .A2 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Encyclopedia of United States Indian policy and law / edited by Paul Finkelman, Tim Alan Garrison

Author:
Finkelman, Paul 1949-
Garrison, Tim Alan 1961-
Physical description:
2 v. (932, 38 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc--History
Indians of North America--Government relations--History
Politics and government
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Documents of United States Indian policy / edited by Francis Paul Prucha

Author:
Prucha, Francis Paul
Physical description:
xiii, 338 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Government relations
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Documents of United States Indian policy / edited by Francis Paul Prucha

Author:
Prucha, Francis Paul
Physical description:
xii, 396 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Government relations
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Documents of United States Indian policy / edited by Francis Paul Prucha

Author:
Prucha, Francis Paul
Physical description:
ix, 278 p. : 24 cm
Type:
Sources
Date:
1975
[1975]
Notes:
Includes index.
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Government relations
Call number:
KF8205.P78X 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Towards aboriginal self-government : relations between status Indian peoples and the government of Canada, 1969-1984 / Anne-Marie Mawhiney

Author:
Mawhiney, Anne-Marie
Physical description:
ix, 143 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Date:
1994
Topic:
Government relations
Legal status, laws, etc
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

The California Indians vs the United States of America (HR4497) : evidence offered in support of occupancy, possession and use of land in California by the ancestors of enrolled Indians of California

Author:
Heizer, Robert F (Robert Fleming) 1915-1979
Physical description:
v, 130 p. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1978
[c1978]
Topic:
Land tenure
Legal status, laws, etc
Government relations
Call number:
KF5660 .H47
KF5660.H47
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

The Denver platform of the Society of American Indians, October, 1913

Author:
Society of American Indians Convention (3rd : 1913 : Denver, Colo.)
Physical description:
[2] p. ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1913
1913]
Notes:
Caption title.
Submitted to the 3rd Annual Convention of the Society of American Indians, in Denver.
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Call number:
E98.S75 S67 1913
E98.S75S67 1913
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Strengthening Indian band government in Canada

Author:
Canada Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Physical description:
8 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Date:
1982
1982?]
Notes:
Issued also in French under title: Nouvelle autonomie politique des bandes indiennes du Canada.
Topic:
Indian councils
Legal status, laws, etc
Government relations
Call number:
E92 .S77 1982a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

United States code annotated. Title 25, Indians

Author:
United States
Physical description:
xv, 890 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
C1963
Notes:
"Comprising all laws of a general and permanent nature under arrangement of official code of the laws of the United States with annotations from Federal and State Courts."
Accompanied by: United States code annotated. Title 25, Indians : Supplementary pamphlet 1963 to 1981. 455 p. ; 25 cm.
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Call number:
KF8203 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

United States code annotated. Title 25, Indians

Author:
United States
Physical description:
2 v. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Notes:
"Comprising all laws of a general and permanent nature under arrangement of official code of the laws of the United States with annotations from Federal and State Courts."
Kept up-to-date by cumulative annual pocket parts and supplementary pamphlets.
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Call number:
KF62 1983 .W519
KF62 1983.W519
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Empire of law and Indian justice in colonial Mexico / Brian P. Owensby

Author:
Owensby, Brian Philip 1959-
Physical description:
x, 379 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
2008
Spanish colony, 1540-1810
Contents:
Opening -- Ordering the circumstances of encounter -- Help us and protect us -- Precarious possessions -- Liberty, not servitude -- Of guilt and punishment -- Voices in the republic -- Rebellious subjects -- Summation and beyond
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Government relations
History
Justice, Administration of--History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Mastering American Indian law / Angelique Townsend EagleWoman, Stacy L. Leeds

Author:
EagleWoman, Angelique Townsend
Leeds, Stacy L. 1971-
Physical description:
xv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
Contents:
Introduction to American Indian law -- American Indian property law -- Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country -- Tribal government, civil jurisdiction and regulation -- Tribal business, industries, and best commercial practices -- Family law in tribal communities -- Natural resources in Indian country -- Tribal-state relations -- Sacred sites and cultural property protection -- International indigenous issues and tribal nations
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Law of American Indians
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Fort Berthold Indians of North Dakota / by Floyd Montclair

Author:
Montclair, Floyd
Physical description:
28 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1945
[1945?]
Notes:
Cover title.
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc
Call number:
E78.N75 M66 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

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