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Scope and Contents:
Each draft consists of about 25-50 pages, processed.
Tribes concerned are as follows:
--California Indians S. 2749 H.R. 7322.
--Sac and Fox and Iowa of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo and Prairie Potawatomi of Kansas S. 2743 H.R. 7318.
--Confederated Salish and Kutenai of the Flathead Reservation S. 2750 H.R.7319.
--Seminole of Florida S. 2747 H.R. 7321.
--Klamath of Oregon S. 2745 H.R. 7320.
--Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana S. 2748 H.R. 7316.
--Indians of Western Oregon S. 2746 H.R. 7317.
The draft concernng the Seminole was printed in full as Part 8, Seminole Indians of Florida, under the general title, "Termination of Federal Supervision over Certain Tribes of Indians; Joint Hearing before the Subcommittees on Interior and Insular Affairs, Congress of the U. S., 83rd Congress, 2nd Session (Washington, 1954)." Probably the others were also printed under the same general heading. If so, the whole file can be considered expendable, to be kept only for convenience in reference. --MCB.
Interview with early leaders of NCAI. Topics included the creation of NCAI - the motivation and forces behind it, NCAI's role in combating the federal termination policies of the 1950's, the Garrison dam, the Tsongas forest, NCAI's relations with both the federal government and membership tribes
Biographical / Historical:
In 1993, NAA Director Mary Elizabeth Ruwell and Native American Program Director JoAllyn Archambault acted on the urging of Helen L. Peterson, former Excutive Director of the National Congress of American Indians to gather together early leaders of NCAI to record their memories of some of the important issues in federal-Indian relations in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.