United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Existence: 1947-09-17-
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The collection contains a typescript photocopy of "Sam's Story: The Autobiography of Austin A. Sam" which details the life of a Navajo Indian living in a "white environment." The collection also contains descriptive materials about the Houck Chapter of the Navajo reservation and material related to Sam's schooling and military service.
Dates: 1952-2010; Majority of material found in 1983-1992
Identifier: AC 256
Scope and Content Photocopies of various Spanish and Mexican documents related to Pueblo tribes of New Mexico. Land titles and land grants are the subject of the bulk of these materials, although some relate to intra-tribal affairs. Among the Pueblos mentioned are Laguna, Isleta, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Zia, Santa Ana, Jemez and Taos. All documents are in Spanish, some have attached English translations.
Abstract This collection contains Navajo school materials, books, and other publications dealing primarily with Navajo language, history, and culture, compiled by Carol M. Thompson. Carol was a teacher for many years at the Wingate High School near Gallup on the Navajo reservation.
Dates: Publication: 1940 - 1989
Abstract The Dave Warren Papers consist of four manuscript cases (2 cu. ft) of records related to his professional career as a historian, anthropologist, educator, education administrator, and expert on cultural affairs of American Indians, 1965-2002 [1968-1996, Bulk].
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1968-1996; 1962-2002
Abstract This collection contains three volumes of a detailed manuscript written by George Peter Hammond entitled "Navajo-Hopi Relations," which addresses the history of these two tribes between 1540 and 1956. The subtext speaks to the role of the U.S. government and military, missionaries, and other tribes in those relations.
Scope and Content The Glenn L. Emmons papers primarily document Emmons' tenure as Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1953-1961). The collection also contains biographical background, personal miscellany, and a small amount of banking-related materials. The collection is divided into the following series: Personal Papers Indian Affairs - Appointment correspondence and speeches Indian Affairs -...
Dates: 1922-1983; Majority of material found in 1953-1960
Abstract This collection consist mainly of photographs documenting Glen Emmons's tenure as Bureau of Indian Affairs Commissioner.
Scope and Content Collection consists of a broad range of materials from Hagerman's tenure as an Indian Commissioner. Includes congressional hearings and bills, speeches, reports, government publications, minutes of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and annual reports of the Secretary of the Interior, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the Board of Indian Commissioners, and the Board of Directors of the Indian Rights Association. Most of the materials concern the Pueblo and Navajo Indians and issues such as...
Abstract The Steck Papers contain correspondence and business records relating to Steck's tenure as Indian Agent and Superintendent of Indian Affairs for New Mexico. Also contains records of his involvement with the New Mexico Mining Company and with railroad operations in Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1839-1933 (bulk 1852-1880)
Abstract This collection contains mostly documents related to affairs of Pueblo Indian communities and schools.
Abstract This collection contains works and materials written and gathered by Robert W. Young, professor emeritus in linguistics at the University of New Mexico. Materials concern Navajo linguistics, BIA and Navajo tribal government records, customs, livestock, education, employment, natural resources, and other issues.
Dates: 1850-2003 (bulk 1823-1980)
Abstract This collection documents activities of the American Indian Movement (AIM), including the takeover of Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota by AIM. Also documented are the circumstances underlying the takeover, the aftermath, and individual court cases associated with Wounded Knee and the American Indian Movement. Materials relevant to Native American issues such as sovereignty, land, water, resources, health and education are also included in the collection.
Dates: 1965-1995 (bulk 1973-1979)
Abstract The Navajo Reading Study was conducted by the University of New Mexico and supported by grants from the Ford Foundation and contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Office of Education. The purpose of the study was to investigate the feasibility and effect of teaching Navajo children to read their own language before learning to read English.
Dates: 1940-1979; Majority of material found within 1969-1975
Scope and Content The content of this collection is held within ten (I to X) series. Series I contains personal correspondence from all aspects of Zimmerman's life. Series II is made up of official correspondence from his tenure at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management. Series III contains subject files in chronological order, beginning with files which did not have dates. Series IV has information regarding Tribal and Reservation issues, in alphabetical order. The end of...