WILLIAM G. STIGLER COLLECTION
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F 1: Five Civilized Tribes (1945).  Land Titles.

Correspondence alphabetized by surname (D - J). Correspondents include Wesley E. Disney, William A. Durant, Ben Dwight, and T. P. Gore.

F 2: Five Civilized Tribes (1945).  Land Titles.

Correspondence alphabetized by surname (K - M). Correspondents include Floyd Maytubby. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Ross Rizley and copy of WGS letter to Robert S. Kerr.

F 3: Five Civilized Tribes (1945).  Land Titles.

Correspondence alphabetized by surname (O - S). Correspondents include George B. Schwabe.

F 4: Five Civilized Tribes (1945).  Land Titles.

Correspondence alphabetized by surname (T - Y). Correspondents include Earl Welch. Correspondence includes copy of WGS letter to Victor Wickersham and copy of WGS letter to Harry S. Truman.

F 5: Five Civilized Tribes (1947-1948).  Land Titles.

Correspondence re legislation. 

F 6: Five Civilized Tribes (1947).  Lands.

a. H. R. 149: "Relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma" (WGS).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Public Lands.

b. H. R. 3173: "Relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Public Lands.  House Introduced print. House Reported print (Union Calendar 380). Senate Reported print (Calendar 561).  Revision of suggested draft; typescript.

c. House Report 740 (H. R. 3173): "Relating to Restrictions Applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma." Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).

d. Senate Report 543 (H. R. 3173): "Relating to Restrictions Applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma." Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947)."

e. Public Law 80-336 (H. R. 3173).

F 7: Five Civilized Tribes (1947).  Lands.

a. Enrolled House Resolution 35: Oklahoma State Legislature: "Memorializing Congress to enact H. R. 149 by Stigler of the Second Congressional District of Oklahoma as Now Pending in the House of Representatives of the National Congress, Relative to Restrictions Applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma" (April 16, 1947). 

b. Statement: Lynn Adams: Before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Public Lands, re H. R. 3173 (undated).

c. Memorandum for report on H. R. 3173 (June 25, 1947). 

d. Memorandum: W. F. Semple (Chairman of Committee of Attorneys of Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association), explaining and justifying the provisions of a proposed act of Congress (H. R. 3173) (undated).

F 8: Five Civilized Tribes (1947).  Lands.

a. Correspondence alphabetized by surname (B - E). Correspondents include Carl Albert, Roly Canard, and Wesley A. D'Ewart.

b. Enrolled House Resolution 35: Oklahoma State Legislature: "Memorializing Congress to enact H. R. 149 by Stigler of the Second Congressional District of Oklahoma as Now Pending in the House of Representatives of the National Congress, Relative to Restrictions Applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma" (April 16, 1947). 

F 9: Five Civilized Tribes (1947).  Lands.

Correspondence alphabetized by surname (F - K). Includes resolutions.

F 10: Five Civilized Tribes (1947).  Lands.

Correspondence alphabetized by surname (L - R). Correspondents include J. B. Milam and Floyd Maytubby.

F 11: Five Civilized Tribes (1947).  Lands.

a. Correspondence alphabetized by surname (S - W). Correspondents include Carl Albert, Elmer Thomas, and Earl Welch.

b. Correspondence with mailing list attached.

F 12: Five Civilized Tribes (1951-1952).  Lands.

Correspondence re Public Law 80-336 (H. R.3173). 

F 13: Five Civilized Tribes (1945).  Money.

a. H. R. 4683: "To provide for distribution of moneys of deceased restricted members of the Five Civilized Tribes not exceeding $500, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1952).  Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.  Draft.  House Introduced print. Senate Introduced print.

b. House Report 2037 (H. R. 4683): "Providing for Distribution of Moneys of Deceased Restricted Members of the Five Civilized Tribes Not Exceeding $500, and for Other Purposes." Eighty-second Congress; Second Session (1952).

F 14: Five Civilized Tribes (1951-1952).  Moneys.

a. Correspondence re H. R. 4683 ["To provide for distribution of moneys of deceased restricted members of the Five Civilized Tribes not exceeding $500, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1952).].  Correspondents include Earl Welch.

b. List: Muskogee Area Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs: "Deceased Indians Who Have Accounts in This Office of $500 or Less, Whose Heirs Have Not Been Determined" (1951).

F 15: Five Civilized Tribes (1949).  Rehabilitation.

H. R. 6515: "To provide for the rehabilitation of the Five Civilized Tribes of eastern Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949).  Committee on Public Lands.  Typescript drafts; introduced print.

F 16: Five Civilized Tribes (1950).  Rehabilitation.

a. H. R. 9219: "To promote the rehabilitation of the Five Civilized Tribes and other Indians of eastern Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eighty-first Congress; Second Session (1950).  Committee on Public Lands.  House Introduced print. House Reported print (Union Calendar 984). Senate Introduced print.

b. "Amendments to H. R. 9219." 

c. House Report 2762 (H. R. 9219): "Promoting the Rehabilitation of the Five Civilized Tribes and Other Indians of Eastern Oklahoma." Eighty-first Congress; Second Session (1950).

d. Speech: WGS (?), re H. R. 9219.

F 17: Five Civilized Tribes (1949-1950).  Rehabilitation.  Data.

a. Consent Calendar (August 7, 1950).

b. Statement of William G. Stigler before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Public Lands Committee re H. R. 6515 (March 16, 1950).  Two drafts.

c. "Memorandum of Information" re H. R. 6515. 

d. Speech re H. R. 9219.  Draft; emended draft.

e. Resolution and proposed draft legislation from Cherokee Executive Committee.  Attached correspondence. 

f. Public Law 74-816 (S. 2047): "To promote the general welfare of the Indians of the State of Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventy-fourth Congress (1936).

F 18: Five Civilized Tribes (1948-1949).  Rehabilitation.  Data.

a. Correspondence from W. O. Roberts (Superintendent, U. S. Department of the Interior).  Includes discussion of "Objectives of planning and programming for Five Civilized Tribes."  Also attached are Indian loan applications.

b. "Minutes of meeting held in General Superintendent's Office [Muskogee] on March 3, 1949."  Outline of needs of the Five Civilized Tribes.  Meeting included representatives of Indian Affairs Office and the Five Civilized Tribes. 

c. Proposed rehabilitation bill for Eastern Oklahoma Indians and memorandum of information.  Includes draft rehabilitation bills for other tribes.

d. Newspaper clippings: "State Indians Visit Capital -- Delegation of Five Civilized Tribes Asks Adoption of Rehabilitation Bill." Tulsa World (March 16, 1950); "State Tribes Urge $10 Millions Fund." Daily Oklahoman (March 15, 1950).

F 19: Five Civilized Tribes (1950).  Rehabilitation.  Data.

a. "List of Witnesses appearing before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Public Lands Committee in re H. R. 6515 on Thursday, March 16 [and Friday, March 17], 1950. 

b. Reports re Indian loan programs.  Attached correspondence.

c. "Proceedings of Special meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma Held in Muskogee on February 21, 1950."  Attached correspondence.

d. Form letter and mailing lists of constituents, informing them of progress of legislation. 

e. Newspaper clipping: "Constitution Is Approved by Keetoowah Band."  Muskogee Phoenix (October 6, 1950). Concerns loan eligibility.

F 20: Five Civilized Tribes (1950).  Rehabilitation.  H. R. 6515/ H. R. 9219.

Correspondence re legislation (A - G). Correspondents include Harry J. W. Belvin and Oscar Chapman.

F 21: Five Civilized Tribes (1950).  Rehabilitation.  H. R. 6515/ H. R. 9219.

Correspondence re legislation (H - L). Correspondence includes copy of WGS letter to Robert S. Kerr and copy of letter to Toby Morris.

F 22: Five Civilized Tribes (1950).  Rehabilitation.  H. R. 6515/ H. R. 9219.

Correspondence re legislation (M - R). Includes clipping and Bureau of Indian Affairs Area Office memorandum re bill. Correspondents include Floyd Maytubby.

F 23: Five Civilized Tribes (1950).  Rehabilitation.  H. R. 6515/ H. R. 9219.

Correspondence re legislation (S - Z). Includes drafts of bill. Correspondents include Elmer Thomas and Earl Welch. Correspondence includes copy of WGS letter to John Taber, copy of Welch letter to Carl Albert, and copy of Thomas letter to Joseph C. O'Mahoney. The Thomas letter to WGS was written in October and offers the Senator's detailed prognosis of the upcoming Oklahoma elections.

F 24: Five Civilized Tribes (1951).  Rehabilitation.  H. R. 1786 ["To promote the rehabilitation of the Five Civilized Tribes and other Indians of Eastern Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1952).  Committee on Public Lands].

Correspondence re legislation (A - Ma). Correspondents include Floyd Maytubby.

F 25: Five Civilized Tribes (1951).  Rehabilitation.  H. R. 1786 ["To promote the rehabilitation of the Five Civilized Tribes and other Indians of Eastern Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1952).  Committee on Public Lands].

Correspondence re legislation (Mo - R). Correspondents include Johnston Murray.

F 26: Five Civilized Tribes (1951).  Rehabilitation.  H. R. 1786 ["To promote the rehabilitation of the Five Civilized Tribes and other Indians of Eastern Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1952).  Committee on Public Lands].

Correspondence re legislation (S - W). Includes Department of the Interior report on the bill and clippings. Correspondents include Earl Welch.

F 27: Five Civilized Tribes (1928).  Restrictions.

Public Law 70-360 (S. 3594): "An Act to extend the period of restriction in lines of certain members of the Five Civilized Tribes, and for other purposes" (Lynn J. Frazier - North Dakota).  Seventieth Congress (1928).

F 28: Five Civilized Tribes (1932).  Restrictions.

a. Correspondence re Public Law 72-322.

b. Public Law 72-322 (H. R. 8750): "Relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma" (Edgar Howard - Nebraska).  Seventy-second Congress (1932).

c. House Report 1015 (H. R. 8750): "Restrictions Applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma."  Seventy-second Congress; First Session (1952).

d. House Report 1015, Part 2 (H. R. 8750): "Restrictions Applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma."  Seventy-second Congress; First Session (1952). Minority Report.

d. Hearings (H. R. 8750): "Extension of the Restriction Period Applicable to the Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma.  Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Indian Affairs.  United States Senate."  Seventy-second Congress; First Session (May 16, 17, and 19, 1932). 

F 29: Five Civilized Tribes (1943-1944).  Restrictions.

a. Correspondence re legislation. 

b. S. 1579: "To amend the Act entitled 'An Act relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma,' approved January 27, 1933" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs. House Introduced print.

c. Senate Report 604 (S. 1579): "Amending the Act of January 27, 1927, Relative to Restrictions Applicable to the Five Civilized Tribes, Oklahoma." Seventy-eighth Congress; First Session (1943)

F 30: Five Civilized Tribes (1944).  Restrictions.

a. Correspondence. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Sam Rayburn.

b. H. R. 2185: "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in carrying out the purpose of the Act of May 18, 1916 (39 Stat. 137), to purchase log, lumber, and other forest products" (James F. O'Connor -- Montana).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Senate Reported print (Calendar 1108).  [An amendment to this bill proposed by Senator Thomas was to accomplish the same purpose as S. 1579, i. e., to validate titles to land sold by Indians.]

F 31: Five Civilized Tribes (1944).  Restrictions.

S. 2049: "To validate titles to certain lands conveyed by Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 32: Five Civilized Tribes (1944).  Restrictions.

a. Secretary of the Interior reports on S. 1579, S. 1397, and H. R. 3719. 

b. Department of Agriculture report re S. 1579.

c. Correspondence and documents re land title validation bills, court cases, etc. Alphabetized by surname. 

F 33: Five Civilized Tribes (1946).  Restrictions.

Press release and amendment to H. R. 5802 ["Relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma" (WGS). 

F 34: Five Civilized Tribes (1946).  Restrictions.

a. Correspondence re H. R. 5802. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

b. Public Law 71-264 (H. R. 9939): "An Act Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to lease any or all of the remaining lands of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations for oil and gas purposes, and for other purposes." Seventy-first Congress (1930).

F 35: Five Civilized Tribes (1949-1950).  Restrictions.  Proposed Amendments to Public Law 80-336.

a. Public Law 80-336 (H. R. 3173): "Relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, and for other purposes."  Eightieth Congress (1947).

b. Proposed Legislation: Solicitor of the U. S.  Department of the Interior, incorporated suggested amendments by Charles E. Grounds.  Attached correspondence.

c. Proposed amendment to Section 373, re Indian land sales.  Attached correspondence.

d. Typescript of arguments against above bill.  No author indicated.

e. Correspondence re possible amendment of P. L. 336.  Includes resolution of Five Civilized Tribes and other data on proposed amendments.  Alphabetized by surname.  Correspondents include Floyd Maytubby and Elmer Thomas.

f. Newspaper Clipping: "Indians Discuss Proposed Stigler Bill Amendments." Muskogee Phoenix (July 1, 1949).

F 36: Five Civilized Tribes (1949).  Restrictions.

a. Correspondence.  Correspondents include Indian Rights Association. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Elmer Thomas.

b. S. 2354: "To amend the act entitled 'An Act relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, and for other purposes,' approved August 4, 1947 (61 Stat. 731)" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949).  Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

F 37: Five Civilized Tribes (1950).  Restrictions.

Correspondence re expression of the Inter-Tribal Council, Five Civilized Tribes, re legislation continuing restrictions on all restricted Indian land for a period of twenty-five years. 

F 38: Five Civilized Tribes (1947-1952).  Restrictions.

a. Correspondence with George B. Schwabe just prior to his death and with others re H. R. 7006.

b. Public Law 80-336 (H. R. 3173): "Relative to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, and for other purposes."  Eightieth Congress (1947).

c. H. R. 7006: "To provide that the procedural limitations placed upon the conveyance of certain restricted Indian lands belonging to members of the Five Civilized Tribes shall apply only to Indians of the full blood" (George B. Schwabe - Oklahoma).  Eighty-second Congress; Second Session (1952).  Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

d. Statement of William W. Keeler, Chief of the Cherokee Tribes, in opposition to H. R. 7006. 

e. Statement of WGS supporting H. R. 7006.

F 39: Five Civilized Tribes (1953).  Restrictions.

Correspondence re bills introduced by Ed Edmondson (WGS' successor) -- H. R. 1381 ["To promote the rehabilitation of the Five Civilized Tribes and other Indians of eastern Oklahoma, and for other purposes"], H. R.  1382 ["To provide that the procedural limitations placed upon the conveyance of certain restricted Indian lands belonging to members of the Five Civilized Tribes shall apply only to Indians of the full blood"], and H. R.  1383 ["To provide for distribution of moneys of deceased restricted members of the Five Civilized Tribes not exceeding $500, and for other purposes."].  Correspondents include W. W. Keeler. Correspondence include copy of Edmondson letter to William H. Harrison.

F 40: Five Civilized Tribes (1947-1948).  Stamp.

a. Correspondence and resolutions re H. J. Res. 329. Correspondents include J. B. Milam and Elmer Thomas. Correspondence includes copy of WGS letter to Harry S. Truman and copy of Carl Albert letter to Harry S. Truman.

b. H. J. Res. 329: "To provide for the issuance of a special postage stamp in honor of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma" (WGS).  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).  Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.  Introduced print. House Reported print (Union Calendar 815).

c. S. J. Res. 189: "To provide for the issuance of a special postage stamp in honor of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians in Oklahoma" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).  Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. House Introduced print.

d. House Report 1719 (H. J. Res. 329): "Providing for the Issuance of a Special Postage Stamp in Honor of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma." Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

e. Public Law 80-515 (S. J. Res. 189).

f. Commemorative stamp celebrating the centennial of the Trail of Tears.  Attached to original envelope.  Multicolored stamps issued in 1943 and 1944 showing five of the flags of the tribes.  Used as a suggestion for an Indian stamp.

F 41: Fort Berthold Reservation (1945).

S. 338: "For the relief of the Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota" (Gerald P. Nye - North Dakota). 

F 42: Fort Berthold Reservation (1945).

H. R. 1095: "For the relief of the Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota" (William Lemke - North Dakota).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.  Introduced print. Reported print (Union Calendar 89).

F 43: Fort Peck Project (1945-1946).

a. Correspondence and newspaper clipping: "Fort Peck Delegates Testify before Indian Affairs Committee." 

b. H. R. 1111: "For the acquisition of Indian lands required in connection with the construction, and maintenance of electric transmission lines and other works, Fort Peck project, Montana" (James F. O'Connor - Montana).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 44: Garrison Dam and Reservoir (1948).

Form letter opposing Garrison Dam project. 

F 45: Goshute Indian Reservation (1945).

H. R. 2563: "To reserve certain land on the public domain in Utah for addition to the Goshute Indian Reservation" (Henry M. Jackson - Washington).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 46: Grand River Dam (1945).

H. R. 3058: "To authorize the use of certain lands of the United States for flowage in connection with providing additional storage in the Pensacola Reservoir of the Grand River Dam project in Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (Henry M. Jackson - Washington).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 47: Indian Affairs, Committee on (1944-1947).  House.

Correspondence re business of the Indian Affairs Committee. 

F 48: Indian Affairs, Committee on (1944).  Senate.

"The Senate Committee Again 'Reports' on Indian Affairs."  Attached correspondence opposes legislation for reduction of Indian Services. Correspondents include Harold L. Ickes.

F 49: Indian Affairs Administration (1946).

a. H. R. 4386: "To facilitate and simplify the administration of Indian Affairs" (Henry M. Jackson - Washington).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1946).  Committee on Indian Affairs. House Introduced print. Senate Introduced print.

b. Public law 79-687 (H. R. 4386).

c. Correspondence. 

d. Newspaper clippings: "Red Man Gets Break, Congress Cuts Tape"; "Indian Bill Is Approved." Tulsa World (October 26, 1945).

F 50: Indian Claims Commission (1941).  Creation.

S. 1111: "To create an Indian Claims Commission, to provide for the powers, duties, and functions, thereof, and for other purposes" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventy-seventh Congress; First Session (1941).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 51: Indian Claims Commission (1944).  Creation.

a. Correspondence with Roly Canard re H. R. 5569. 

b. H. R. 4693: "To create an Indian Claims Commission, to provide for the powers, duties, and functions thereof, and for other purposes" (Usher L. Burdick - North Dakota).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

c. H. R. 5569: "To create an Indian Claims Commission, to provide for the powers, duties, and functions thereof, and for other purposes" (Usher L. Burdick - North Dakota).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 52: Indian Claims Commission (1945).  Creation.

a. H. R. 1198: "To create an Indian Claims Commission, to provide for the powers, duties, and functions thereof, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

b. H. R. 1341: "To create an Indian Claims Commission, to provide for the powers, duties, and functions thereof, and for other purposes" (Charles R. Robertson - North Dakota).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

c. "Draft Indicating Amendments to H. R. 1198 Proposed by the Department of the Interior."

F 53: Indian Claims Commission (1945-1946).  Creation.

a. H. R. 4497: "To create an Indian Claims Commission, to provide for the powers, duties, and functions thereof, and for other purposes" (Henry M. Jackson - Washington).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session.  Committee on Indian Affairs.  Confidential Committee Print.  House Reported Print (Union Calendar 433).

b. Senate Amendments to H. R. 4497. 

c. Public Law 79-726 (H. R. 4497).

F 54: Indian Claims Commission (1945).  Creation.  Data.

a. Correspondence re official business relating to H. R. 4497. 

b. Statement by WGS re H. R. 4497. 

c. Statement re Congress' responsibility to create an Indian Claims Commission. 

d. WGS statement to Committee on Rules.

e. "Brief Analysis of the Indian Claims Commission Law."

f. "Memorandum re Conference of House and Senate Conferees on Indian Claims Commission Bill on Jurisdiction and Defenses, Gratuities and Finality of Awards."

g. "Memorandum on Amendment Added by Senate Permitting the Indian Claims Commission to Give Weight to All Gratuitous Expenditures Made in Behalf of an Indian Tribe."

h. "Indian Mailing List."

F 55: Indian Claims Commission (1945-1946).  H. R. 4497, etc.

a. Correspondence alphabetized by surname (A - Cross). Correspondents include American Indian Federation (Joseph Bruner) and Roly Canard. Correspondence includes copy of Canard letter to Henry M. Jackson.

b. Statement: Creek Nation: "Statement with Respect to the Claims of the Creek Nation against the United States" (November 22, 1944).

c. Resolution: National American Indian League, California, re support for H. R. 4497 (c. March, 1946).

F 56: Indian Claims Commission (1945-1946).  H. R. 4497, etc.

a. Correspondence alphabetized by surname (Crow - Grorud). Correspondents include William A. Durant and Ben Dwight.

b. Resolution: Thlopthlocco Tribal Town of Creek Tribe, re support for H. R. 4497 (March 27, 1946).

c. Resolution: Inter-tribal Council of Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Business Committee, re support for H. R. 4497 (March 1, 1946).

d. Resolution: General Council of the Seminole Tribe, re support for H. R. 4497 (February 19, 1946).

F 57: Indian Claims Commission (1945-1946).  H. R. 4497, etc.

a. Correspondence alphabetized by surname (Halfbreed - Prewitt). Correspondents include Robert S. Kerr, J. A. Krug, and Floyd E. Maytubby. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Harlan J. Bushfield.

b. Statement: American Civil Liberties Union: To House Committee on Indian Affairs, re H. R. 1198, to create an Indian Claims Commission (June 14, 1945).

F 58: Indian Claims Commission (1945-1946).  H. R. 4497, etc.

a. Correspondence alphabetized by surname (Reagan - Young Bear). Correspondents include Charles R. Robertson and Earl Welch.

b. Resolution: Executive Committee, Caddo Tribe, in support of an Indian Claims Commission (March 10, 1946).

c. Newspaper clippings: "$1,100,000 Annual Rental for [Niagara] Water Diversion Fixed." Buffalo Courier-Express (April 12, 1946); "Indian Claims Collett Took Their Funds but Failed to Help Them." Humboldt Times, Eureka, California (August 30, 1946); 3. "Indians Favor State Attorney in Claim Fight." Humboldt Times, Eureka, California (August 30, 1946).

F 59: Indian Claims Commission (1947).  Creation Repeal Attempt.

a. Correspondence alphabetized by surname. Correspondents include Earl Welch.

b. S. 405: "To repeal the Act entitled 'An Act to create an Indian Claims Commission, to provide for the powers, duties, and functions thereof, and for other purposes,' approved August 13, 1946" (Edward H. Moore - Oklahoma; Harlan J. Bushfield - South Dakota).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Public Lands.

c. Statement by WGS given to Daily Oklahoman December 13, 1947.

d. Congressional Record: "Investigation of Indian Claims Commission" (December 12, 1947). Inserted by George D. Aiken.

e. "Statement of Senator E. H. Moore of Oklahoma before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Senate Public Lands Committee with respect to S. 405." 

f. Newspaper clipping: "Moore Hints Fight on Indian Bureau." Oklahoma City paper (December 26, n.y.).

F 60: Indian Claims Commission (1951).  Extension of Time.

a. Correspondence re bills to extend the time for claims to be filed. Correspondents include John F. Davis and Floyd E. Maytubby. Correspondence includes copy of WGS letter to Joseph C. O'Mahoney and copy of WGS letter to John R. Murdock.

b. H. R. 2896: "To extend the time within which claims may be presented to the Indian Claims Commission" (Victor Wickersham - Oklahoma).  Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1951).  Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

c. H. R. 3203: "To extend for two years the five-year period of limitation on the presentation of Indian Claims Commission" (George B. Schwabe - Oklahoma).  Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1951).  Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

d. H. J. Res. 210: "To provide a one-year extension of the five-year limitation on the time for presenting Indian Claims to the Indian Claims Commission" (WGS).  Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1951).  House Introduced print. Senate Introduced print. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

e. House Report 692 (H. J. Res. 210): "Providing a 1-Year Extension of the 5-Year Limitation on the Time for Presenting Indian Claims to the Indian Claims Commission."

f. Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7: Oklahoma State Legislature: "Memorializing the Congress of the United States of America to Extend Time in Which Indian Tribes May File Claims Before the Indian Claims Commission" (c. 1951).

F 61: Indian Estates (1945).

a. Correspondence re Indian probate cases and legal representation and re H. R. 2294.

b. H. R. 2294: "To provide a uniform code of descent of trust or restricted Indian estates, and for other purposes" (Karl E. Mundt - South Dakota).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.  House Introduced print.  House Reported print (Union Calendar 764).

F 62: Indian Estates (1949).

a. Correspondence re Indian inheritances. Correspondence includes copy of letter to W. F. "Dixie" Gilmer.

b. Proposed legislation: "Giving probate jurisdiction of the estates of certain restricted and allotted Indians in the State of Oklahoma who are not members of the Five Civilized Tribes or of the Osage Indians, to the County Courts of Oklahoma, and enabling such Indians to dispose of, by will, their restricted allotments and property held under trust; and repealing all acts and parts of acts that are in conflict herewith."

F 63: Indian Estates (1952).

Correspondence re H. R. 8014 ["To amend section 23 of the act of April 26, 1906, in order to remove permanently the limitation in such section permitting full-blooded Indians to devise real property without regard to the laws of the state of Oklahoma with respect to wills" (Tom Steed - Oklahoma).  Eighty-second Congress; Second Session (1952).  Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.]. 

F 64: Indian Funds (1946).

S. 2065: "To provide for the payment to Indians of their individual moneys under the control of the Secretary of the Interior" (William Langer - North Dakota).  Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

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