WILLIAM G. STIGLER COLLECTION
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F 1: Choctaw/Chickasaw (1951-1952). Lease District Claim.

a. Correspondence re tribal award from Treaty Rights and Leased District Judgment from Indian Claims Commission.

b. Form: "Application for Per Capita Payment Due Living, Enrolled Indians of Five Civilized Tribes" (November, 1951).

c. Clipping: "Per Capita Payments to Indians Expected." Stigler News-Sentinel (December 20, 1951).

F 2: Choctaw/Chickasaw (1946, 1951). Per Capita Payments.

Correspondence re such payments. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

F 3: Choctaw (1944). General/Miscellaneous.

Correspondence re appropriations; shifting Red River boundary, and Mississippi Choctaws.Correspondents include William A. Durant and Abe Fortas.

F 4: Choctaw (1945). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re requests, re-appointment of Hampton Tucker and Mining Trustee, and general. Correspondents include William A. Durant and Ben Dwight. Correspondence includes copy of Dwight letter to Elmer Thomas.

b. Resolution: Choctaw Advisory Council, re commending WGS (May 17, 1945).

F 5: Choctaw (1946). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re per capita payment and requests. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

b. Resolution: Choctaw Advisory Council: "Requesting That a Per Capita Payment Be Made to the Enrolled Members of the Choctaw Nation" (May 17, 1945).

F 6: Choctaw (1947). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re claims judgment, rolls, per capita payment, and requests. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

b. "Statement of Trust Fund Balances on Deposit with the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Choctaw Indians Under the Jurisdiction of the Five Civilized Tribes Agency, Oklahoma, as of December 31, 1946."

F 7: Choctaw (1948). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re coal royalties and rolls. Correspondents include Ben Dwight and J. G. Puterbaugh.

b. Minutes: Executive Board, Choctaw Area Council, Krebs, Oklahoma (May 6, 1948).

F 8: Choctaw (1949). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re per capita payments, complaint, and characterization of Indians in motion pictures. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Tom Steed.

b. Clipping: "Choctaw Nation Claims Government Added Names to Membership Rolls." Stigler News-Sentinel (November 17, 1949).

c. Sketch by H. E. Wilkes on envelope.

F 9: Choctaw (1950). General/Miscellaneous.

Correspondence re tribal factions and solicitation. Correspondents include Harry J. W. Belvin.

F 10: Choctaw (1951). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re Advisory Council, characterization of Indians in motion pictures, Principal Chief selection, per capita payments, and Lease District claims.

b. Resolution: McCurtain County Choctaw Area Council, re complaints against the Bureau of Indian Affairs in payment of claims. Includes numerous signatures.

c. Public Law 81-834 (H. R. 6209): "To authorize the commutation of the annual appropriations for fulfilling various treaties with the Choctaw Nation of Indians in Oklahoma, and for other purposes." Eighty-first Congress (1950).

F 11: Choctaw (1952). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re tribal moneys and request.

b. "The Horse's Prayer" by H. E. Wilkes. Illustrated.

c. "The Indian's Version of the Twenty-third Psalm" by H. E. Wilkes. Illustrated.

d. "A Visualized Speech: Justice" by H. E. Wilkes. Illustrated.

e. Clippings: "Indian Council Heads Meet with Their Chief." N.P. (n.d.); "City Indian Leader Slaps Films as Insult to Race." Oklahoma City Times (nd).

F 12: Choctaw (1945). Claim.

Correspondence with Ben Dwight re Supreme Court judgement against Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations for $16,003.97.

F 13: Choctaw (1947). Claim.

Petition: Indian Claims Commission: "The Choctaw Nation vs. The United States of America" re Lease District Claims. Attached note from Grady Lewis, Choctaw Attorney.

F 14: Choctaw (1947-1948). Election Procedures.

a. Correspondence re controversy over election procedures. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

b. Bureau of Indian Affairs: "Regulations Governing the Election of Candidate for Appointment as Principal Chief, Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma" (January 30, 1948). Typescript.

c. Bureau of Indian Affairs: "Choctaw Election Regulations" (c. April, 1947). Rough draft.

F 15: Choctaw (1944). National Attorney Appointment.

a. Correspondence re recommendations and appointment and re attorney contract and pay dispute. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

b. Resolution: Executive Committee, Choctaw-Chickasaw Confederation re request to postpone selection of Choctaw National Attorney to succeed WGS.

F 16: Choctaw (1944). Principal Chief Selection.

Correspondence re reappointment of William A. Durant as Choctaw Principal Chief.

F 17: Choctaw (1946). Principal Chief Selection.

a. Correspondence and resolution recommending J. H. Belvin for chief, refuting claims against William A. Durant, supporting William A. Durant, and calling for a convention for the election of the Principal Chief. Correspondents include Ben Dwight and William A. Durant.

b. Resolution: Meeting of Choctaw Indians, Oklahoma City (March 15, 1946), re endorsing James H. Belvin as new Principal Chief.

c. Resolution: Meeting of Choctaw Indians, Ft. Towson (April 13, 1946), re endorsing James H. Belvin as new Principal Chief.

d. Resolution: Meeting of Choctaw Indians, Comanche (April 20, 1946), re endorsing James H. Belvin as new Principal Chief.

e. Resolution: Meeting of Choctaw Indians, Poteau (June 8, 1946), re endorsing James H. Belvin as new Principal Chief.

f. Resolution: Meeting of Choctaw Indians, Talihina (June 8, 1946), re endorsing James H. Belvin as new Principal Chief.

g. Resolution: Meeting of Choctaw Indians, Antlers (June 22, 1946), re endorsing James H. Belvin as new Principal Chief.

h. Resolution: Meeting of Choctaw Indians, Idabel (May 31, 1946), re endorsing James H. Belvin as new Principal Chief.

i. Resolution: Choctaw Advisory Council: "Resolution That the Honorable William A. Durant Be Re-Appointed as the Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation" (March 19, 1946).

j. Clipping: "Belvin Recommended for Choctaw Chief at Meeting Here." Hugo paper (1946).

F 18: Choctaw (1947). Principal Chief Selection.

Correspondence re convention for nomination of Choctaw Chief and discussion of illness of William A. Durant. J. H. Belvin correspondence to WGS and other officials. Other correspondence includes copy of letters to Carl Albert, E. H. Moore, and Elmer Thomas.

F 19: Choctaw (1948). Principal Chief Selection.

a. Correspondence re death of William A. Durant and election of successor, mostly expressing dissatisfaction with the election process and its results.

b. Bureau of Indian Affairs: "Regulations Governing the Election of Candidate for Appointment as Principal Chief, Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma."

c. Newspaper clippings: "Choctaws to Set Precedent in Vote on Principal Chief." Muskogee Phoenix (April 29, 1948); "Choctaw Nation Votes H. Belvin Principal Chief." Stigler News-Sentinel (June 24, 1948).

F 20: Choctaw Nation (1952).  Principal Chief Selection.

a. Correspondence and petitions all relating to the method for selection of a Chief. Correspondents include Fisher Muldrow.

b. Memorial: Pittsburg County Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (January 5, 1952).

c. Resolution: Atoka County Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (February 22, 1952).

d. Resolution: Bryan County Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (February 22, 1952).

e. Resolution: Mt. Zion Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (March 10, 1952).

f. Resolution: Choctaw County Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (March 8, 1952).

g. Resolution: Talihina Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (May 17, 1952).

h. Resolution: Latimer County Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (May 17, 1952).

i. Resolution: Atoka County Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (May 17, 1952).

j. Resolution: McCurtain County Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (May 17, 1952).

k. Resolution: Hugo Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (May 17, 1952).

l. Resolution: Boswell Choctaw Council, favoring popular election of Principal Chief (May 17, 1952).

m. Newspaper clippings: "Choctaw Principal Chief Asks for Tribe Voting." Muskogee Phoenix (April 23, 1952); "Belvin Fears Choctaws Will Not Be Permitted Referendum Next August." Stigler News-Sentinel (June 12, 1952); "Members of Tribe Will Elect Choctaw Chief." Muskogee Phoenix (July 15, 1952); "Choctaws Won't Have Another Full Chief." Muskogee Phoenix (July 18, 1952); "Choctaw Tribe Has Finished Election of Principal Chief." Muskogee Phoenix (August 3, 1952).

F 21: Choctaw Nation (1945).  Principal Chiefs.

a. Correspondence re Principal Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation and the dates of their service. 

b. List: "Principal Chiefs of Choctaw Nation." Various.

c. Extension of Remarks: WGS: "List of Principal Chiefs of Choctaw Nation" (June 6, 1945).

F 22: Choctaw Nation (1944-1945).  Tuskahoma Project.

a. Correspondence re $10,000 of Choctaw funds requested by Chief Durant for Tuskahoma project. Correspondents include William A. Durant, Ben Dwight, and Jed Johnson.

b. Correspondence re total funds spent for total acres in Tuskahoma project.  Includes reported testimony of Indians regarding sale of land and expenditure of funds.

F 23: Creek (1944). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence with C. W. Ward about a meeting with President Roosevelt for himself and some other members of the Creek Indian National Council. 

b. Letter from Jack Nichols, Vice-President, TWA Airlines, to R. S. Lewis, Attorney for Loyal Creek Claimants, re requested assistance for bill.

F 24: Creek (1945). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re legitimacy of C. W. Ward and Creek Indian National Congress. Correspondents include Roly Canard

b. Correspondence with C. W. Ward.

c. Correspondence re Creek Indian Memorial Association and with social worker re Indian affairs; discussion of an elderly Indian.

d. Clipping: "Creek Council to Hear Reports on Legislation." Tulsa Tribune (c. March, 1945).

F 25: Creek (1946). General/Miscellaneous.

Correspondence re Creek Indian National Council resolution and lack of legitimacy. 

F 26: Creek (1947). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re election of tribal officials; inquiries re per capital payments; re Girl Scout visit; and re legislation on restrictions, etc. Correspondents include Kialegee Tribal Town King. Includes resolution from Alabama-Quarsarte Tribal Town.

b. Newspaper clipping:, "Okmulgeean to Be State Delegate to International Girl Scout Camp." Okmulgee Daily Times (May 31, 1947).

F 27: Creek (1948). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re Loyal Creek Claims per capita payments.

b. Correspondence re information on Creek Treaty funds requested by C. W. Ward. 

c. Resolution: Creek National Council: "... Requesting Payment of Ten Percent of All Creek Tribal Funds in the United States Treasury to the Credit of the Creek Tribe." 

d. Resolution: Unrestricted Indian Organization of the Muskogee Creek Nation re elections (March 19, 1934).

e. Newspaper clippings: "Creek Indian Nat'l Council Question Sale of Surplus Property." Okmulgee Observer (October 7, 1948); "Creek Chief Will Contest Removal of Tribal Officials." Muskogee Phoenix (nd).

F 28: Creek (1949). General/Miscellaneous.

Correspondence re Creek Freedman Claim and Loyal Creek Claim before the Indians Claims Commission.

F 29: Creek (1950-1951). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re appointment of John F. Davis as new Chief after death of Roly Canard; controversy over election regulations.  Correspondents include Davis.

b. Resolution: Junior Creek Indian Council, re budget (July 2, 1950). Attached correspondence.

c. Resolution: Junior Creek Indian Council, re Creek Chief's employment of John Davis and his pay (February 6, 1950). 

d. Correspondence re regulation of Creek Chief election. 

e. "Regulations Governing the Election of Candidate for Appointment as Principal Chief, Creek Nation, Oklahoma" (August 30, 1950).

f. "Creek Election Rules" (June 29, 1950).

F 30: Creek (1951). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re dissatisfaction with Chief John Davis; re nonexistent legislation for payment to the Creek Tribe; re Junior Creek Indian Council resolution on Inter-tribal Council Funding; re copies of laws and legislative Calendar on Indian Affairs; and re invitation to forty Creek Indians to attend a dedication ceremony for monument in Okmulgee National Park, Georgia.

b. Newspaper clippings: "Declares Davis Ignores Newly Elected Chief." Okmulgee Daily Times (December 26, 1951); 2. "John Davis Elected Principal Chief of Creek Indians." Muskogee Phoenix (nd).

F 31: Creek (1952).

a. Correspondence re payments; requesting and denying visit to President for Creek business; re dissatisfaction with Creek Chief.

b. Public Law 72-109 (H. R. 10362): "To require the approval of the General Council of the Seminole Tribe or Nation in case of the disposal of any tribal land." Seventy-second Congress (1932).

e. Newspaper clippings: "Roberts Explains Rights of Creek Indian Chief." Okmulgee Times (January 19, 1952); "Creek Indians Win Judgement." Okmulgee Times (April 24, 1952); "Creek Indians Asking Agency about Shares of $1,700,000 Claims." Muskogee Phoenix (April 26, 1952); "Creek Indian Decision Reversed." Okmulgee Times (May 9, 1952).

F 32: Creek (1950). Freedmen Claim.

Correspondence re Creek Freedmen Claim and lack of legal status for the claim. 

F 33: Creek (1944-1945).  Loyal Creek Claim.

a. Statement: Loyal Creek Claimants: "In the Matter of the Loyal Creek Claim."  History of the Loyal Creek claim.  Typescript.

b. Attorney's contract for Loyal Creek Claimants.

c. Correspondence and resolution re Loyal Creek Claim legal representation. Correspondents include Wesley E. Disney.

d. Correspondence re attorney trip to Washington.

e. House Report 488 (H. R. 2696): "Appropriation to Carry Out Provisions of Section 26 of Agreement with Muskogee or Creek Tribe of Indians, Approved March 1, 1901." Seventy-fifth Congress; First Session (1937).

F 34: Creek (1946).  Loyal Creek Claim.

a. Correspondence re attorney's trip to Washington.

b. Correspondence re reviving of S. 1652 ["To provide for the payment of certain Creek equalization claims, and for other purposes" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Committee on Indian Affairs.]. Correspondents include Roly Canard.

F 35: Creek (1949).  Loyal Creek Claim.

a. Correspondence re attorney's fees.

b. Opinion: Indian Claims Commission: Docket No. 1: "Loyal Creek Band or Group of Creek Indians, and the Loyal Creek Claimants' Committee vs. United States of America" (May 6, 1949).

F 36: Creek (1951-1952).  Loyal Creek Claim.

a. Constituent correspondence re payments.

b. Decision: United States Court of Claims: "The Loyal Band or Group of Creek Indians, and the Loyal Creek Claimants' Committee, ... v. The United States of America.  Appeals from the Indian Claims Commission." Attached note.

c. Newspaper clippings: "Court Grants Civil War Claim of Creek Tribe." Okmulgee Times (February 7, 1951); "Loyal Creeks of the Civil War Win Victory in the U. S. Court of Claims." Muskogee Phoenix (February, 1951).

F 37: Crow (1946-1948).

a. Correspondence re competing representatives of the Crow Tribe. 

b. Correspondence re Crow Indian selling her land. 

c. Proposed Legislation: "To change the law of Congress to permit the Indians of the United States to select the Commissioner of Indian Affairs."

F 38: "D" (1945-1946, 1950-1951).

Correspondence re requests and tribal affairs. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

F 39: Debo, Angie (1951).

a. Correspondence from Debo, et al., and critique of her booklet. 

b. Booklet: Angie Debo: Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma -- Report on Social and Economic Conditions.  Philadelphia: Indian Rights Association, 1951.

c. Periodical: Indian Rights Association: Indian Truth.  XXVIII, No. 2 (March-May, 1951). Issue contains review of Debo's booklet. 

F 40: "E" (1945, 1949).

Letter of request. 

F 41: Education (1944-1946). General/Miscellaneous.

a. List: Office of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior: "Government Indian Schools" (January 1, 1944).

b. List: Office of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior: "Government Indian Schools" (January 1, 1945).

c. List: Office of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior: "Location of Principal Tribes by State and Agency" (May 15, 1946).

d. List: Office of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior: "Indian Population by State in the Continental United States" (January 1, 1946).

F 42: Education (1946-1949). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence (1946-1947) re WGS position on Indian education. 

b. Correspondence and report (1947-1948) re school budgets, including "Justification -- Estimates of Appropriations, Department of the Interior, Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1949. Education of Indians."

c. Correspondence (1949) re booklet [not included] "How Well Are Indian Children Education?" 

d. Correspondence and resolution (1949) of Junior Creek Indian Council re Indian high school building near Tuskahoma. 

e. Newspaper clippings: "Central Indian School Urged by State Man." (December 13, 1946); "Stigler Proposes Indian University." (December 13, 1946).

F 43: Education (1950-1952). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Report: Division of Indian Education, Oklahoma Department of Public Instruction: "Oklahoma Plan for Indian Education" (c. 1950). Attached correspondence. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Tom Steed.

b. Correspondence (1950-1951) re Indian scholarships. 

c. Correspondence (1950) protesting banning of boxing for Indian students. 

d. Correspondence (1951) re Indian school lunches.

e. Correspondence (1952) re Indian student transfers.

F 44: Education (1950).  Clasby, W. H.

Correspondence re local school argument. 

F 45: Education (1948, 1952).  Day Schools.

a. Correspondence and petition re possible moving of Yardeka Indian School near Henryetta. 

b. Correspondence (1952) re end of Indian day schools. 

F 46: Education (1949).  Eastern Oklahoma A & M College.

Correspondence with C. C. Dunlap re Indian-related land acquisition. 

F 47: Education (1947).  Eufaula Boarding School.

a. Correspondence re booklet, church centennial celebration, and upcoming "fight" re school.

b. Booklet, "1847-1947: A Century of Service. The Methodist Church, Eufaula, Oklahoma." 

F 48: Education (1951-1952). Eufaula Boarding School.

Correspondence re land purchase for school. 

F 49: Education (1944-1950).  Sequoyah Training School.

a. Correspondence (1944-1946, 1950) re school budget and construction.

b. Budget: Indian Boarding School, Sequoyah, Oklahoma (1944).

c. Report: Sequoyah Vocational School: "Priority List of Recommended Construction Projects for 1952 Budget" (April 19, 1950).

d. Correspondence re master's degree candidate's information search.

e. Correspondence re pottery program at school.  Correspondents include Charles E. Creager.

F 50: Estates (1945).

Correspondence and memoranda from Judge Eugene Rice re attempts to remove probate proceedings involving Indians to state to federal courts. 

F 51: "F" (1945-1946, 1949, 1951). 

Correspondence re Indian policies, requests, etc.

F 52: Fiscal Report (1947).

Booklet: Bureau of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior: "Annual Statement of Fiscal Affairs of Indian Tribes by States and Jurisdictions, Fiscal Year 1947." 

F 53: Fiscal Report (1948).

a. Correspondence re report. 

b. Booklet: Bureau of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior: "Annual Statement of Fiscal Affairs of Indian Tribes by States and Jurisdictions, Fiscal year 1948." 

F 54: Five Civilized Tribes (undated). General/Miscellaneous.

a. List: "District Agents and Field Aids, Five Civilized Tribes Agency."  Gives district, name, address, and county.  Typescript.

b. Memorandum: WGS: "... to Congressman Jed Johnson with Reference to Matters Pertaining to the Five Civilized Tribes." 

F 55: Five Civilized Tribes (1944). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re survey.

b. Correspondence re pay raise for B. F. Spaulding, head of the tax department of the Five Civilized Tribes. 

c. Schedule: Probate Division: Attorneys with counties, towns, and dates of appearance (July 15, 1944). 

F 56: Five Civilized Tribes (1945). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re tribal funds. 

b. Correspondence re lists of field clerks, field aides, probate attorneys, etc. 

c. Correspondence re Muskogee office, payroll frequency, report, etc.

d. List: "District Agents and Field Aides, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (October 1, 1944).

e. List: "Extension Division, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (October 1, 1944).

f. List: "Education Division, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (October 1, 1944).

g. List: "Health Division, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (October 1, 1944).

h. List: "Probate Division, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (July 15, 1944).

i. Report: "Statement of Trust Fund Unallotted Balances to the Credit of the Indians under the Jurisdiction of the Five Civilized Tribes, Oklahoma, as of June 30, 1944."

F 57: Five Civilized Tribes (1945-1946). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re Superintendent's appointment after Mr. Landman's retirement.  Correspondents include Ed Edmondson, Glen Johnson, and Jed Johnson.

b. Newspaper clipping: "Indian Agency Superintendent Announces Two Appointments." Muskogee Phoenix (March 10, ny).

F 58: Five Civilized Tribes (1946). General/Miscellaneous.

a. Correspondence re establishment of Oklahoma City branch office.

b. Correspondence re Fulton's retirement.  Two telegrams.

c. List: "District Agents and Field Aide, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (November 15, 1946).

d. List: "Extension Division, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (undated).

e. List: "Education Division, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (undated).

f. List: "Health Division, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (undated).

g. List: "Probate Division, Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (undated).

F 59: Five Civilized Tribes (1947). General/Miscellaneous.

Miscellaneous correspondence. 

F 60: Five Civilized Tribes (1947). Agency Personnel.

Correspondence re proposed Muskogee Office reorganization, requests, and personnel complaints. Includes reports re personnel with no author indicated.

F 61: Five Civilized Tribes (1947). Drilling Practices.

Correspondence re oil well drilling and Indian leases.

F 62: Five Civilized Tribes (1948).

a. Correspondence re policy on restricted Indian lands. 

b. Correspondence re request for lists of District Agents and Probate Attorneys.

F 63: Five Civilized Tribes (1948). Agency Personnel

a. Correspondence recommending candidate in case of superintendency vacancy. 

b. "Schedule of Field Days -- District Agents and Clerks, Five Civilized Tribes" (July 1, 1948).

F 64: Five Civilized Tribes (1948).

a. Correspondence re qualifications for treatment as an Indian patient. 

b. Flyer: Five Civilized Tribes Agency: "Rules and Regulations Governing Eligibility of Indians for Gratuitous Medical and Hospital Service" (undated).

F 65: Five Civilized Tribes (1948). Report.

Booklet: "The Five Civilized Tribes.  Progress and Problems" (March 1, 1948). 

F 66: Five Civilized Tribes (1949).

a. Correspondence re requested Five Civilized Tribes Agency report.

b. Correspondence re report on Indian conditions. 

c. Newspaper clipping: "Relief Payments to Indians Halted: Withdrawal of Funds Affects 200 Families." Adair County Optimist (February 3, 1949).

F 67: Five Civilized Tribes (1949). Agency Personnel.

a. Correspondence re partisanship and agency personnel. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Elmer Thomas.

b. List: Bureau of Indian Affairs: "List of Field Clerks and Employees in Second District" (c. 1949).

c. List: Bureau of Indian Affairs: "Extension Division. Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (c. 1949).

d. List: Bureau of Indian Affairs: "District Field Agents for the Five Civilized Tribes Agency" (c. 1949).

F 68: Five Civilized Tribes (1949). Agency Personnel: W. O. Roberts.

a. Correspondence re dissatisfaction with W. O. Roberts, alleged anti-veteran bias, his possible transfer, and resolution supporting him. 

b. Resolution: Officials and Representatives of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, in support of W. O. Roberts (July 23, 1949). Signed by Harry J. W. Belvin and Floyd E. Maytubby.

c. Resolution: Junior Creek Indian Council re opposition to W. O. Roberts (September 1, 1949).

F 69: Five Civilized Tribes (1950).

a. Correspondence re restrictions on Indians. 

b. Correspondence re job and program for development. 

F 70: Five Civilized Tribes (1951).

a. Correspondence re "Fifty Years.  Oklahoma, 1889-1939" map. 

b. Correspondence re Chief Probate Attorney complaint. 

c. Correspondence re pending legislation affecting the Five Civilized Tribes Agency. 

d. Newspaper clippings: "Indian Income Boost Shown." N.P. (n.d.); "Intra-Tribal Council Will Elect Officers January 24." Muskogee Phoenix (January 20, 1951); "Five Civilized Tribes Had Slump in 1950 Farm Income." Muskogee Phoenix (January 24, 1951).

F 71: Five Civilized Tribes (1951). Agency Personnel.

Correspondence and resolution re personnel reductions at the Five Civilized Tribes Agency.  Correspondents include Harry J. W. Belvin and Johnston Murray. Correspondence includes copy of letter to A. S. Mike Monroney.

F 72: Five Civilized Tribes (1951). Agency Redistricting.

a. Correspondence re proposed consolidation of Indian offices and redistricting of field agencies.

b. Newspaper Clippings: "Saving is Uncertain." Oklahoma City Times (April 16, 1951); "Moving of Indian Office Protested." Muskogee Phoenix (April 14, 1951).

F 73: Five Civilized Tribes (1952). Intertribal Council.

Correspondence re WGS Congressional Record insertion of Inter-Tribal Council Statement.  Includes drafts of WGS introduction but not statement. Correspondents include Earl Welch.

F 74: Five Civilized Tribes (1951). Report.

a. Correspondence re directory below.

b. Report: Community Services Division, Muskogee Area Office, U. S. Indian Service. "Resource Directory of Health, Education, and Welfare, Recreational, and Agricultural Services Available to Indians in the Muskogee Area" (1951). 

F 75: Five Civilized Tribes (1952).

Correspondence re copies of bills.

F 76: Five Civilized Tribes (1952). Intertribal Council.

a. Correspondence re Inter-Tribal Council. 

b. Newspaper clipping: "Inter-Tribal Council Meeting Wednesday." Muskogee Phoenix (nd, 1952).

F 77: Five Civilized Tribes (1952). Submarginal Lands.

a. Correspondence re acreage compilation of submarginal Indian lands. 

b. Compilation of Submarginal Lands under the Muskogee Area Jurisdiction and Listing of Tribal Lands. Arranged by tribe and by county: Cherokee; Choctaw; Creek; Chickasaw; Mississippi Choctaw; Delaware County; Adair County.

F 78: Five Civilized Tribes (1949, 1951, and undated).  Newspaper Clippings.

a. "Official Stresses Group Projects at Council Meeting." NP (July 12, 1951).

b. "Indian Council to Hold Meeting." NP, nd.

c. Re Roberts-Meyer Meeting. Muskogee News (June 23, ny).

d. "Indian Credit Groups Voting on Rate of Interest Increase." Muskogee Phoenix (August 14, ny).

e. "Indian Service Placing Accent on Agriculture." Muskogee Phoenix (March 2, 1951).

f. "Tribes Will Test Legality of Case Dismissal by Rice." Muskogee Phoenix (June 19, ny).

g. "Congress May Make Reexamination of Five Civilized Tribes." Muskogee Phoenix (June 28, ny).

h. "Indian Office Will Not Be Moved." Muskogee Phoenix (May 23, ny).

i. "Five Tribe Council Meeting Is April 8." Muskogee Phoenix (April 3, ny).

j. "Relief Promised for Five Tribes by Indian Service." Muskogee Phoenix (April 29, 1949).

k. "Cherokee Museum to Show Relics from 'Trail of Tears.'" Muskogee Phoenix (April 29, 1949).

F 79: Foreman, Grant (1945-1946, 1948-1950).

a. Correspondence, primarily with Grant Foreman, and information re historical Indian-related subjects. 

b. Booklet: "The Five Civilized Tribes: A Brief History and a Century of Progress."  Muskogee: Indian Centennial Board, 1948.  Inscribed to WGS.

F 80: Fort Berthold Indians (1945-1948).

a. Correspondence opposing the proposed Garrison Dam. 

b. Booklet: Daniel C. Walser, Consulting Engineer: "Study and Report on the Various Plans Heretofore Submitted to the Congress in Regard to the Upper Missouri River Basin."  (March 15, 1946). 

c. Booklet: Floyd Montclair: "Fort Berthold Indians of North Dakota." 

d. Petition: Indian People of Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota: "Fort Berthold Dam Site v. The Garrison Dam Site."  (n.d.) 

e. Memorial: Tribal Committee, Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, re opposition to Garrison Dam (April 24, 1945). 

f. Resolution: Tribal Committee, Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation: "Further Opposing Garrison Dam" (April 24, 1945). 

g. Resolution: Business Council, Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, re Garrison Dam (May 25, 1946). 

F 81: "Four Mothers Nation" (Creek) (1947).

Correspondence re representatives from group securing an attorney to prosecute claims. 

F 82: "G" (1947-1951).

Miscellaneous correspondence re requests, voting rights, full bloods, land, etc.

F 83: Gratuity Offsets (1944).

Correspondence and memorandum re "Constitutionality of Offsets of Gratuities against Indian Tribal Claims." 

F 84: "H" (1945, 1947-1950, 1952).

a. Miscellaneous correspondence re tribal rolls, requests, restrictions, taxes, etc. 

b. Newspaper Clippings: "Indian Girl Pleads Cause for Lost Tribe." NP, nd; "Tax Proposed on Indian Lands." Oklahoma City newspaper (March 22, 1949); "U. S. Finds Indian Good Risk."  Oklahoma City Times (December 19, 1949); "Indian Is Good U. S. Loan Risk."  Chickasha Daily Express (December 19, 1949); "Indian Good Risk for Federal Loans, Records Reveal."  Ada Evening News (December 19, 1949).

F 85: Hopi/Navajo (1945).

Correspondence re controversy on Hopi Reservation.

F 86: Hospitals/Health Care (1944, 1946-1949).

Correspondence re Indian health financing, personnel, and Talihina Hospital controversy.

F 87: Hospitals/Health Care (1949-1952).

a. Correspondence re rumored transfer of Talihina and Pawnee hospitals to state and blood-quantum Indian health care rights. Correspondents include Harry J. W. Belvin.  Correspondence includes copy of letter to Carl Albert.

b. Newspaper clipping: "Congress Okays Bill; Opens Indian Hospitals in Area."  Muskogee Phoenix (nd).

F 88: "I" (1946).

Letter re Muskogee Indian Offices.

F 89: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1944).  Abolition of Bureau.

Correspondence re proposal to abolish the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

F 90: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1946-1947).  Abolition of Bureau.

a. Correspondence re WGS proposal to remove BIA supervision of Indians over a period of years; other proposal to abolish the BIA completely.

b. Resolution: American Indian Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma, favoring total abolition of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and settlement of all Indian claims against the United States (March 22, 1947).

c. Newspaper Clipping: "Part Indian Congressman Wants to Abolish Office of Indian Affairs."  Unidentified Holbrook, Arizona, newspaper (December 27, 1946).

F 91: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1945).  Commissioner Appointment.  Miscellaneous Letters.

a. Correspondence re support for naming an Indian as Commissioner, with specific support for O. H. P.  Brewer, N. B. Johnson, and WGS. Correspondents include Harold L. Ickes, Floyd E.  Maytubby, and Elmer Thomas.  Correspondence includes carbon of WGS letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

b. Resolution: Council of Redmen, Tulsa, Oklahoma, favoring an American Indian, preferably from Oklahoma, as Commissioner of Indian Affairs (February 9, 1945).

c. Clipping: "Why Not Try to Get Stigler."  Bartlesville (Oklahoma) Examiner (February 20, 1945).

F 92: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1945).  Commissioner Appointment.  McCurtain Letters.

Correspondence endorsing D. C. McCurtain for Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

F 93: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1948-1949).  Commissioner Appointment.

a. Correspondence endorsing Indian, preferably from Oklahoma, as Commissioner of Indian Affairs.  Will Rogers, Jr., is specifically mentioned. Correspondents include Oscar Chapman and J. B. Milam.  Correspondence includes copy of letter to Harry Truman, copy of letter to William Franklin "Dixie" Gilmer, copy of Milam telegram to Franklin D. Roosevelt, and copy of Milam telegram to Will Rogers, Jr.

b. Resolution: Indian Club of Tulsa, favoring Will Rogers, Jr., for Commissioner (December 31, 1948).

c. Resolution: Ohoyohoma Club of Tulsa, favoring Will Rogers, Jr., for Commissioner (November 30, 1948).

F 94: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1945-1946, 1951).  District Offices.

a. Correspondence re establishment or abolition of district offices in Oklahoma. Correspondents include D. S. Myer and William Zimmerman.

b. List: "Number of District Office No. V Employees in 1947 and in 1948." 

F 95: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1939).  Program Material.

a. Memorandum: Office of Indian Affairs: "To Those Responsible for Preparation of Project Programs" (September 14, 1939). 

b. "Guide for Preparation of Project Programs.  Part A.  Preface."

c. "Guide for Preparation of Project Programs.  Part B.  General Data." 

d. "Guide for Preparation of Project Programs.  Part C.  Rehabilitation Detail." 

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