WILLIAM G. STIGLER COLLECTION
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F 1: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1943).  Program Material.

a. Circular No. 3514: Office of Indian Affairs, re "Reservation Planning" (July 9, 1943). Attached memorandum "Outline of Reservation Programs."

b. Circular No. 3537: Office of Indian Affairs, re "Planning," (November 15, 1943). 

F 2: Indian Affairs, Bureau of (1946).  Program Material.

a. Order No. 537: Office of Indian Affairs: "Delegations of Authority" (September 16, 1946). 

b. Order No. 538: Office of Indian Affairs: "Delegations of Authority" (September 17, 1946). 

c. Order No. 536: Office of Indian Affairs: "Delegations of Authority" (September 17, 1946). 

F 3: Indian Centennial (1948). Muskogee Celebration.

a. Correspondence. 

b. Program Outline: "Indian Centennial -- 100 Years in Territory in Force -- 1848-1948.  Five Civilized Tribes." 

c. Newspaper clippings: "Indian Centennial Directors Named."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (April 1, 1948); "Program Is Outlined for First Day of Big Indian Centennial."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (February 10, 1948); "Trail of Tears Stamp Approved."  Okmulgee Times (April 21, 1948); Re Centennial.  Muskogee County News (October 21, 1948).

F 4: Indian Centennial Stamp (1947-1948).

a. Correspondence re Indian Centennial and Stamp to honor Sequoyah or Five Civilized Tribes.  Correspondents include Roy J. Turner.  Correspondence includes copy of letter to Elmer Thomas and copy of letter to J. B. Milam.

b. Typescript: "Plans for Stamp Sale." 

c. Program Outline: "Indian Centennial -- 100 Years in Territory in Force -- 1848-1948.  Five Civilized Tribes." 

d. Press Releases: "Plans Progressing for Indian Centennial" (February 24, 1948); "Senate and Congress Asked for Indian Stamp" (nd);

e. Newspaper clippings: "Groups Organize to Help Plan Indian Centennial Celebration."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (February 8, 1948); "Grant Foreman to Be Adviser for Centennial of Five Tribes."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (February 15, 1948); "Ah-Se-Quu-A-Dah-Ne-Di" column.  Muskogee Times- Democrat (February 13, 1948); "They Made News in Muskogee Last Week."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (February 15, 1948); "Scope Broadened for Big Centennial Celebration Here."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (February 20, 1948); "Weavers to Take Part in Art Exhibit at Indian Centennial."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (February 25, 1948); "Stamp Honoring five Tribes Given Senate Approval."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (n.d.).

F 5: Indian Claims Commission (1946).

a. General correspondence re creation and operation of the Commission.  Includes petition from Four Mother Nation of Indians.

b. Notes re proposed commission. 

c. Clipping: "Indian Funds to Be Asked."  Daily Oklahoman (December 4, 1946).

F 6: Indian Claims Commission (1946).

Correspondence re Judge Harve L. Melton's candidacy for membership on the Commission.  Correspondents include Wilburn Cartwright.

F 7: Indian Claims Commission (1946-1947).

a. Correspondence re WGS-endorsed Earl Welch candidacy for membership on the Commission.  Correspondents include Oscar L. Chapman, Ben Dwight, and Floyd Maytubby.  Correspondence includes copy of several letters by Carl Albert, Paul Stewart, WGS, et al., to Harry S. Truman.

b. Newspaper clipping: "Judge Welch Urged for Indian Claims Unit."  (December, 1946).

F 8: Indian Claims Commission (1946).

a. Correspondence re various candidates for membership on the Commission.  Former House Members Wilburn Cartwright, E. B. Howard, and Will Rogers are three suggested candidates.  Also supported is N. B.  Johnson. Correspondents include E. B. Howard, William Howard Payne, and Will Rogers.

b. Newspaper Clippings: "Rogers Talked for Post on Indian Board."  Unidentified paper (September, 1946); "State Indian Claims Post Held Doubtful."  Oklahoma City Times (December 16, 1946).

F 9: Indian Claims Commission (1946).

a. Correspondence.

b. Order No. 537: Office of Indian Affairs: "Delegations of Authority" (September 16, 1946). 

c. Order No. 538: Office of Indian Affairs: "Delegations of Authority" (September 17, 1946). 

d. Order No. 536: Office of Indian Affairs: "Delegations of Authority" (September 17, 1946). 

e. Circular Memorandum 3643: Office of Indian Affairs: "Summary of the Indian Claims Commission Act" (1946). 

F 10: Indian Claims Commission (1947).

a. General correspondence and questions re Commission and its work.  Correspondents include Toby Morris.  Correspondence includes copy of letter to E. H. Moore.

b. List: "Estimate of Salaries and Expenses, Indian Claims Commission, April 10 to June 30, 1947." 

c. Senate Document 23: "Supplemental Estimate -- Indian Claims Commission."  Eightieth congress; First Session (1947).  Re appropriations for the Commission.

d. Newspaper clippings: "Moore Assails Costly Frauds in Indian Claims." unidentified newspaper (March, 1947); "New law Sets Claims Court for Indians."  Unidentified newspaper (August, 1947); "Indian Claim Filing Delayed."  Unidentified newspaper (July, 1947).

F 11: Indian Claims Commission (1947). Appointments to/Other Employment.

a. Correspondence re Commissioner appointments and individual job requests.  Includes efforts to have Earl Welch named to the Commission.

b. Resolution: Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Tribal Council, re immediate setting up/operation of Commission (March 7, 1947).

c. Resolution: Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Tribal Council, re funding for Kiowa Indian hospital at Lawton (1947).

d. Clipping: "Cherokee Strip Land Suits Filed."  Oklahoma City Times (April 15, 1947).

F 12: Indian Claims Commission (1947). Rules of Procedure.

a. Booklet: "Indian Claims Commission General Rules of Procedure Promulgated July 4, 1947."  Washington: Government Printing Office, 1947. 

b. "Federal Register," XII, No. 131 (July 4, 1947). -- "Indian Claims Commission General Rules of Procedure."

F 13: Indian Claims Commission (1948).

a. Correspondence re attempted repeal, various claims, and miscellaneous subjects. Correspondents include Luther Bohanon.

b. Booklet: "Claims and Defenses before the Indian Claims Commission.  A Memorandum by Woodson E. Norvell and George E. Norvell of the Oklahoma State Bar."  Tulsa: Guyette-Humphrey-Atkins, 1948. 

F 14: Indian Claims Commission (1948). Rules of Procedure.

a. Correspondence.

b. "Indian Claims Commission.  Amendments to General Rules of Procedure."  Washington: Government Printing Office, 1948.

F 15: Indian Claims Commission (1949).

a. General correspondence re claims, possible vacancy on the Commission, etc.  Correspondents include Luther Bohanon and Earl Welch.

b. Trial Dockets: February 21, 1949; August 15, 1949; September 6, 1949.

F 16: Indian Claims Commission (1949). Attorneys' Contracts.

a. Correspondence re approved attorney contracts. 

b. List: "Tribal Attorney Contracts to Prosecute Claims (as of May 20, 1948)." 

F 17: Indian Claims Commission (1950-1952).

a. Correspondence re appointments to Commission, tribal claims, and general.  Correspondents include Luther Bohanon.

b. Newspaper clippings: "Two Tribes File Four Suits in Federal Court."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (August 31, 1952); "Attorneys Pressing Claims in Indian Cases Not Involved Here."  Muskogee Daily Phoenix (January 4, 1952); "Indian Group Holds Meeting."  Okmulgee Times (February 24, 1952).

F 18: Indian Credit Association ( ).

a. List of goals.

b. List: "Loans in the Process of Being Set Up.  Received Muskogee Office" (n.d.).  By county.  Attached to various sorts of loan applications.

c. Manual: Office of Indian Affairs: "Indian Credit Regulations and Instructions." 

F 19: Indian Credit Association (1945-1946).

a. List of officers and addresses of Credit associations.

b. Correspondence re improvement recommendations and loan amounts.

c. Memorandum: Office of Indian Affairs, re attached article "Food for Freedom." 

d. Report: Office of Indian Affairs: "Loans to Individuals by Credit Associations" with attached memorandum, "Loan Guaranty Provisions of Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944" (November 29, 1945). 

F 20: Indian Credit Association (1949).

Booklet: Branch of Extension and Credit, Bureau of Indian Affairs: "Annual Credit Report.  Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1949." 

F 21: Indian Credit Association (1951).

Letter transmitting list, "Indian Lending Organizations in Oklahoma." 

F 22: Indian Credit Association (1943, 1949). Adair County Credit Association.

Correspondence re recommendations for Indian Credit improvements from Adair County and 1949 Adair County Indian Credit Association meeting.

F 23: Indian Credit Association (1945). Cherokee County Credit Association.

Letter re improvement recommendations.

F 24: Indian Credit Association (1945). Muskogee County Credit Association.

Correspondence re improvement recommendations and meetings. Correspondents include William A. Brophy.

F 25: Indian Credit Association (1946). Muskogee County Credit Association.

Correspondence re alleged inefficiency controversy, office space, et al. 

F 26: Indian Credit Association (1947-1949). Muskogee County Credit Association.

Correspondence re office space and appropriations.

F 27: Indian Credit Association (1949-1952). Muskogee County Credit Association.

Correspondence re operation of office.

F 28: Indian Credit Association (1945). Sequoyah County Credit Association.

Correspondence re red tape. 

F 29: Indian Industries Cooperative Association (1945).

Correspondence re attempted co-operative organization in Warner. 

F 30: Indian Voice (1946?).

Indian Voice magazine.  Published at Tahlequah.  Local history.

F 31: Interior Department (1945).

a. Correspondence re reprint below.

b. Reprint: "Indian Claims," by Felix S. Cohen.  The American Indian.  II, No. 3 (Spring, 1945).

F 32: Invitations (1946-1950).

a. Indian-related event invitations.  Correspondents include Ben Dwight, Henry M. Jackson, Floyd Maytubby, and Earl Welch.

b. Program: "The Tom-Tom Speaks."  Chilocco Indian School, Chilocco, Oklahoma (May 21, 1946).

c. Clipping: "SesquiCentennial Spectacle Preliminary Plans Outlined at Muskogee."  Unidentified newspaper (nd).

F 33: "J" (1946-1950).

Miscellaneous correspondence.  Correspondents include Jed Johnson and N. B. Johnson.

F 34: "K" (1946-1951).

Miscellaneous correspondence. 

F 35: Kenwood Indian Cooperative (1946-1947).

a. Correspondence re controversy over livestock cooperative and its finances. 

b. Newspaper clippings "Indian Community Cattle Herd Sold by Tribal Agency."  Unidentified newspaper (November 8, 1946); "When Is an Indian an Indian," by Frederick C. Othman.  Unidentified newspaper (n.d.).

F 36: Kenwood Indian Cooperative (1946). Data.

Booklet: "Program of Conservation Operations for the Delaware Project Area Utilized by the Kenwood Indian Cooperative Livestock Association." 

F 37: Kiowa (1947).

Correspondence re business of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Kiowa-Comanche and Apache Tribes.  Mostly concerns Congressional appearance.

F 38: Kiowa Agency Superintendent (1946).

a. Correspondence re new superintendent appointment controversy.  Includes resolutions and petition.

b. Minutes: Meeting of tribal groups under Kiowa Agency (November 22, 1946).

F 39: Kirk, Ruth (n.d.).

Manuscript: "Reforms of the Indian Office and Withdrawal of the Federal Supervision over Indian Affairs." 

F 40: Klamath (1946-1947).

Klamath tribal correspondence re agency misuse of funds. 

F 41: "L" (1945, 1947, 1951).

Miscellaneous correspondence.

F 42: Lawton, Oklahoma (1949). Land Purchase.

Correspondence and data re Lawton purchase of Fort Sill School Reserve land. 

F 43: League of Nations, North American Indians (1945).

a. Correspondence with League re miscellaneous matters, e.g., attempting to open Indian rolls. 

c. Clipping: "Indians Ask 800 Million."  Bridgeport (Connecticut) Herald (October 7, 1945).

F 44: Loans (1947).

Memorandum: Office of Indian Affairs: "Transfer of Servicing of Individual Indian Loans" (February 25, 1947). 

F 45: "M" (1945-1949, 1951).

a. Miscellaneous correspondence re questions, etc.. 

b. Clipping: "County Indian Leader Slaps Capital Lobby."  Oklahoma City Times (November 25, 1949).

F 46: Madrano Plan (1944).

Booklet: "D. M. Madrano Plan."  Tulsa" Guyette-Humphrey-Atkins, 1944.  Re insurance plan to settle Indian claims. 

F 47: Miami (1946).

Correspondence re past Miami Indian legislation. 

F 48: Moslem Younger Brothers Council (1951).

Religious letter dealing with Moslem, Quaker, et al., Indians. 

F 49: "N" (1949).

Correspondence.

F 50: Nanticoke Indians (1945).

Correspondence re tribal status of Nanticoke Indians. 

F 51: National American Indian Defense Association (1945).

a. Correspondence.

b. Newspaper clippings: "Hamilton Requests Truman Aid Indians."  Unidentified newspaper (nd); "Feathers!  Indian Urged for President."  Hartford (Connecticut) Times (September 28, 1945).

c. Statement re oppression of Indians.

F 52: National American Indian League (1951).

a. Correspondence re Indian emancipation and Colville Indian Reservation timber contract.  Correspondence includes printed copy of letter to Joseph C. O'Mahoney.

b. Speech: G. E. E. Lindquist: "Are Indians No Longer Wards of the Government?"  Extension of Remarks in the Senate with introduction by Hugh Butler (March 30, 1950). 

F 53: National Congress of American Indians (1945-1947, 1949).

a. Correspondence re conventions and legislation affecting Indians. Correspondents include Ben Dwight, N. B. Johnson, and Will Rogers, Jr.

b. Program: Convention events (November 6-9, 1946).

c. Draft Legislation: "To create an Indian Claims Commission, to provide for the powers, duties, and functions thereof, and for other purposes." 

F 54: Navajo (1945-1952).

a. Correspondence re Navajo problems; lack of adequate schooling, housing, food, and irrigation are outlined in these pleas for help.

b. Pamphlet: "Unless We Are Educated.  Deplorable Conditions of Navajo Schooling" (1945).

c. Pamphlet: "Urgent Navaho Problems" (1946).

d. Pamphlet: "Digest of Report on Navajo Schools" (1946). 

e. Article: Oliver LaFarge: "They Were Good Enough for the Army."  Reader's Digest (February, 1948). 

f. Reprint: Edwin F. Walker: "The Notable Treaty with the Navaho."  The Masterkey (September, 1949).

g. Reprint: Lewis J. Moorman: "Health of the Navajo- Hopi Indians."  Journal of the American Medical Association (February 5, 1949). 

h. Flyer: Navajo Assistance: "The Tragic Story of May Manygoat" (1950). 

i. Circular Letter: Navajo Assistance, Inc. (1949).

j. Congressional Record extract: Extension of Remarks (May 27, 1947) by Georgia L. Lusk - New Mexico: "Withdrawal of the Federal Supervision over Indian Affairs," by Ruth Kirk. 

k. Newspaper clippings: "Native Sooner Pleads Case of Oppressed Navajo Tribe."  Tulsa newspaper (November 24, 1946); "White Men Improvise School for Navajos."  Hot Springs Sentinel-Record (December 20, 1946); "Navajo Clothing Supplies Run Out."  Unidentified newspaper (November, 1947).

F 55: New York Indians (Six Nations) (1946).

Correspondence and reports re legal status of the Six Nations of New York Indians.

F 56: Oklahoma (1937, 1944, 1946).

a. Correspondence (1944) re Oklahoma Council of Indians meeting. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

b. List: Library of Congress: "List of Indian Reservations in Oklahoma" (1944).

c. Resolution: Oklahoma League of Young Democrats: "A Resolution Respecting Reimbursement of the State of Oklahoma for Loss of Taxes on Account of the Exemption from Taxation of Indian Lands and Oil and Gas from Indian Lands Since Statehood; Recommended Necessary Proceedings to Present Oklahoma's Claim Therefor; Recommending an Appropriation by Congress Thereof" Tulsa, (February 22, 1937). 

d. Graph: "Average 1946 Cash Receipts Per Oklahoma Farm from Sales of Crops, Livestock, and Livestock Products of All Oklahoma Farms, All Indian Farms, and Indian Farms of Each Jurisdiction.

e. Graph: "Indian Population in Oklahoma as Adjusted from U. S. Census, 1940." 

F 57: Oklahoma Relief Funds (1949).

Correspondence re emergency relief for destitute Oklahoma Cherokees. 

F 58: Old Age Assistance (1948, 1950-1952).

a. Correspondence re controversy over restricted Indian lands and eligibility for old-age assistance. Correspondents include Harry J. W. Belvin.

b. Resolution: Choctaw Council of Choctaw County, re old-age assistance (February 10, 1951).

F 59: Osage (1945-1946).

a. Correspondence and resolution re tribal expenses and agency.  Correspondents include Fred Lookout (Principal Chief).

b. Correspondence forwarding booklet, "Statement to Osage Tribal Council on Oil Conservation Payment," by Ernest C. Arnold (Supervisor of Oil and Gas Operations, Osage Indian Agency) (March 18, 1946). 

F 60: Osage (1947-1948).

Correspondence re Indian veterans loans, council visit, tribal taxes, and agency court interference.

F 61: Osage (1949-1950).

a. Correspondence re Chief's death and Osage-related laws.

b. Resolution and attached letter re IRS declaring headright income as contributing to gross taxable income. 

c. Resolution and correspondence re maintaining Osage agency autonomy. 

F 62: Osage (1951-1952).

a. Correspondence re emancipation legislation. 

b. Correspondence and resolution re Tulsa County attempt to annex part of Osage County. 

F 63: Osage (1949). Claim.

a. Correspondence re Indian Claims Commission findings. Correspondents include Wesley E. Disney.

b. Indian Claims Commission Majority Opinion and Minority Opinion re case wherein the United States underpaid the Osage for Kansas lands. 

F 64: Osage (1949).

a. "Synopsis of Negotiations and Litigation Involving the Proposed Reduction of the Osage Tribal Royalty from One-sixth to One-eighth in Connection with Water Flooding the 18,000 Acres Known as the North Burbank Field, Osage County, Oklahoma." 

b. Petition: Oklahoma County District Court: Osage Indians against Phillips Petroleum and other oil companies over oil field royalties.

F 65: Osage (1949).

a. "Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of the Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Temporary Injunction against the Secretary of the Interior with Respect to a Proposed Reduction of Oil and Gas Royalties on Lands of the Osage Indians in Oklahoma." 

b. "Before the Tribal Council, Osage Tribe of Indians, Pawhuska, Oklahoma" (June 13, 1949).  Attorney presentation of Indian case.

F 66: Ottawa and Pottawatomie (1946-1947).

Correspondence with Frank Tom-Pee-Saw re Indian claims against the British Government. 

F 67: "P" (1947-1951).

Miscellaneous correspondence. 

F 68: Pacola Company (1946).

Correspondence re mining leases on Choctaw/Chickasaw segregated lands.

F 69: Panama Coal and Mining Company (1946-1947).

a. Correspondence re claim by Commerce Trust Company against Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians re royalty. Correspondents include Ben Dwight.

b. Brief: Commerce Trust Company: "Supplemental Application and Brief for the Return of Minimum or Deficit Royalty Payments Illegally Collected in Behalf of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes by the Secretary of the Interior of the United States." 

F 70: Pawnee (1947).

Correspondence re consolidation of Pawnee with Anadarko Indian Agency.

F 71: Peyote (1948).

Two petitions advocating outlawing of peyote use among Indians. 

F 72: Quapaw (1947).

Correspondence re Quapaw attorney. 

F 73: Quapaw (1949).

Correspondence re closed Quapaw Agency. 

F 74: Quapaw (1949).

Data re Indians under agency jurisdiction and agency operations. 

F 75: Quapaw (1951).

a. Opinion: Indian Claims Commission: "The Quapaw Tribe of Indians v. the United States of America" (March 15, 1951). 

b. Findings of Fact: Indian Claims Commission: The Quapaw Tribe of Indians v. the United States of America" (undated). 

F 76: "R" (1944, 1946-1952).

Miscellaneous correspondence. Correspondents include Ross Rizley and copy of WGS letter to Eleanor Roosevelt.

F 77: Roads (1947-1950). Adair County

Correspondence re road and bridge construction in Adair County. Correspondents include Elmer Thomas.

F 78: Roads (1951-1952).

Correspondence re various road projects using Indian Agency funds.

F 79: "S" (1908, 1944, 1946-1947, 1949-1951).

a. Miscellaneous correspondence re maintenance costs for various Indian agencies, requests et al. 

b. Copy: "An Act for the removal of restrictions from part of the lands of allottees of the Five Civilized Tribes, and for other purposes."  Sixtieth Congress (1908).  National Archives photocopy.

F 80: Sac and Fox (1952).

Correspondence re controversy over per capital distribution of tribal funds.

F 81: Sand Creek Massacre (undated).

Newspaper clipping: "$500,000 to Go to Heirs of Massacred Indian Band."  Henryetta Free Lance (January 8, ny).

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