MS 7090 Letters from George Bird Grinnell to C. Hart Merriam

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7090
Creators:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
Dates:
1878-1932
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
200 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Consists of correspondence with two newspaper clippings. Includes detailed discussion of the efforts of Grinnell and Merriam, through contacts with President Theodore Roosevelt and influential Congressmen, to bring about Federal investigation of charges of maladministration by the Indian Agent at the Blackfeet Reservation in 1903-4. It also contains accounts of actions taken to try to end practices adversely affecting Indians such as appropriation and ration cuts, grants of grazing rights to white cattlemen and reservations, and Agency mismanagement, with specific reference to the Cheyenne, the Standing Rock Dakota, and Geronimo's Apaches, as well as the Blackfeet. Other letters are concerned primarily with scientific discussions of ornithological, zoological, and botanical subjects and of conservation and the need for National Parks and National Forests.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7090

Local Note
Local Note
Typescript letter signed and autograph letter signed

Bibliography
Bibliography
The drawings and photographs are described in an accompanying typed label as "Original illustrations for Pawnee Hero Stories by Geo. Bird Grinnell. First Edition 1889".

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7090, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Received from Robert Heizer, University of California, Berkeley, 7/12/24. National Anthropological Archives accession 75-1.

Keywords
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Federal-Indian relations -- Blackfeet Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian interest groups -- Indian Rights Association Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal-Indian relations -- appropriations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal-Indian relations -- ration cuts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal-Indian relations -- grazing rights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal-Indian relations -- agency mismanagement Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoology -- Ornithology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Newspaper clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cheyenne Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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