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Dates:
1944
Size:
1 print (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photograph depicting attendees at November 1944 meeting of National Congress of American Indians in Denver, Colorado.

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Creators:
Peterson, Helen L. (photographer or collector)
Dates:
circa 1970-1979
Size:
3 color prints
3 copy prints
3 copy negatives
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-12
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Portraits of American Indian men, possibly Oglala Indians or members of the National Congress of American Indians.

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Creators:
Parker, Frank W.
Hertzberg, Hazel
Dates:
1975
Size:
2 sound cassettes
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.082
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Includes Parker's recollections of preliminary efforts in the 1940s to plan a representative and effective pan-Indian organization; of the creation of the National Congress of American Indians and highlights of its history, 1952-1962, when Parker was actively affiliated with it, and Recording Secretary; and of a number of people involved in its initial and continuing stages. Also includes remarks by Helen Peterson, 1953-1961 Executive Director of the organization, concerning the threat of internal pressure to it.

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Creators:
Harjo, Suzan Shown
Kennelly, Janet
Dates:
November 22, 1994
Size:
1 item (Video cassett )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7614
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Interview with Suzan Harjo, former Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians from 1984 to 1989.

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Creators:
Burnette, Robert, 1926-1984
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
149 copy negatives (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-45
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copies made from a photograph album compiled by Robert Burnett that appears to relate to three periods. A few photographs dated around 1910-1912 were likely received from Burnett's family and depict family members, ranchers, tipis, and people gathered for White River Frontier Days. Other photographs show Burnette and friends while he was in high sc...

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Creators:
National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1952-1997
Size:
24 videoreels (1/2 inch)
1 videocassettes (hi8)
3 sound cartridges
1 sound recording (dictaphone belt)
10 videocassettes (vhs)
442 sound tape reels (1/4" open reel)
30 videocassettes (u-matic)
713 sound cassettes
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of America Indians (NCAI), which describes itself as the oldest and largest American Indian and Alaskan Native organization in the United States, was founded on November 16, 1944, in Denver, CO and is still active today. NCAI was founded to serve as a link between individual tribal councils and the United States government but also aimed to educate the general public about Indians, preserve Indian cultural values, protect treaty rights with the United States, and promote Indian welfare. This collection of National Congress of America Indians Audio and Film Recordings contains materials created by and for NCAI to maintain a record of organizational proceedings and events between 1952 and 1997. Recorded in various formats, the bulk of this collection is on 1/4" open reel to reel tapes and sound cassettes. The events represented in this collection include annual and mid-year conventions, executive council meetings, congressional hearings, intertribal institutes and a variety of workshops and meetings regarding economic, civil and educational issues facing indian country.

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Creators:
National Congress of American Indians
Dates:
1933-1990
bulk 1944-1989
Size:
251 Linear feet (597 archival boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.010
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The National Congress of American Indian (NCAI), founded in 1944, is the oldest nation-wide American Indian advocacy organization in the United States. The NCAI records document the organization's work, particularly that of its office in Washington, DC, and the wide variety of issues faced by American Indians in the twentieth century. The collection is located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Creators:
Cowger, Thomas
Peterson, Helen L., Dakota-Colville
Ruwell, Mary Elizabeth
Rainer, John C.
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Dates:
1993
Size:
157 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7610
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Interview with early leaders of NCAI. Topics included the creation of NCAI - the motivation and forces behind it, NCAI's role in combating the federal termination policies of the 1950's, the Garrison dam, the Tsongas forest, NCAI's relations with both the federal government and membership tribes

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Creators:
Peterson, Helen L.
Dates:
circa 1944 to circa 1990
Size:
55 Linear Feet ((estimated))
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.016
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Helen Peterson collection includes correspondence, notes, miscellaneous administrative documents, financial records, calendars, questionnaires, notes from interviews, survey forms, copies of resolutions, proceedings, speeches, programs, press releases, printed and processed material, and many other types of documents. Mainly these relate to Petersons's career and special interests between 1953 and 1970. There are also a few documents that concern the organizations which Peterson served for periods preceding or following her periods in office. Of special interest are the materials related to the NCAI, many of which supplement the records in that organization's files. The collection also includes documents that concern a wide range of Indian interests and activities.

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Creators:
Snake, Reuben, 1937-1993
Dates:
1970-1996
Size:
1.25 Linear Feet (3 archival boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.012
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Reuben A. Snake, Jr. Papers, located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, contain writings, correspondence, biographical materials, and written materials relating to the Native American Church which document the literary and political activities of this Winnebago tribal leader.

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