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James E. Curry Papers

I.S. Weissbrodt Papers

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Curry-Weissbrodt Papers, 1930-1979 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Flora M. Beierly (1981) Zachary R. Jones (2009)

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Title: Curry-Weissbrodt Papers, 1930-1979Add to your cart.

ID: MS/026

Primary Creator: Curry, James E. (1907-1972)

Other Creators: Alaska Native Brotherhoood, Central Council for the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska, Weissbrodt, I. S. (1910-)

Extent: 70.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

Series 1: The Curry Papers

Series 2: The Weissbrodt Papers

Series 3: The Alaska Reference Materials

Date Acquired: 07/21/1982

Subjects: Alaska Native Brotherhood--History., Haida Indians--History., Tlingit Indians--History.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This seventy-one box collection contains papers and legal documents gathered, generated, and amassed by the two main law firms that represented the Tlingit and Haida Indians from 1945 to the signing of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. These two separate law firms were led by James E. Curry and I. S. Weissbrodt, both of whom were well established lawyers with backgrounds in represented Native American Indian tribes across the United States.

James E. Curry was first hired by the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood (ANB and ANS) in 1945, and Curry represented them for a decade. In 1957 I. S. “Lefty” Weissbrodt replaced Curry, though Curry continued to assist Weissbrodt after Weissbrodt’s hire. Weissbrodt, however, was employed by both ANB/ANS and the federally recognized tribal government the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA). The materials in this collection comprise and document, in great detail, the legal actions and interests of the Tlingit and Haida people as represented by ANB/ANS and CCTHITA for nearly three decades and during a crucial period in the legal and political history of the Tlingit and Haida Indians.

The materials in this collection document this three decade legal representation. While more than half of this collection concerns the Tlingit and Haida land claims movement (which also documents aspects of the land claims movement on a state-wide level), the collection also details many legal ventures and actions outside of the land claims movement. Topics outside of the land claims movement documented in this collection include, but are not limited to; opposition to the 1950 Alaska statehood bill, civil rights, opposition to unfavorable and discriminatory legislation, fisheries management, subsistence, efforts to improve the quality of life for the Tlingit and Haida through legal efforts, and other. In regards to the land claims movement, this collection contains a very detailed record of Tlingit and Haida efforts to obtain land. The collection contains correspondence, depositions, legal papers, copies of proposed bills, resolutions, surveys, and documents that show the administrative position of ANB/ANS and CCTHITA in regards to land claims.

The collection documents the high level of interest and participation in the land claims and civil rights movements by tribal members and organizations, the growing sophistication and changing activities of various Tlingit and Haida individuals and organizations, and political, legal, and legislative tactics indicated or employed by the Tlingit and Haida Indians for three decades. It should be noted that a substantial amount of material documents the activities of ANB/ANS lawyers William L. Paul, Sr. and Jr., who had prior to Curry’s hire and did simultaneously represent the Tlingit and Haida during parts of this period. This collection contains the correspondence of ANB/ANS and CCTHITA leadership with individuals and organizations of all kinds, including federal officials, state elected officials (such as governors and legislators), and other. Lawyers Curry and Weissbrodt kept detailed files on their efforts and instructions from ANB/ANS and CCTHITA, which now serves to document this historical period for the Tlingit and Haida.

The collection has been arranged into three record groups or Series, largely in reflection of the firm employed for the Tlingit and Haida. These include; Series 1: The Curry Papers, Series 2: The Weissbrodt Papers, and Series 3: The Alaska Reference Materials.

Series 1: The Curry Papers are those created or generated by James E. Curry from 1945 to 1957 while employed by ANB and ANS. The Curry Papers are arranged largely by subject and alphabetical order. There are 13 boxes of Curry Papers.

Series 2: The Weissbrodt Papers are those created or generated by I. S. Weissbrodt and associates from 1957 into the 1970s while employed by ANB/ANS and the CCTHITA. These papers are arranged into four sub-groups: two relating to the administrative papers of CCTHITA; one relating to the land claims lawsuits; and the last relating to the lobbying effort that led to the enactment of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. The Weissbrodt Papers are arranged in subject files, in chronological order on the box level. However, there is considerable intermingling of material from different time periods and from the Curry files. There are 37 boxes of Weissbrodt Papers.

Series 3: The Alaska Reference Materials are primarily duplicates of the materials in the collection, and reference materials gathered by Weissbrodt and associates. They are informally arranged by type or subject. The Alaska Reference Materials are currently stored offsite, and it will require one to two days advance notice before these papers can be available for patrons to view. There are 20 boxes of reference materials. A list of these files is not provide in the online finding aid, but can be requested in hardcopy. [Note: some publications from this Series have been removed and cataloged in the main library catalog.]

Note: The materials in this collection have been microfilmed and are also available at the Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage and Historical Collections Division, Alaska State Library (ASL Call # 0043 MFMS).

Biographical Note

James E. Curry (1907-1972) was an attorney during the 1930s up to the 1950s active in the legal affairs of Alaskan Natives, particularly the Tlingit and Haida. He was born in Chicago, IL of Irish-American parents. He entered Loyola University as a scholarship student and received his law degree in 1930. After a short employment term in the legal division of an insurance company, he opened his own law office. At the same time he was secretary of the Chicago branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and an attorney for the Consumers’ Cooperatives. He married Alma M. Weinhofen, also of Chicago, and in the winter of 1936 came to Washington to accept employment in the Indian Service. His term as secretary was short, but his duties required him to travel widely. He gained first-hand knowledge of the problems of the Indian groups in many states. He also held government positions such as assistant chief legal advisor with the Consumers Council division of the Department of the Interior and counsel for the Reconstruction Administration in Puerto Rico. His Puerto Rican work consisted largely of representing public corporations that owned the various public utility systems there. After his return to the USA, his clients included the National Congress of American Indians and a large number of Indian tribes. His efforts on behalf of the Indian tribes resulted in a long-standing dispute with the government officials of the Interior Department and the eventual dwindling of his Indian business. From 1955 to the time of his death in 1972, he acted in an advisory and consultative capacity on the Indian claims cases he had carried for so many years.

Subject/Index Terms

Alaska Native Brotherhood--History.
Haida Indians--History.
Tlingit Indians--History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Acquisition Source: I.S. Weissbrodt

Acquisition Method: The materials in the collection were donated to SHI by I. S. Weissbrodt on July 21, 1982. Accession # 1982.001.

Preferred Citation: Mss 26, Series #, Box #, Fd #, Curry-Weissbrodt Papers, Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives, Juneau, AK

Processing Information: Processed by: Glenda Choate in Jan. 1983.


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Fd 1:    Minutes of Alaska Fisheries Committee (September 28, 1945). Letter from Curry to Paul informing him of Curry becoming legal counsel of Congress of American Indians (1945). Petition for Possessory Rights for Tenakee and Angoon (1944).

Fd 2.1:             Correspondence regarding Possessory Rights of Alaskan Natives (1951). News clipping on Rejection of Use of Script in Alaska (1951). Copy of H.R. 4388 (1951) - To settle Native land claims in Territory of Alaska and to assist the Natives of Alaska in stabilizing their economy. H.R. 3882 (1951) - Bill authorizing Secretary of Interior to lease withdrawn or reserved public lands in Alaska for dock, wharf and landing site purposes.

Fd 2.2: Correspondence regarding possessory rights petition and the impending deadline for filing petitions on December 31, 1950. Letter to Alaska Native Brotherhood (June 20, 1950) listing petitions received by the Office of Indian Affairs and names of villages filing petitions.

Fd 2.3: Correspondence on possessory rights - Petition for Possessory Rights Hearing and Reservation for Bucklin (Elephant Point). List of 25 towns filing petitions (January 1950), Petition for Atka (1949).

Fd 3:                Correspondence on publicity for reservations in Alaska (1951).

Fd 4.1:             Petition for Possessory Rights (1949) and St. Michael (1949).

Fd 4.2: Correspondence regarding petition for creation of reservation for Yakutat. Section G – Wrangell Territory of Goldschmidt-Haas Report, Attorneys, contracts for possessory rights hearings. Statement of policy on Native Land Claims in Southeastern Alaska by Secretary of Interior Gardener (1947)

Fd 4.3: Night letter from Lester Roberts, ANB Secretary to all villages telling them Hydaburg just offered reservation based on possessory rights estimated worth millions of dollars. Offer to have attorney to file petition for other individual villages (1949)

Fd 5:                News clippings and publicity on Indian Issues (1950-1951).

Fd 6.1:             Alaska Public Utilities: Correspondence (1950).

Fd 6.2: Alaska Public Works: Correspondence 1950-1951. News release on money allocated to Alaska Public Works. Summary of Powers, Method of Organization and Jurisdiction of First Class Cities in Alaska (Taken from Alaska Compiled Laws Annotated 1949 by William Paul, Jr.

Fd 7:                Alaska Railroad: Correspondence (1950).

Fd 8:    Alaska Religion: Correspondence regarding Native concern about liquor advertising (1951).

Fd 9.1: Alaska Reorganization: Draft of House Bill to Repeal Chapter 23, Session Laws of Alaska 1929 relating to the repeal of laws providing for local self-government of Native Villages (1951); Report by Curry to Natives of Southeast Alaska on claims for lost land. Constitution and By-Laws of Ogalala Sioux of South Dakota. Instructions for organization in Alaska under the Reorganization Act of 1934. Constitution of the Tlingit Investment and Manufacturing Company

Fd 9.2: Alaska Reorganization: Copies of correspondence proposed changes in statutes regarding Alaska Reorganization (1935-1946)

Fd 10:              Alaska Reports - Report to ANB by Curry (1951).

Fd 11.1:           Alaska Reservation - Printed materials, news clippings, memorandum, report by Curry to Alaska Natives on their claims against the Government for lands lost by the Natives (1951). Other correspondents on this topic: William Paul, Jr., William Paul, Sr., Cyrus Peck, Oscar Chapman, Elizabeth Peratrovich, E. L. Bartlett, Frank Peratrovich, Ruth Bronson, Roger Baldwin, Alaska Native Service, Harold L. Ickes, ANB, NCAI, Indian Rights Association.

Fd 11.2:           Excerpt from Report by Curry to the 7th Annual Convention of the NCAI in Bellingham, WA (1950). Correspondence with Paul and others about reservations - and efforts to have reservation order issued; question of Hydaburg Natives born in British Columbia and their right to vote in Hydaburg election. Three issues of the National Congress of American Indians Bulletin for 1950 discussing the activities of ANB and land claims.

Fd 11.3:           Correspondence on election at Hydaburg, establishment of Native reservation in Alaska, airline tickets for travel to Alaska, copy of telegram.

Fd 11.4:           Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby federal, national, and Alaskan organizations and elected officials in regards to reservations, such as E. L. Bartlett and Oscar L. Chapman, and with ANB leadership and others, includes correspondence with William L. Paul Sr., Frank Peratrovich, Lester Roberts, and Elizabeth Peratrovich, 1950.

Fd 11.5:           Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby federal, national, and Alaskan organizations and elected officials in regards to reservations, such as E. L. Bartlett and Oscar L. Chapman, and with ANB leadership and others, includes correspondence with William L. Paul Sr. and Frank Peratrovich, 1949-1950.

Fd 11.6:           Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby federal, national, and Alaskan organizations and elected officials in regards to reservations, such as E. L. Bartlett and the American Civil Liberties Union, and with ANB leadership and others, includes correspondence with William L. Paul Sr., Cyrus Peck, Lester Roberts, and Frank Peratrovich, 1949.

Fd 11.7:           Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby federal, national, and Alaskan organizations and elected officials in regards to reservations, such as E. L. Bartlett, Julius A. Krug, the American Civil Liberties Union, and National Congress of American Indians, and with ANB leadership and others, includes correspondence with William L. Paul Sr., Cyrus Peck, Lester Roberts, and Frank Peratrovich, 1949.

Fd 11.8:           Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby federal, national, and Alaskan organizations and elected officials in regards to reservations, such as the American Civil Liberties Union, and National Congress of American Indians, and with ANB leadership and others, includes correspondence with William L. Paul Sr. and Cyrus Peck, 1949.

Fd 11.9:           Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby federal, national, university, and Alaskan organizations and elected officials in regards to reservations, such as Julius A. Krug, and with ANB leadership and others, includes correspondence with William L. Paul Sr., and Cyrus Peck, 1949.

Fd 11.10:         Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby federal, national, university, and Alaskan organizations and elected officials in regards to reservations, such as Julius A. Krug, and with ANB leadership and others, includes correspondence with William L. Paul Sr., and Cyrus Peck, 1949.

Fd 11.11:         Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby Alaska organizations, includes ANB correspondence, 1949.

Fd 11.12:         Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby national and Alaska organizations to support Alaskan Natives in their efforts to obtain reservation, correspondence with ANB, 1949-1952.

Fd 11.13:         Correspondence of Curry’s efforts to lobby national organizations to support Alaskan Natives in their efforts to obtain reservation, bulk consists of letters to President Harry Truman lobbying him on question of lands for Alaskan Indians. Also includes incoming correspondence of Cyrus Peck. Dates 1949-1950.

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Fd 11.14-.20:  Alaska Reorganization: (Continued) Letters from organizations to Truman asking him to intercede on behalf of the Alaskan Indians in their struggle to retain their homeland: American Friends Service Committee, churches, social organizations, ACLU, college presidents, CIO, AFL. Letters from members of the Congress to Cyrus Peck, Grand Camp Alaska Native Brotherhood acknowledging his request for assistance. Lobbying efforts by Curry to influential people extensively documents efforts by Curry and other on the issue of reservations/lands for Alaskan Natives. Also concerns expressed for protection of Native rights under possible statehood bills for Alaska. (1944-1949).

Fd 12:  Correspondence on lobbying efforts for roads from Yakutat to the Situk River by 38th Annual Convention of ANB and ANS in Craig, November 18, 1950.

Fd 13:  Alaska Russian Church: Correspondence between Curry and Paul about Curry’s work obtaining plats and patent copies for Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of North America (1950).

Fd 14.1-.7:      Alaska Statehood: Correspondents William Paul, Jr., members of U.S. Congress on statehood issues plus copies of bills (1950-1952). Lobbying efforts by Curry and others on statehood bills which are deemed detrimental to interests of Alaskan Natives. Southern senators lobbied against Alaska and Hawaii statehood bills because to them it would mean four more senators who supported civil rights. Letters to Native organizations from Curry reporting on work on Alaska statehood bills and efforts to improve Natives' position. Copies: S. 2036 and H.R. 331. Mailing list of Alaskan organizations and towns with whom Curry had contact on Alaskan issues. (1948-1950).

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Fd 14.8-.9:      Alaska Statehood: Copies of H.R. 331 - Statements from interested people opposing H.R. 331. Copy of H.R. 5666 - Statehood for Alaska. (1949-1950).

Fd 15:  Alaska - Swanson (1950): Correspondence about a case in which Curry considered representing Swanson in the "Loss of the VERMAY."

Fd 16:  Alaska Taxation (1951): Draft of House Bill to "equalize the tax burden and cost of administration of collection of taxes on business and manufacturing establishments operating in more than one division of Alaska, amending the Alaska Business Tax.

Fd 17:  Alaska Timber: Correspondence on timber development in Alaska. Copy of the Timber Sale Agreement (1951). Newspaper clippings, printed materials on pulp industry in Alaska. Interoffice memorandum, including reports of conferences with government officials, copies of successive drafts of Tongass Act, reports to clients (1947-1952). Correspondents: Ruth Bronson, William Paul, Jr., Frances Lopinsky, Alaska Native Brotherhood. Memorandum for files: Alaska Timber (1947).

Fd 18: Alaska Time Records: Affidavits, contract, Lawyers Daily Time Sheet records of William Paul, Jr. with listing of time and services provided to various Native groups (1951).

Fd 19:  Alaska Title Extinguishment: H.R. 190 - Bill to extinguish the Indian Title to lands in the Territory of Alaska. Conference on Aboriginal Rights Hearing (1945) and documents attempts to have Natives give up claims for certain land (surrender of possessory rights); article "Open Season on Alaskan Natives" by Felix S. Cohen.

Fd 20:  Trap Abolition: Correspondence regard fish trap tax, Executive Committee Meeting Minutes (ANB - January 8, 1949), abolition of fish traps by administrative regulation. Correspondents: E. L. Bartlett, Frances Lopinsky, Lester Roberts, William Paul, Jr., Frank Peratrovich, William Paul, Sr.

Fd 21:  Alaska Trespass (1948): Letter from Curry with heading "Re: Trespass on Ancestral Lands."

Fd 22:  Alaska Trips (1946-1947): Series of memos and copies of correspondence describing in detail trips and contacts in Alaska by Frances Lopinsky and Ruth Bronson. Memorandum to files on Kake (1947) describing the current status of the village and its inhabitants (Lopinsky). Bronson (Secretary of the National Congress of Indians of America) was in Alaska to investigate certain phases of Native land claims against federal government and to consult with the people on the subject of attorneys and their contract in the matter of property claims. Contracts and attorneys required approval of the Office of Indian Affairs and correspondence documents this concern.

Fd 23:  United Nations (1948-1952): Correspondence to: Secretary of State George Marshall (1948), Harold Ickes, Roger Baldwin (ACLU), Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Lopinsky, Robert J. Peratrovich, Jr. Efforts of Indians of Southeast Alaska to appeal to United Nations for compensation for land claims due from the U.S. Government, on the grounds that Natives had never made a treaty, with U.S. Letter to Marshall (1948) from Curry representing Native communities, NCAI, ANB, THIA and asking for help or else have matter referred to the Committee bn Non-Self Governing Territories.

Fd 24:  Alaska War Claims (1950): Claims for war damages and Curry's representing damaged parties. Copy II Application for Living Civilian Detention Benefits."

Fd 25:  Alaska Welfare (1951): Letter from Paul Jr. to Gruening regard application for direct relief for Natives of Alaska plus correspondence asking for opinion of Attorney General on the issue.

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Fd 1:    Alaska Airports (1948-1950): Memos, correspondence, newspaper clippings about projected airport construction in Alaska. Also CAA Seaplane Facility Drawings.

Fd 2:    AFL (1951): Memorandums and correspondence between Curry and William Paul, Jr. and others in AFL in Alaska.

Fd 3.1-.5:        Alaska Native Brotherhood (1948-1952): ANB Newsletter, Juneau, AK February 9, 1949; ANB & ANS Sitka Convention (1948), Minutes, Resolution, Financial Reports. Report by Curry to ANB (1951) Convention. Speeches delivered to ANB Convention (1950). Copies of Resolutions ANB Convention at Klawock (1949), Minutes ANB Convention at Sitka (1939); Minutes, Executive Committee Meeting, Sitka (1950); ANB & ANS, Sitka (1952). List of officers and delegates, 40th Annual Convention of ANB, Hoonah (1952); Minutes and Report by Curry to ANB Convention (1952).

Fd 4: Alaska Native Brotherhood Convention (1948-1950): Second draft of Statement of Services by Curry for ANB (March 1949); Memos on Preparatory Work on Alaska Bills (1948); Record of payments to Curry from ANB (February 28, 1950).

Fd 5:    Alaska Native Brotherhood Fee payment (1947-1948): Report by Paul Jr. on NCAI Convention (194?); ANB Newsletter, Resolution from 1948 Convention; Memo to Lopinsky and Cohen updating them on activities in Alaska (1948) from Rita Singer. Correspondence from Singer on travels for the firm in Alaska (1948).

Fd 6:    Alaska Native Brotherhood Correspondence (1948): Curry Annual Report to ANB Convention 1949; Bo Bartlett's speech to ANB Convention (1948); Memorandum for the file: Notes on speech delivered to ANB Convention (1948), Treasurers Report ANB Convention (1948); Resolutions 1947 Convention; ANB Newsletters.

Fd 7:    Alaska Fish Traps (1948-1950): Resolution No.6 (Elimination of Fish Traps) ANB Convention (1950); Notes on Alaskan Fish Trap Bill (S. 1446, HR 3859) - Correspondence between Curry and Paul on fish trap situation in Alaska. Copies of "Application for Permit for fish structure" for Kake, Wrangell, Juneau, Sitka (1948).

Fd 8.1-.2:        Alaska Native Brotherhood Newsletter (1951-1952): Notes by Paul Sr. on trip to Washington, D.C. to give the subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Insular Possessions information on Curry in relation to his conduct of 47900. Minutes of the Executive Committee ANB at Sitka (March 1952). Statement of charges to ANB for services of Curry's office (1951). Correspondence regarding misunderstanding between Curry and Paul Sr. (1952).

Fd 9:    Alaska Fish Bill (1943-1944): Statement by Curry to the Subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of Senate and Subcommittee of Fisheries of the Ancient Marine and Fisheries Committee of the House of Representatives on S. 1446, and H.R. 3859. Statement by Frances Lopinsky on S. 1446 and H.R. 3859.

Fd 10.1-.2:      Alaska Fish Traps (1948): Correspondence about H.R. 1515 (Salmon trap bill) and copy of the bill. Memorandum on Abolition - Reduction of Fish traps (1948). Correspondence on fish trap litigation (1948).

Fd 11:  Alaska Appointments (1951-1952): Appointments of people to serve on committees dealing with Alaskan Native concerns (1951).

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Fd 12.1-.4:      Alaska Attorney Contracts (1950-1952): Correspondence regarding contracts negotiated by Curry and other attorneys associated with his firm. Assignment of Interest in Attorney Contract by Curry to Weissbrodt and others (1950). Comments by Curry and Paul Jr. on proposed rule on attorney contracts with Indian tribes (1950). Also correspondence between Curry and Paul Jr. on their role and work as attorneys for Native groups and discussion of difficulties in their relationship and with the communities they represented. Correspondence about Paul Sr.’s attack of Curry, ANB’s statements of confidence in Curry, and then Paul Sr.’s resignation as ANB attorney (1952).

Fd 13:  Alaska Credit (1948): Correspondence from Paul Jr., Curry and other about legislation on chattel mortgages, I.R.A. Credit Fund, Kake and Klawock Cannery Purchases. Copy of Annual Credit Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, BIA.

Fd 14:  Alaska Education (1948-1949): Correspondence about schools in Alaska. Copies of H.B. 76 (1949), H.R. 2121, change over of schools in Alaska from the Indian System to the Territorial Systems (l948).

Fd 15:  Alaska Elections (1950): Letter from William Paul, Jr. to Frank Peratrovich regarding election in which two Eskimos received the highest vote in the primary election for both parties (1950).

Fd 16:  Alaska Emancipation (1951): Alaska House Memorial in complaint of Alaska Native Service (1951).

Fd 17:              Alaska Newspaper Clippings (1951).

Fd 18:  Alaska Fish Legislation (1947-1950): Legislation, Resolutions, Newspaper clippings, Correspondence about proposed fish legislation.

Fd 19:  Alaska Boat Insurance (1950-1951): Efforts of Alaska Native Brotherhood to organize mutual insurance company to issue marine coverage for Native fishing boats.

Fd 20:  Alaska Cannery Legislation (1948-1949): Documents efforts to have canneries declared public utilities.

Fd 21.1-.2:      Alaska Civil Liberties (l948-1949): Correspondence by Curry, Hope and others regarding racial discrimination practiced against Indians. Pleadings in Paul v. Pacific American Fisheries (l949).

Fd 22:  Alaska Courts (1951): Letter of approval from Paul Jr. to Curry on nominations to the Alaska Court System.

Fd 23.1-.3:      Alaska Commercial Fishing Regulations (l942-1952): Comments and concerns expressed about Alaska fishing regulations. Correspondents include: Paul, Jr., Curry, federal officials. Copy of fishing regulations issued 1949-1952. Pleadings from suits on fishing regulations. Resolutions by ANB regard fishing regulations. Copy of contract between Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc., and Cannery Workers Auxiliary (1942).

Fd 24:  Alaska Game Rights (1947-1950): List of trap sites on which testimony was presented in 1939-1940 investigations. Correspondence regarding Establishment of Indian Fish traps on Aboriginal Lands, Agreements on fish trap use between Village of Tyonek and the General Fish Company (n.d.). Correspondence on Alaska game laws and the rights of Natives to take game for personal use out of season.

Fd 25.1-.3:      Alaska Fish Traps (1947-1948): Correspondence/reports from Rita Singer on trip to Alaska. Lists of fish traps at various locations (1948), Applications for Territorial License for Fish Traps for various organizations represented by Paul Jr. Draft of Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Alaska Fisherman's Cooperative Association, Inc. (1948).

Fd 26:  Alaska Grorud (1948): Correspondence regard the activities of Albert Grorud, an adversary of Curry. Grorud wanted to represent other Indian nations in suit against the government.

Fd 27:  Alaska Homesteads (1950): Correspondence and pleadings in regard to applications for Indian Homestead allotments.

Fd 28:  Alaska Housing (1952): Correspondence concerning the possibility of expanding the Alaska Housing Authority Program to Native Villages (1952).

Fd 29.1-.2:      Alaska Labor (1942-1951): Correspondence, memos, newspaper clippings on labor union activity in Alaska (l951). Proposed form for "Boat Puller's Agreement - Alaska Fisherman's Cooperative Association" (1945). Marketing Agreement, 1942 Salmon Season. Copy of contract for 1942 - Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc. and Cannery Workers Auxiliary Union of the Alaska Salmon Purse Seiner's Union (AFL). Correspondence between Curry and Paul Jr.; 1944 Agreement between Alaska Salmon Industry Inc. and Grand Camp of Alaska Native Brotherhood. Memorandum from Paul Jr. to Curry about "Communist Dominated Unions in Alaska" (1950). Reference materials, Union Newsletters.

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Fd 30: Alaska Law and Order (1950): ANB Resolution No. 69 requesting that a U.S. Deputy Marshal be stationed at Craig.

Fd 31:  Alaska Legislation: H.R. 4110 (Classification of public lands in Alaska), H.R. 3800 (amend civil government in Alaska), S. 1183 (public airports in Alaska), H.R. 3191 (elect Governor of Territory of Alaska by people), H.R. 3100 (repeal Act of August 7, 1939), H.R. 2655 (erect Native Service Hospital at Bethel), and other legislation of interest to clients of Curry plus correspondence, news clippings.

Fd 32: Alaska Native Brotherhood (1945-1948): Petition to Bartlett and Congress regarding H.R. 1140, H.B. Nos. 19 and 20 (Alaska House of Representatives). Curry-Paul Jr., correspondence, news c1ippings regarding Bartlett and actions on statehood bills, Bartlett's speech to ANB Convention (1948). Copy H.R. 7137, Memorandum for file from Curry: Lobbying for Alaska Indians. List of important pending bills and their legislative history - S.J. Res. 162 - Anti-Reservation Bill; H.R. 4725 - Law and Order Bill, H.R. 1113 - Emancipation Bill; Memorandum from NCAI listing issues and candidates for public office who were deemed favorable to Native issues (1946). Correspondence on organization of Territorial Legislature (1945-1947).

Fd 33:  Alaska Packers Association (1951): News release from Secretary of Interior Stating "Regulation of Powered Fishing Boats in Alaska to Stand.

Fd 34:              Alaska Mining (1951): Letter to William Paul, Jr. from Curry.

Fd 35:  Alaska New Industries (1946-1949): Correspondence, news clippings regard development new industries in Alaska.

Fd 36:  Alaska Names (1950): Correspondence listing the names of officers and committeemen of the various camps of the Alaska Native Brotherhood. Also Native membership lists from Alaskan Native communities.

Fd 37:  Alaska Liquor (1951): Correspondence regard hearing on liquor advertising on the radio and television; statements from ANB on the issue, statements from individuals such as Norman Vincent Peale, Stuart Hamblen, Bishop Hammaker and other witnesses at hearings on issue. Correspondence with FCC, WCTU, National Council of Churches on issue.

Fd 38.1-.7:      William Paul, Jr. (1948-1952): Correspondence, Lawyer's Daily  Time Sheets, financial statements, bills - all reflecting the professional relationship between Paul Jr. and Curry. Lawyer's Daily Time Sheets record Paul's contacts, time spent with them and professional services rendered.

Fd 39:  Copies of Constitution of State of Arizona with correspondence between Peratrovich and Curry concerning the constitution as a model for Alaska.

Fd 40:  Alaska Politics (1951): Correspondence, printed materials on elections in Alaska.

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Fd 1:    Census Roll: Tentative boundaries of geographical divisions for the following: Yakutat, Haines-Klukwan, Hoonah, Juneau, Douglas, Sitka, Angoon, Kake, Wrangell, Saxman, Ketchikan, Kasaan, Hydaburg, Klawock.

Fd 2:    Alaska Claims (1941-1947): Printed Materials - Alaska Native Sisterhood (Petersburg), Memorandum on Fish Trap Loans and Use of Statistics Relating to Alaska Salmon Fishing (1947); Pleadings Haida, Ute (1943, 1946); Manuscript petition by William Paul, Jr. and others representing Wrangell Federation of Tribes of Tlingit Indian Nation of Alaska (1941) regarding land claims, other pleadings related to the petition, and other correspondence from Curry to Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and others.

Fd 3.1-.5:        Alaska Native Claims (1945-1950): Tlingit and Haida Attorneys Contracts 0947-1948), map of 1ands claimed, correspondence regarding THITA land claims. Copies of contract for Curry and others. Pleadings on claims of Natives to Hydaburg, Klawock and Kake on regulations of fishing (n.d.). Correspondence about other contracts negotiated by Curry for THITA; Report to T&H Committee (May 1, 1948), ANB Newsletter, Minutes of Convention of Delegates of T&H Claims Committee (1941).

Fd 4:    Pleadings - land claims (1945, 1947); correspondence on U.S. vs. Miller (1948); legal documents about Miller case, a suit over property in Juneau claimed by Miller et al as Tlingit Indians of Alaska whose suit and ownership claims were based on their historic use of land.

Fd 5.1-.2:        Alaska Native Claims (1949-1951): Correspondence in regard to suit Tlingit and Haida Nations vs. U.S., Pleadings 47900 (1951) by Curry, Paul Jr., Andrew Hope and others. Documents beginning of Weissbrodt association with Curry on Tlingit and Haida matters as it includes Statement of Work Performed by David Cobb and I.S. Weissbrodt (1949). Outline of Evidence for Tlingit-Haida Suit (1949); extensive correspondence about land claims suits.

Fd 6:    Tlingit - Haida Central Council - General (1940-1941): Letter from William Paul (Secretary of THCC) to all 1and suit communities informing them that informal petitions would be filed for each community, but they would need to wait until the war was over to conclude the matter (December 15, 1941). C3 - 6 cont. Minutes - First Annual Tlingit-Haida Meeting, (November 14, 1940); Minutes ANB and ANS 28th Annual Convention, Hydaburg (1941). News clipping "First Alaskan Indian Land Suits Asks 10 Millions" (November 10, 1941); Petition for Admission of Louis Frederick Paul as an attorney at law (1941).

Fd 7:    Alaska Maps (1945-1951): Copies of maps, legislation; copies of the following Territorial House Bills: -House Bill No. 22 - "Establish Alaska National Guard (1947) -Senate Bill No. 39 - "Organization and control of political parties and precinct caucuses, etc." -H.B. # 1 - "Taxation; levying general Net Income Tax" -H.B. # 2 - "Tax on property in Alaska" -H.B. # 3 - "Imposing license taxes upon salmon canneries and other businesses in Alaska's commercial fisheries, etc." -H.B. # 4 - "Amend Alaska's Law relating to fish trap license taxes, etc." -H.B. # 5 - "Fisheries, provide for licensing of fisherman in the Territory of Alaska" -H.B. # 2655 - "Erect an Alaska Native Service Hospital at Bethel" -Alaska Board of Health Report (1945-1950) Filled with correspondence on a variety of topics: health, logging, maps.

Fd 8:    THCC (June 1 - December 31, 1940): More correspondence on law claims suits; Paul's correspondence in his role as Assistant Secretary of THCC - ANB Newsletters.

Fd 9:    Service awarded to Grand Camp ANB & ANS for outstanding contribution to War Effort (1944); Index to Resolution - 27th Annual Convention of ANB & ANS - Klukwan (1940); Resolutions - 29th Annual Convention at Sitka.

Fd 10:  Paul vs. PAF 4880 (1941-1947): Suit by Paul and Tribe of Tlingit Indians vs. Pacific American Fisheries - correspondence and pleadings in the case.

Fd 11:  Petition of William L. Paul, Jr. for fish trap site at Pt. Colpoys under 1942 Fishing Regulations Sec. 201.21b.

Fd 12:  Tee-Hit-Ton vs. PAF (1940-1945): Suit by Paul and tribe v. PAF (1945). Statement by William Paul on case. Autobiographical statement by William Paul.

Fd 13:  THCC - General (January 1 to May 31, 1940).

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Fd 14:  THCC Convention (1941): Photographs Of Delegates to Convention [NOTE: photographs removed to form the Curry-Weissbrodt Photograph Collection], Minutes of Convention of Delegates T & H Claims Committee, Wrangell, (April 9, 1941).

Fd 15:  THCC (1941): Correspondence between Paul Jr. and Attorney Grady Lewis; Report of Credentials Committee, Convention of Delegates Claims Committee (April 9, 1941); Attorneys' Contracts - Paul Jr., Fred Paul and Grady Lewis (1941).

Fd 16:              ANB & ANS - Hoonah, Copies of Resolutions.

Fd 17.-.7:        Paul v. P.A.F. Briefs (1943-1950): Correspondence and pleadings; correspondence discussing establishment of a reservation for the "Tee-Hit-Ton Tlingit Tribe" (1949). -Excerpts from Appellant's Brief in Tee-Hit-Ton v. Olson (1944). –Index and Pleadings to Cases - Paul v. P.A.F. and Tee-Hit-Ton Tribe v. P.A.F. -Paul v. Olsen - three complaints: (1) Alaska Fishery Acts and Fishery Regulations are arbitrary, unreasonable, and capricious abuse respectively by Congress. (2) Area claimed by defendants for U.S. Government belongs to Tlingit. (3) Plaintiff owner of said rights of fishery - bar defendants from enforcing fishery regulations. -Paul v. P.A.F. - P.A.F. constructs fish traps on land and water claimed by Paul and tribe - land in question is owned by Natives.

Fd 18.1-.2:      Correspondence and Pleadings on Fish Trap Law (1948): S. 1446, H.R. 3 59; Report of the Alaska Fisheries Committee to Secretary of the Interior (1946).

Fd 19:  Reports: -Lt. Col. Robert N. Scott on Hydas [Haida] and Tongass (1870). -Schwatka, "Report of a Military Reconnaissance in Alaska, made in 1883." - Frank Mahoney, "Letter on the Indians and their Trade in Eastern Alaska to Special United States Indian Commissioner Hon. Vincent Colyer (1870). - R. K. Louthan, "Report on the Indian Tribes of Alaska" (1869). – Maj. or General Halleck, Report to the Secretary of War, 1869. II - Captain Edward Fast Excerpt from "Bombardment of Wrangell, Alaska" (1870).

Fd 20:  Excerpts of printed material from Andrews, "Some Russian Books on Alaskan History."

Fd 21:              Oberg dissertation, The Social Economy of the Tlingit Indians" (1937).

Fd 22:  One hundred plus photographs of Cannery Housing in Southeast Alaska in the 1940's - 8 x 10, black and white images taken by William L. Paul, Jr. [Note: These photographs were separated from this collection and organized as the Curry-Weissbrodt Photograph Collection.]

Fd 23:  Alaska Native Brotherhood (1936-1939): - Certificate Renewal of Duration of Non-Profit Corporation - Grand Camp ANB (1944). -Brief Unofficial History of the Alaska Native Brotherhood. -ANB Constitutions of Grand and Subordinate Camps (1936) -Resolution #1 - 26th Annual ANB Convention in Sitka (1939) -Resolutions 1938 Convention -Resolutions 1940 Convention

Fd 24:  Briefs -U.S. v. Louis Paul (1943) -T&H v. U.S. - handwritten arguments and citation over question of exercise and limits of National Police Power (n.d.).

Fd 25:  Alaska Native Brotherhood -Minutes of 38th Annual Convention at Craig (1950) -Resolutions ANB Convention (1950)

Fd 26.1-.2:      Alaska Native Brotherhood -Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting, November 17, 1940. -Resolutions, Minutes and Reports 1948 ANB & ANS Convention -27th Annual Convention of ANB & ANS, Klawock (1940). -Corrected Minutes of 31st Annual Convention at Kake, ANB & ANS (1944).

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Fd 1.1-.2:        Hearings (1946): House of Representatives Special Subcommittee on Alaskan Problems of the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries - Juneau (August 1946).

Fd 2:    Washington Newsletter: Published by Mary Lee Council, secretary to E. L. Bartlett, Delegate in Congress for Alaska. May 24, 1951 - March 20, 1952 issues.

Fd 3:                Washington Newsletter: Issues from March 9, 1950 to May 17, 1951.

Fd 4:                Washington Newsletter: Issues from May 19, 1949 - February 23, 1950.

Fd 5:    39th Annual Convention of the ANB: Statement of ANB Executive Committee, October 12 and 13, 1951 to HOR on HR 4388 – Alaska Native Claims. Financial and audit reports ANB & ANS 1950-1951; Resolutions ANB & ANS, Ketchikan (1951), Correspondence and statements regarding 1951 ANB & ANS Convention.

Fd 6.1-.4:        Angoon: -Correspondence on destruction of Angoon in 1882 - statement by Billy Jones (Chief of DA-SHI-TON Tribe) 1951. -Correspondence from Curry and Paul Jr. on marine insurance and foreclosure mortgages for boats. -Paul Jr's Lawyer's Daily Time Sheets - January 1, 1950 – June 30, 1950; July 1, 1950 - December 31, 1950. - Correspondence about reservation for Angoon (1951), attorney contracts (1950). - Resolution of the Governing Body of the Angoon Community Association (1950). -Resolution from 38th Annual ANB & ANS Convention regarding Commissioner for Angoon (1950), Retention of Native School in Angoon (1950). - Photo of Curry (1950) [Note: This photograph was separated from this collection and organized as the Curry-Weissbrodt Photograph Collection.] - Memorandum Paul Jr. to Curry regarding Angoon Community Association Cannery (1950). - Supplementary Petition for Possessory Rights Hearings for Creation of Reservation. -Appeal in the Matter of Contract between Curry and Angoon Community Association (1950). -Memo on General Problems of Village of Angoon by Curry (1949) -Claim for Destruction of Angoon in 1917. - Request (1946) by Natives of Angoon to NCAI for its attorneys to help them achieve certain objectives: harbor and breakwater, establish reserve, establish possessory rights and others.

Fd 7.1-.2:        Alaska Fisheries Regulations: -News clippings of Alaska Federalist (1952) -Correspondence by Curry, Paul Jr. and others on Alaska Fisheries Regulations (1951) -Pleadings - Harris & Co. v. H. P. Mullaney, Tax Commissioner, Territory of Alaska (1949).

Fd 8:    1939 Fish Trap License Returns, Territory of Alaska Senate Joint Memorial #8.

Fd 9:    Minutes of Executive Meeting Alaska Native Brotherhood in Sitka, March 1950.

Fd 10:  Alaska Native Brotherhood Minutes (corrected) Annual Convention (ANB & ANS) 1939. - Treasurer's Report and Miscellaneous Papers, ANB Convention 1950

Fd 11:  Alaska Native Brotherhood Resolutions from 37th Annual Convention of ANB & ANS, Craig, Alaska 1949.

Fd 12:              Bartlett Newsletter April 3, 1952 - July 24, 1952.

Fd 13:              Bartlett’s Washington Newsletter - March 13, 1949 - May 5, 1949.

Fd 14:  Annual Report of Department of Taxation 1947 -News clippings (1953) on Klukwan - Correspondence on various Alaskan topics - Sample primary ballot - First Judicial Division (1950).

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Fd 1:    Aleksandrovsk: Correspondence in regard to a reservation for the people of Aleksandrovsk and concern over fisherman taking salmon from Native waters (1950).

Fd 2:    Athabaskans: Memorandum from Curry to Lopinsky about which Alaskan groups are classified as "Athabaskan" and how to provide representation for the "interior Indians" (1949).

Fd 3:    Barrow: Proposals for a reservation for Natives of Barrow, chronological outline of events relating to proposed reservation for the Native Villages of Shungnak and Kobuk; Proclamation establishing a reserve for the Native inhabitants of Barrow; Constitution and By-Laws of the Native Village of Barrow (March 21, 1940), Corporate Charter of Native Village of Barrow (March 21, 1940). (l947-1950).

Fd 4:    Correspondence from Curry to British Columbia Native Brotherhood regard activities of organization; news clippings (1951-1952).

Fd 5:    Correspondence regard petition for possessory rights hearings and reservation and acknowledgement of Secretary of Interior of receipt of petition of Natives of Bucklin (1950).

Fd 6:    Chalkyitsik: Correspondence regarding petition for possessory rights hearing and reservation and its receipt by the Department of Interior. Copy of petition, sketch of boundary lines of village for possessory rights hearing and reservation (1950).

Fd 7:    Chitiac: Documents regarding Alaska Airlines plane crash and efforts of attorney to gain compensation for widower of airline emp1oyee (1948).

Fd 8:    Craig: Attorney contract, list of adult Natives of Craig in 1940; correspondence of Alaska Native Brotherhood; memorandum regarding concerns of Native community; 1947 application for authority to construct and maintain a fish trap under Territorial Fishing License, power of attorney of Common Council of Craig Community Association, Indian Credit funds, Petition for possessory rights hearings and for creation of reservation, 1945-1952.

Fd 9:    Deering: Correspondence regarding Native ownership of the village store, possessory rights and reservation (1950-1951).

Fd 10:  Dillingham: Memorandum, correspondence regard fishing regulations, copy of The Bristol Bay Netter - August 5, 1950"; resolution No. 54 on lack of voting precincts for Native people in Territory of Alaska, possessory rights petitions. Villages in Dillingham area lacking voting precincts are listed: Tyonek, New Stoyhuk, Kolignak, Ekwok, Upper Egooshik, Clark’s Point; correspondence on ANB business.

Fd 11:  Douglas: Petition of the Douglas Federation of Tlingit Tribes for a regulation limiting capture of salmon destined to Taku Inlet Native Fishery location (1943); possessory rights hearings, attorney's contract correspondence, list of Native residents of Douglas; correspondence regard Curry and Paul as attorney and associate attorney for Taku Indian Tribes of Douglas, Minutes ANB and ANS (April 5, 1948), Paul Jr.’s Lawyer Daily Time Sheet July 1, 1950 to December 31, 1950.

Fd 12:  Egegik: Petition for possessory rights hearing and reservation for Egegik and related correspondence (1950).

Fd 13:              Elim: Letter from ANICA Director in Elim to Curry (1951).

Fd 14:  English Bay: Correspondence regard recognition of Native possessory claim and establishment of reservation.

Fd 15.1-.2:      Haines: Correspondence on Haines Harbor construction, mining developments in Haines area, supplementary petition for possessory rights hearings for creation of reservation (1946); resolution by ANB for deputy marshal in Haines (1951). Correspondence regarding completion of Haines Harbor; Supplementary petition for possessory rights hearings for creation of reservation (1949); Haines Camp ANB correspondence; Extensive correspondence regarding organization of Natives in Haines area and Curry as attorney representing National Congress of American Indians, transportation problems in Haines area; attorney contract, Constitution and By-Laws of the Chilkoot Indian Association (1941).

Fd 16:  Holikahuk: Correspondence between Paul and Curry on request from Holikahuk Native Council (1950).

Fd 17:  Hoonah: Correspondence from Paul and Curry on their duties as attorney for Hoonah Indian Association regarding foreclosure preferred maritime mortgages on 8 boats; Lawyers Daily Time Sheets (Paul) January 1, 1950 to December 31,1950; land allotments by Natives, employment of Paul, Curry and associates for representation of HIA, supplementary petition for possessory rights hearings for creation of reservation (1949). Correspondence between Paul and Curry regarding employment contract with HIA (1948); Minutes ANB and ANS Meeting (April 4, 1948), attorneys contract, problems of community, ANB and ANS resolutions, Hoonah Pelican Fishing Cooperative (1947). Memorandums, correspondence regarding land ownership and valuation inside Glacier Bay National Monument, petition for possessory rights, list of adult Natives of Hoonah, Regulations of National Park Service on Firearms, fish trap sites, Executive Order by Calvin Coolidge in 1924 land withdrawal; closing of cannery at Hoonah (1947).

Fd 18.1-.11:    Hydaburg: Newspaper clippings on Hydaburg reservation case (1952); correspondence on Indian attorneys, United States v. Libby (Libby McNeill & Libby, 1951); Option on Renewed Motion for Preliminary Injunction (1951); Paul-Curry correspondence, Hydaburg Trapsites, Paul's Daily Time Sheet Re: Hydaburg Townsite Survey (1951-1952). Pleadings in U.S. v. Libby, McNeill & Libby (1951), Hydaburg Reservation Council correspondence, attorney contract negotiations, draft of statements by John Collier for the New York Time, memorandum on Curry status as town attorney (January 25, 1951). Curry-Paul correspondence regarding the following: airplane float at Hydaburg, Libby, McNeill & Libby lawsuit, taxation, timber sales, fish traps. Hydaburg Town Council Resolution (November 20, 1950); Minutes Hydaburg Cooperative Association Council Meeting (November 20, 1950), city ordinances, lawyer1s daily time sheet (Paul - Hydaburg). Copy of survey of possible shrimp production grounds in the vicinity of the Hydaburg Cooperative Cannery H.C. Scudder, Alaska Native Service. Curry-Paul correspondence, No. 47900 "Plaintiff's Objection; to Defendant's Motion to Strike" - fish trap correspondence, timber sales. 47900 "Amendment of Stipulation", Correspondence Curry-Paul on fish traps, Constitution and By-Laws of the Hydaburg Native Community (June 7, 1950), communication with canneries, attorneys regard fish trap questions, petition of the Natives of Hydaburg to Chapman, Secretary of Interior, requesting issuance of a charter under Section 17 of the Alaska Indian Reorganization Act. Minutes of the Hydaburg Reservation Council (January 6, 1951), Curry-Paul correspondence, with extensive correspondence on the fish trap question. Curry-Paul correspondence regard reservation at Hydaburg, rental by canneries of fish traps, draft of Constitution and By-Laws of the Hydaburg Native Community (January 7, 1970). Correspondence regard shipment of cannery supplies to Hydaburg Cannery (Curry-Paul) and timber sales Hydaburg: Correspondents: Department of Interior (BIA-Juneau), Series of memorandums from Paul to Curry on the following topics: -Recording of George Nix destroyed in 1939 fire -George Nix Indian Homestead Allotment Application Memo: Paul to Curry (May 1950). -Hydaburg Townsite Deeds and Clearance of Title -In re additional resources Hydaburg Reservation -Indian Homestead Allotment Application of Woodrow Morrison -John Lawrence Homestead Application for Allotment -Homestead Allotment Application -Hydaburg Reserve -Definition in Reservation Order on 3000 Foot off-shore area -Charts of Hydaburg Reservation -Town meeting of Hydaburg, April 26, 1950 - Memos Paul to Curry (May 1950), Pleadings 47900, News clippings.

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Fd 18.1-11:     Hydaburg continued: List of eligible voters on proposed reservation in Hydaburg (1950); correspondence on voting procedures, news clippings re election; Curry-Paul correspondence with Natives of Hydaburg on having Hydaburg designated an Indian reservation, correspondence on attorney's contract by Hydaburg Coop Association. ANB correspondence regarding assessment of ten dollars per family to pay Curry for work (1949), Hydaburg Census Report (1949); Proclamation Extending Boundaries of Town Reserve for Native Inhabitants of Native Village of Hydaburg and Vicinity (1948); attorney contract (1947) with Hydaburg Coop; Executive Order (1912) setting aside land for use by Haida Indians.

Fd 19:              Klukwan: Correspondence, Paul Sr. (1952)

Fd 20:              Igloo: Correspondence, Paul Jr. (1950)

Fd 21:  Juneau: Correspondence regarding Juneau Indian Village Survey (1952), attorney contract to represent Juneau Native community, plats of Juneau Indian Village, Petition for possessory rights hearing for creation of reservation, Pleading on Land Ownership 5421-A (1946), By-Laws and Charter of Central Clearance and Investment Co., Juneau (1934, 1936), Company's Voters List.

Fd 22.1-.7:      Kake: Correspondence regard timber development, copy H.R. 4388 and amendments, attorneys contract, Curry-Paul correspondence, Pleadings Kake School District v. P. E. Harris (1951) and correspondence. Pleadings Kake School District v. Harris (1951); Plat – Kake correspondence regard attorney contract, USA v. Kake School District and P. E. Harris Co. (1950) ANB Resolutions (1950). Curry-Paul correspondence on timber sales, Hungerford mine on Kiew Island. Notes on Conference with Old People at Sitka Convention (November 21,1948), attorney contract, Kake Sawmill, individual property rights. Resolution by Council of Indians of Village of Kake to hire Curry and Associates (including William Paul, Jr. and Fred Paul) to represent them (March 1948), Kake School District Taxes. School tax, Pleadings - Organized Village of Kake, Incorporated School District of Kake v. Clinton P. Anderson, Secretary of Agriculture (1948), Kake Water System (1947). Correspondence on Kake breakwater (1947), Kake controversy with the U.S. Forest Service, Petition in the Matter of Incorporation of Kake School District.

Fd 23.1-.2:      Karluk: News clippings, correspondence re Karluk case; Secretary of Interior forbid regulation of commercial fishing near Karluk Indian Reservation (1950); Hynes v. Grimes Pkg Co. (Karluk). Litigation regarding fishing rights of village – correspondence regard resolution by Council of Village. to employ Curry and firm to represent the interest of the Village before the Supreme Court. Memorandum of the Karluk Case.

Fd 24:  Kasaan: Petition for reservation (1948); application to construct and maintain a fish trap, plats, attorney contract, memorandum describing Kasaan by F. Lopinsky (November 12, 1947); contract - Timber Development Organization and Organized Village of Kasaan (1949). Concerns of Kasaan: Fish traps, logging, reorganization, reservation, possessory rights, cannery, protection of possessory rights, draft of Agreement for Confirmation and Extinguishment of Native Land Title between Secretary of Interior and Kasaan (1947).

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Fd 1:    Keweenaw Bay: Correspondence between Curry and others protesting S. 17, bill to confiscate land from Piute Indians in Nevada (1949).

Fd 2:    Ketchikan: Contract authorization for Curry (1951); correspondence regarding construction community hall (1950); Supplementary petition for possessory rights hearing and creation of reservation (1949); Request to Curry for help on how to obtain charter for Tlingit-Haida Community Organization (1947); logging concerns. Concerns of Ketchikan Natives in Lopinsky's memo to Curry: Fish traps, timber, reorganization, possessory rights (1948-1952).

Fd 3:    Kivalina: Petition for possessory rights hearing reservation for Kivalina. List of Natives voting for reservation at Kivalina (1950).

Fd 4.1-.5:        Klawock: Pleadings - City of Klawock v. George Demmert et al, defendants (1951); Copy Alaska Mailing List (1951); Paul's lawyer daily time sheet (April 1951); appeal to termination of contract for legal service between Klawock Cooperative Association and James E. Curry (1951). Correspondence about Restricted Deeds in Klawock; Demmert delinquent taxes; attorney contract for Curry, proposed housing development in city. (1948-1952).

Fd 5.1-.3:        Klukwan: Attorney contracts for Paul and Curry with Klukwan; ANB correspondence. Paul daily time sheet (January 1, 1950 to June 30, 1950), Resolution of Chilkat Indian Village regard village membership (1950), Petition for establishment of Indian possessory rights for Indians of Klukwan (1948). Petition for possessory rights - Memo from Lopinsky to Curry on concerns of Klukwan: attorney contract, fish trap, timber, reorganization, reservation (1947).

Fd 6: Kokrines: Correspondence regard possessory rights petition (1950-1952).

Fd 7:    Kotzebue: Correspondence about attorney contract, fishing rights, newspaper clippings, signature of residents of Kotzebue to petition (1949-1952)

Fd 8:    Kwingillingok: Correspondence about petition for possessory rights hearing and reservation (1950).

Fd 9:    Kwinhogak: Correspondence regard petition for possessory rights hearing and reservation (1950).

Fd 10.1-.4:      Metlakatla: Correspondence concerning business of Council of Annette Island Reserve, attorney's contract and work with Council - statement of services performed by attorneys for Metlakatla (June 30, 1948); correspondence regarding airfield at Metlakatla and other concerns of the Natives; Army Aviation Airbase in community (Annette Island Airfield 1946); attorney contract between Curry and Metlakatla Indian Community of Annette Island Reserve (1947); Curry acting as General Counsel for the National Congress of American Indians (1946); correspondence on proposed settlement of the case of the use by the War Department of a certain area on Annette Island Reserve, land used by US War Department for the airfield (temporary agreement for its use dated August 20, 1940). Constitution and By-Laws of the Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Islands Reserve (n.d.); Metlakatla Cannery Contract (1948).

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Fd 10.5-.8:      Metlakatla: (Continued) Lease between Council of Annette Island Reserve and USA (1948), Listing of Services performed by Attorney (1948); Cannery contract (1948). Resolution by Council on Curry contract, news clipping, Statement of services rendered by attorneys. Correspondence regard road construction on Annette Island (1949), proposed construction of breakwater on Annette Island, Metlakatla Purple Lake Hydroelectric Report and Estimate.

Fd 11:              Newhalen: Correspondence regard organization of ANB in Newhalen (1950).

Fd 12:              Nikolski: Correspondence regard Curry-Paul services and fees (1951).

Fd 13:  Noatak: Correspondence regarding slaughter of caribou and subsistence living by Eskimos in Noatak area (1950-1951).

Fd 14:              Correspondence regard land reservations (1950).

Fd 15:              Nondalton: Correspondence regard petition for reservation (1951).

Fd 16:  Noorvik: Petition of Noorvik Indians for lands (1923), NCAI Bulletin (January 1950), correspondence regard hiring Curry and Paul as attorneys (1950).

Fd 17:              Northway: Correspondence regard petition for possessory rights (1950).

Fd 18:  Petersburg: Petition for establishment of Indian possessory rights (1948), ANB assessment to pay attorneys (1949).

Fd 19:  Perryville: Correspondence regard petition for possessory rights hearing and reservation, also copy of petition (1950) .

Fd 20:  St. Michael: Petition for possessory rights and reservation (1950); draft of house bill to appropriate $15,000 for construction of airport (1950-1951).

Fd 21:  Roden: Correspondence between Curry and Roden, Juneau attorney working for Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union (1948).

Fd 22:  Savoonra: Petition for possessory rights hearing and reservation for village and correspondence to support the petition.

Fd 23:  Saxman: Draft of timber cutting permit (1949), Resolution to amend corporate charter; list of adult Natives in Saxman. Correspondence concerning taxing powers of Saxman; Petition for possessory rights hearing (1949).

Fd 24:  Shaktoolik: Correspondence regard application for Alaska reservation for Eskimos and draft of House Bill to appropriate $7,500 for construction of airport at Shaktoolik (1950-1951).

Fd 25:  Sheldon Jackson: Miscellaneous correspondence regard the college (1948-1950).

Fd 26:  Correspondence regard representation of the Indians on the reservation issue (1948-1950).

Fd 27.1-.2:      Sitka: Petition for possessory rights hearings for creation of reservation (1949), timber sales, special assessment from ANB membership to pay attorneys fees. News clippings about Sitka pulp project (1948); memo on conference with Old People at Sitka Convention (1948); Petition for establishment of Indian possessory rights (1948), Minutes and resolution of Sitka Community Association (1947).

Fd 28:  Stebbins: Constitution and By-Laws of the Stebbins Community Association, Alaska (1939), Corporate Charter of        Stebbins Community Association (1939).

Fd 29:  Tyonek: Constitution and By-Laws of the Native Village of Tyonek, Alaska (1939), corporate Charter of the Native Village of Tyonek, Alaska and other correspondence on fish traps.

Fd 30:              Tenakee: Minutes Tenakee ANB April 9, 1948.

Fd 31:  Venatie: Correspondence between Curry and Village about joining National Congress of American Indians (1948).

Fd 32:  Wales: Corporate Charter (1939) and Constitution and By-Laws (1939) of the Native Village of Wales and correspondence regard reservation in Alaska (1948).

Fd 33:  Wrangell: Petition for Cape Fox by Tlingit Indian Tribes (1947), Petition by Wrangell Federation of Tlingit Indian Tribes of Alaska for regulation limiting trap interception of salmon destined for Stikine River (1944); list of adult Natives of Wrangell and concerns of Wrangell community: Hunting and fishing rights, claims case, law suit concerning Karluk Reservation, establishment of Pulp and Paper Industry and possessory rights hearings.

Fd 34.1-.4:      Yakutat: Correspondence regard negotiations with Northern Development Co. (1952); protests against issuance of oil leases. Constitution and By-Laws of the Yakutat Native Community (1949), Yakutat 1950 Fishing Regulations, Katalla-Yataga Gas and Oil leases, Pleadings in City of Yakutat v. Libby, McNeill & Libby and Yakutat and Southern Railway (1951), attorney contract. Supplementary petition for possessory rights hearings for creation of reservation (1949), Closing Yakutat Cannery (1949), Yakutat IRA Corporation, Petition for Incorporation of City of Yakutat as a Second Class Municipal Corporation (1948). Constitution and By-Laws of the Yakutat Indian Association, Concerns of the Natives of Yakutat identified by Curry (1947): Railroad operated by Libby, McNeill and Libby, The Yakutat School, Appropriation of Yakutat Land by the War Department, Claims case, Law Suit on Karluk Reservation, Arrangements with Pulp and Paper Industry, Possessory rights hearings.

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Fds 1.1-.3:       CORRESPONDENCE: Through 1954. Includes: Annual Meeting, 1953, minutes; Attorneys' Draft Report of Progress, May - June 1954; Approval of Attorney Contract Assignment; NCAI News Release re: Alaska Statehood, August 1950, July 25, 1950; Draft, “A1aska Indians - Report of Progress” by Curry, n.d.; “Indian Land Titles in A1aska,” April 1949; Memo re: Alaska Reservation and Possessory Rights, July 21, 1947.

Fds 2.1-.4:       CORRESPONDENCE: 1955 - 1956. Includes: Attorneys' Reports to Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska on Claims against the United States, on October 28, 1955, (interim report October 24, 1955), November 5, 1956, August 1, 1956. Annual Meeting, 1955, Petersburg, Alaska, minutes. 47900 - Plaintiffs Motion to Discharge Order to Show Causes, ribbon copy.

Fds 3.1-.4:       CORRESPONDENCE: 1957 - 1959. Includes: Decision of the Court: The Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska and Harry Douglas, et a1., Intervenors v. the United States; Report of Claims Attorneys to Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska, 1959; Report of Attorneys, October 31, 1957; Statement of Services and Time spent on behalf of the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska, April 1 - June 30, 1957; Draft 1957 Contract; Annual Meeting, 1957, minutes.

Fds 4.1-.3:       CORRESPONDENCE: 1960-Sept. 1961.

Fds 5.1-.3:       CORRESPONDENCE: September 1961 - December 31, 1962. Includes Ribbon copy Trial Outline Docket 47900; Opening Statement same case; copy letter William Gross to William L. Paul, Sr.; correspondence with Fred Paul re: Angoon Bombardment, and with 47900 expert witnesses Ron Olson, Phillip Drucker, Ka1vero Oberg, Verne Ray; Annual Meeting, 1961, 1962, minutes; 1961 report to THIA by Claims Attorneys; “The Eskimo and the Land: Ownership and Utilization” Dorothy V. Ray, 1962.

Fds 6.1-.2:       CORRESPONDENCE: January 1963 - December 1963. Includes: A bill to amend the Act of June 19, 1935 (draft); Tlingit and Haida Census Data Sheet; Annual Meeting, February 7, 1963, and November 8, 1963, minutes; Charter for the establishment of Tlingit and Haida Education Trust fund.

Fd 7:    CORRESPONDENCE: January 1964 - December 31, 1964. Includes: Annual Meeting, 1964, minutes; proposed Constitution of the Tlingit and Haida Indians; Memo concerning Land Claims case.

Box 1a: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1940s-1971.Add to your cart.

Fd 8.1: CORRESPONDENCE: 1964-1966.

Fd 8.2: Material relating to P.L. 89-130 39th Congress S. 893, and Act to amend the Act of June 19, 1935, (49 Stat. 388), relating to the THIA. Includes: Correspondence, petitions, resolutions, newspaper clippings, notes, letters to U.S. Congressmen, statements and copies of bills and legislation. Congressional Record April 15, 1965; Proposed Constitution and By-Laws of THIA, n.d.; Proposed Rules of Election of Delegates to the official CCTHIA, November 1964.

Fds 8.3-.4:       Hearings before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, H.R. 89th Congress 1st Session on H.R. 874, March, April 1965; various bills. Testimony by Andrew Hope, Sr., Theodore Denny, Senator Ernest Gruening, Da' Keel Xheen, John Borbridge, Jr., Representative Ralph Rivers, re: various bills.

Fd 8.5: Report re: Hearings by Andrew Hope, Sr. to THIA, April 2, 1965. "Tlingit and Haida Land Claims" March 24, 1964, Frank G. Johnson.

Fds 9.1-.2:       Proposed Rules of Elections: 1964 - 1965. Includes: Various drafts of Rules of Election, Report of Andrew Hope, Sr. to the THIA, draft of the Constitution of THIA, notes.

Fds 9.3-.4:       Annual Meeting THIA: November 4, 5, 6, 1964. Includes: Minutes of Meeting, plan of operation for the Tlingit and Haida Educational Trust Fund, Planning Committee of THIA booklet, Proposed Rules of the Election of Delegates to the THIA, various resolutions of THIA, Planning Committee minutes, March 2-4, 1964.

Fd 10.1:           CORRESPONDENCE: 1969. Draft of Rules of Election, Constitution of Central Council, notes. Also 1940s printed materials, and Constitution and By-Laws of Nunapitchuk, 1940.

Fd 10.2:           CORRESPONDENCE: January 1, 1968 - October 1968. Includes: DOI-BIA letter re: decision not to appeal decision in Docket 47900, correspondence with Robert Willard re: Early Alaska Native Claims bills, Native allotments in Alaska.

Fds 11.1-.3:     CORRESPONDENCE: August 1969 - May 1970. Includes: Materials relating to Kake tidelands, Draft Articles of Incorporation of Tlingit-Haida Development Corporation; James E. Curry letter dated November 29, 1969; draft newsletter re: Alaska Native Land Rights, 1969; Report of AFN delegates to Congress, draft report of President to CCTHIA, March 1970.

Fds 12.1-2:      CORRESPONDENCE: June 1970 - December 31, 1970. Includes: materials relating to HUD, Alaska Housing Authority, AFN, land claims, and judgment fund.

Fds 13.1-.2:     CORRESPONDENCE: January 1, 1971 - December 31, 1971. Includes: Materials relating to the Priority Action Program for the Elderly, Executive Committee Resolution re: The Wolf report, Annual Meeting, 1971; lands being selected, used by various agencies, companies, and claims of Canadian Tlingit and Haida to representation and benefits through CCTHITA.

Box 2: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1968-1972.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    A bill to provide for the disposition of certain funds awarded to the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska by a judgment entered by the Court of Claims against the U.S.; S. 2628, 91st Congress 1st Session July 15, 1969; notes, correspondence, drafts, report H.R.

Fds 2.1-.2:       An Act, P.L. 91-335, to provide for the disposition of certain funds awarded to THIA, July 13, 1970; bills, H.R. report, notes, drafts, comments, Congressional Record excerpts, correspondence.

Fd 3:    Alaska v. Hotch - Subsistence fishing issue at Klukwan; correspondence between attorneys and other materials.

Fd 4:    Chilkat River Crossing - Haines Highway Project; correspondence, maps, news clippings.

Fd 5:                Janson v. Morton, copy of pleadings.

Fd 6:    Japonski Island-Mt. Edgecumbe, 5 black and white 8 x 10" photos (3 historic), correspondence.

Fd 7:                Ptarmigan Mine-Wrangell area; correspondence.

Fd 8:                Mt. Edgecumbe; cover letter and AFN resolution.

Fd 9:    William L. Paul, Sr. v. John Borbridge; Summons, correspondence (one item WLP to Yakutat).

Fd 10:  Saxman - Status of lands within townsite; correspondence, copies of statutes, DOl comments, BLM comments.

Fd 11:              Mt. Edgecumbe - correspondence of Sitka Community Association.

Fd 12:              Moore and Roeser trespass issue at Klukwan, correspondence.

Fd 13:              Yakutat land – one item, correspondence.

Fd 14:              “Sitka Fishing Case,” – one item, notes.

Fd 15:              Annual meeting, 1970, resolutions, notes.

Fd 16:              Executive Committee meeting, July 19, 1969, minutes.

Fd 17:              1969 Resolutions marked "68-69 - Incomplete."

Fd 18:              Annual Meeting, April 1969, resolutions.

Fd 19:              Annual Meeting, April 1969, minutes.

Fd 20:              Annual Meeting, 1969; agenda, reports.

Fd 21:              Executive Committee meeting, November 8, 1968; agenda, resolutions.

Fd 22:              Annual Meeting, 1968; reports, minutes, correspondence.

Fds 23.1-.2:     Special Convention, March 1-2, 1968, minutes and resolutions.

Fd 24:  Annual Meeting, 1971, Executive Committee meeting; notes, reports, resolutions.

Fd 25:              Executive Committee meeting, December 2-3, 1970, at Juneau; notes.

Fd 26:              Executive Committee meeting, October 1970; minutes, notes.

Fd 27:  Executive Committee meeting of June 30 and July 1, 1970; resolutions, minutes.

Fd 28:              Annual Meeting, 1970; resolutions, minutes, notes.

Fd 29:              Allotments, 1972; correspondence, legislation, notes.

Box 3: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1968-1973.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Legal - Financial, 1968-1970, Investment of Funds. Includes: Report by the President on the Tlingit and Haida Investments and Balance of Funds on Deposit in the U.S. Treasury and the Earnings, J. Borbridge, April 1970; Memorandum Concerning the Tlingit and Haida Funds in the U.S. Treasury and the Investment of the Tlingit and Haida Funds, Weissbrodt, 1968; U.S. Department of Interior, BIA, Division of Financial Management, Investments Section, and U.S. Treasury Department, correspondence and notes.

Fd 2:                Newspaper clippings, 1971 (two items).

Fd 3:                Financial Statements (without audit) of the CCTHIA, June 30, 1971.

Fd 4:                CCTHIA administrative budget, fiscal year 1973.

Fd 5:    Various accountants reports, financial statements, correspondence, 1969-1971. Major Correspondents: J. Borbridge, Harvey Marvin, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, BIA Director of the Juneau Area Office, Executive Committee of the CCTHIA.

Fd 6:    Draft Constitution of the Central Council of the THIA, n.d., Model Constitution for Community Councils.

Fd 7:                Wolf & Co. Economic Development Planning Project, correspondence.

Fd 8:                Hiring of accountant, 1969-1970, correspondence.

Fds 9.1-.2:       Statement of Plans for Tlingit and Haida Funds, correspondence, 1968; Programs as to Current and Projected Cash needs and for Investment of Surplus Funds of the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska; resolutions, correspondence, 1969-1972.

Fds10.1-.2:      Allotments; Verne Ray report to I.S. Weissbrodt on Allotments under the 1906 Act from research on records at Anchorage BLM office October 2, 1968; includes maps, notes, final reports, copies of U.S. DIO BLM correspondence, 1961. Docket No. 278, correspondence; copies of tabulation of patented lands in Southeastern Alaska, 1960.

Fds 11.1-.2:     CORRESPONDENCE: 1965 - 1967. Major Correspondents: Washington Chapter, William Paul, Sr., U.S. Secretary of the Interior, BIA Juneau Area Director, Andrew Hope, John Borbridge, Angoon Community Council, Anchorage Community Council; Alaska Native Claims; correspondence, minutes, newsletter, reports, resolutions, 1965-1966.

Fd 12:  Enrollment, Canadian claims or efforts to enroll, correspondence; also a Report to the Secretary of the Interior by the Task Force on Alaska Native Affairs, December 1962.

Fd 13:  Census rolls for Ketchikan, Hoonah, Metlakatla, Craig, and for individuals who lived outside Alaska; press release, certificate.

Fd 14:  Timber sales in Southeast Alaska.

Fd 15:  Alaska Native Claims - AFN; Tlingit and Haida loan to AFN, 1971; resolution and correspondence.

Fd 16:              Financial Advisory Committee, 1972.

Fd 17:  Ford Foundation Video Communication Project; grant proposal, correspondence, 1972-1969.

Fd 18:  Economic Development Corporation, 1971-1972; resolution forming, charter, correspondence.

Fd 19:  Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Companies (MESBIC) program, 1970.

Fd 20:              Articles of Incorporation for Dena Nena Henash, 1971.

Fd 21:  Townsite-Turnkey project, 1971; memo from Alaska State Housing Authority.

Fd 22:  Subsistence; ANB Resolution and correspondence, 1970.

Fd 23:  ANB - One copy "The Voice of Brotherhood" November 1970; Model Cities Directorship, one item correspondence.

Fd 24:              Klukwan - mining claims, 1970.

Fd 25:  Economic Development Administration Technical Assistance Grant; application, progress reports, correspondence, 1972.

Fds 26.1-.2:     EDA grant, Overall Economic Development Program for Election District #3 (Petersburg, Wrangell, Kake). Overall Economic Development Plan for Greater Juneau Borough, 1964; Constitution of CCTHIA, 1969; Statement of Plans, 1968, Supplement to Statement of Plans, 1969; Program For Use of Judgment Funds, 1969; correspondence, draft applications, reference materials.

Fd 27:  Wolf & Co. "Proposal to the Economic Development Administrational Concerning a Tlingit and Haida Development Planning Project in Alaska (OTA Project 07-6-09282) 1970.

Fd 28:  Constitution, April 26, 1969, Rules of Election as amended at the Annual Meeting of CCTHIA March 1971; draft Rules, correspondence.

Fd 29:              Proposed Constitution and By-laws, drafts, extra copies, 1966.

Fd 30:  A Development Planning Program for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska, technical assistance study by professional consultants under contract with the Economic Development Administration. Wolf & Co., December 1970.

Box 3a: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1968-1973.Add to your cart.

Fd 31:  Protest against State selection and other dispositions; correspondence, 1966-1967, one item 1972.

Fd 32:              Two issues of "AFN Press" April 3, 1970, March 27, 1970.

Fd 33:  Friends of Alaskan Natives, Inc., Washington, D.C.; news release, September 11, 1969.

Fd 34.1:          Canadian Land Claims - Canadian Supreme Court case--decisions, pleadings; Pamphlets and brochures: The Indian in Transition-- Indian Education", the "Indian in Transition-The Indian Today", "Vocational Opportunity and the Canadian Indian" (Canadian Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development), "Indian Affairs--Facts & Figures", "What are Eskimos?" by G. Rowley, Coordinator of the Northern Coordination & Research Centre, Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, "Annual Report, 1967, 1968", Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; also Canadian legislation and treaties, maps, newspaper clippings and excerpts from U.S. Congressional Record.

Fd 34.2:          Excerpt Dominion Law Review "Calder, et al v. Attorney General of British Columbia"; correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1970.

Fd 34.3:          A summary of the Nature, Basis and Extent of Claims Based on Indian Title by Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, 1971; excerpts, articles.

Fd 34.4:          Appeal - Supreme Court of Canada "Calder vs. Attorney General of British Columbia" 1970.

Fds 34.5-.6:    Canada; reference materials, clippings, n.d.

Fd 35.1:          Alaska Native Claims, 1968-1969. Correspondence and reports, evidently for discussion purposes at THIA Executive Committee Meeting July 19-20, 1969; AFN comments on bills and, "Memorandum on Behalf of the Alaska Federation of Natives concerning the Powers Reserved By Congress (and Disclaimed by the State of Alaska) under Section 4 of the Statehood Act to Provide for an Overriding Royalty for, and other Land Rights in, the Natives of A1aska" by the Attorneys for the AFN, September 1969; also portions of bill or charter forming the "A1aska Native Development Corporation", n.d.

Fd 35.2:          1969 - Correspondence, memo by AFN regarding Native Land Rights, newspaper clippings.

Fd 35.3:          Revisions - AFN Bill, 1969 -1970.

Fd 35.4:          Executive Committee meeting July 19-20, 1969, Anchorage, handouts.

Box 4: Claims Lawsuits Records, 1946-1961. 41 files.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    1949 Attorney's report of Progress on Claims of Tlingit and Haida Indians; several copies.

Fd 2.1:            Attorney's contracts and reports, minutes.

Fd 2.2: Attorney's contracts, 1947; amendment of contracts; minutes of annual meetings - 1957, 1960, 1961; attorneys report of progress, 1959, resolutions of THIA re: attorneys contract, (originals and signed originals plus copies of contracts and resolutions); also correspondence Andrew Hope to Secretary of Interior and Weissbrodt to Hope, 1964; minutes, correspondence.

Fd 3:    Negatives of portions from the publication Reports of the U.S. Commissioner of Fisheries, with a cover note from William Paul, Jr. to James E. Curry.

Fd 4:    List of publications of University; Bureau of Fisheries reports - list; William Paul, Jr. - James E. Curry correspondence.

Fd 5:    Native opposition to fish traps - May 1924 issue of the Alaska Fisherman, news clippings, memorandum to the file.

Fd 6:    Hearings on claims of Natives of the towns of Hydaburg, Klawock, and Kake ... for protection of the commercial fisheries of Alaska, 1944.

Fd 7:    Petition of George White v. U.S. on the relation of the Koch-uddy clan; also copy of Congressional Record, May 25, 1949.

Fd 8:    Letter to the Secretary of War, the report of the Commander of the Department of Alaska upon the late bombardment of the Indian village at Wrangell, in that Territory March 21, 1870; report of Lieut. Washburn, Maynard, U.S. Navy on the subject of the Alaska seal fisheries, January 5, 1876; also St. Paul and St. George's Islands and the Alaska Comm Co., reference materials.

Fd 9:                St. Paul - legislative materials.

Fd 10:  Secretary of the Treasury report on the Salmon Fisheries of Alaska, January 19, 1893.

Fds 11-20:      Alaska and Alaska Fisheries, legislation, reports; late 1800's - early 1900's.

Fd 21:  William Paul, Jr. to James E. Curry, correspondence; also includes definition of Tlingit, by Peter C. Nielson, 1953; Indian Land Titles in Alaska, Frances Lopinsky, 1949; List of Alaska organizations, n.d.; comments of William Paul, Sr. concerning an Alaska Life article, 1948. Copies of historic correspondence of Jefferson Davis, U.S. Army Commander, Sitka, 1868-1870, detailing the conflict at Sitka and the Kake War of 1869.

Fd 22:  Resource materials for case 47900, notes by David Cobb.

Fd 23:  David Cobb notes.

Fd 24:  I.E. Weissbrodt working papers.

Fd 25:  Alaska Reference materials, including letter of Frank G. Johnson re: Tlingit Land Claims and Tee-Hit-Ton v. U.S. lawsuit; Pacific Northwest Quarterly, bibliography; William L. Paul, Sr. family history; "Attorney's evidence sheets", sent to William L. Paul, Jr. by Robert Cogo, of Craig, 1950; materials relating to fisheries, reserves, rights of Natives of Southeastern Alaska.

Fd 26:  "Outline of argument"; article or essay "Indian Land Titles in Alaska," April 5, 1949; U.S.A. vs. Libby, McNeill & Libby pleadings; Indian possessory rights, statement by James Starrish; correspondence.

Fd 27:              Statement of Mr. Charles S. Newton of Kake; ribbon copy, n.d.

Fd 28:  Statement of Fred Wallace; ribbon copy, n.d. 2 pp.

Fd 29:              Statement of Mrs. Willie Miller of Wrangell re: possessory rights.

Fd 30:  Photos by William L. Paul, Jr. with ribbon copy description of photos, 14 black and white 8 1/2 x 10".

Fd 31:  Fisheries in Alaska, articles, reports; Computation of damages in Court of Claims Actions, William Paul, Jr. to Curry, correspondence.

Fd 32:  Klukwan correspondence.

Fd 33:  Klukwan vs. U.S., law notes.

Fd 34:  Tee-Hit-Ton v. Olson, Depositions concerning traditional land use and ownership; by Matilda Paul Tamaree, William Tamaree, Nick Cash, Joseph Thomas, Mary Thomas, and Charlie Jones, 1943 .

Fd 35:              Statements of Natives of Teslin concerning land use and ownership, 1946.

Fd 36:              Alaska, government reports; "Plaintiffs proposed Exhibits, Vol. VI."

Fd 37:  Printed materials, copies of correspondence re: Alaska Government reports and hearings.

Fd 38.1-.4:      Printed materials re: to timber resources in Alaska. Notes, list of "Congressional Documents" for possible use in 47900. Draft memo re: Tlingit and Haida Trial on Issues Pertaining to Liability. (in which I.S. Weissbrodt describes the strategy behind 47900 for the information of expert witnesses.) Copies from J. G. Swan’s Russian America. Notes from phone conversation with Phillip Drucker, 1955.

Fd 39:  Excerpts re: Deep Bay from "Possessory Rights of the Natives of Southeastern Alaska" by Dr. Walter R. Goldschmidt and Theodore H. Haas, October 3, 1946; a report to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs; statements (ribbon copy) of Andrew Hope, George Lewis, Thomas Sanders re: lands, including Deep Bay.

Fd 40:  Oberg thesis, copy of list of defendant's exhibits; motion for 'Order under Rule 38(b), February 1956, (faint ribbon copy).

Fd 41:  Partial lists of Defendant's and Plaintiffs' Exhibits; one letter to I. E. Weissbrodt to U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Ralph E. Barney (47900 defendant's attorney).

Box 5: Claims Lawsuits Records, 1946-1959. 17 files.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    1948 – 1949. Correspondence, memos, between Curry and members of his staff, and William Paul, Jr. and others.

Fd 2.1: 1948 – 1949. Memos, correspondence between Curry and his staff, and William Paul, Jr. and Sr.

Fd 2.2: 1947 – 1949. Correspondence and memos between Curry's office and Alaska Native organizations re: Native issues.

Fd 3.1: 1948 – 1950. Newspaper clippings, correspondence from Curry's office and Native organizations.

Fd 3.2-.3:        1947 – 1949. Correspondence between Curry's office and staff, and William Paul, Jr. and Alaska Native organizations.

Fd 4:    Claims Affidavits, Photos. Includes: Ten 8 1/2 x 10" black and white photographs, negatives of records in the Recorder's office at Wrangell, re: land ownership in Wrangell area; Copy of a letter from H. Bradley to the Regional Forester, protesting destruction of Wrangell cemetery, 1938; Cover letter for eleven file folders, described as "may be material as evidence in the Tlingit-Haida Claims Case, being largely evidence which was presented or was to be presented in the case of U.S. v. Miller, 1948"; includes: list of Attorney's evidence sheets (note from interviews), statements; One 8 1/2 x 10" photo, Juneau, Willoughby Avenue, n.d.; U.S. v. Juneau Recording Precinct, et al, pleadings, ribbon copy; Testimony of William Kunz, six typed legal size pp., n.d.; and handwritten notes evidently from interviews with: Mrs. Henry Phillips (4 pp), Jake Cropley (8 pp), Jimmie Fox (6 pp), and Jimmie K. Hanson, October 8, 1947 (4 pp); also correspondence re: Kake land claims.

Fd 5:    Statements – Angoon. Statements of various individuals from Angoon, ribbon and copier copies. Statements usually include name, age of informant, birth place, home address or location, name of immediate relatives, clan, and description of lands used by family and informant. Includes Statements by: Andrew Gamble, Ike James, Paul James, Jimmy Johnson, Billy Jones, William Nelson, Peter Tom, Jimmy George and short or portions of statements by others. "Corrections and additions to possessory rights report of Theodore Haas and Dr. Walter R. Goldschmidt, by a special committee composed of about 15 men and women, ...of Angoon." n.d.

Fd 6:    Statements – Douglas. Includes Statements by: Thomas Bowman, Mrs. Jennie Klaney, Annie Rasmussen, Alexander Stevens.

Fd 7:    Statements – Haines. Includes Statements by: Jack David, Mrs. Patsy Davis, Paddy Goenette, Tom Johnson, Jesse Davis Kasko. Nine 8 1/2 x 10" photographs, black and white, of "memorial sites," with cover letter describing sites and their significance, from Leo Jacobs, Secretary of ANB Camp No.5, Haines, Alaska, April 16, 1948. Statements of other individuals - not from Haines: Mark Jacobs, James Starrish.

Fd 8:    Statements – Juneau. Includes Statements by: Jake Cropley, Mary D. Johnson, Mrs. Cecelia Kunz, William Kunz, Katie Matsu, Herbert Mercer, Dave Wallace, Mrs. Jessie Wilson, Lilly Yarkon, Henry Anderson, also shorter statements from other including: Frank Price of Sitka.

Fd 9:    Statements – Kake. Includes Statements by: Mr. Fred Friday, Mrs. Patty Skeek, Jessie Kadake, as translated by Henry Davis, Paterski, Shoutshon Stuteen, Chester James, Jesse Miller (from Wrangell), Seth Williams, Charles C. Newton.

Fd 10:  Statements – Hoonah. Includes Statements by: George Cartette, Albert Greenwald, Elsie Greenwald, Mrs. Lonnie Houston, Mrs. Oscar Williams, Mrs. Eliza Lawrence, Albert Jackson, Frank O. Williams, Mr. Kendall Williams, Mr. Mark Williams, James Young, Mr. Renner McKinley, Willie Ross, Annie Dick.

Fd 11:  Statements – Klukwan. Includes Statements by: Lee Donnelly, Laura Hotch, Victor Hotch, Charlie James, James King, Gus Klaney, James H. Lee, Susie Nasook, Mrs. Mildred Sparks, Archie Watson, James H. Willard, Mrs. Mary Willard.

Fd 12:  Statements – Saxman. Includes Statements by: Henry Denny, Mrs. Haldane, Frank Howard, Charles T. Johnson, James Starrish, Kaegan Williams.

Fd 13:  Statements – Sitka. Includes Statements by: Charles Bennett, Andrew Hope, George Lewis, Thomas Sanders, Ralph Young, Mrs. Amelia Cameron, also short statements by various other individuals (about 20 more). Map, 1871, copy, of Sitka Military Post.

Fd 14:  Statements – Ketchikan/ Includes Statements by Herbert J. Burton, Howard James, and Joseph Johns.

Fd 15:  Statements – Wrangell. Includes Statements by: Charles Borth, Herbert Bradley, James Bradley, Willis Hoagland, Thomas Ukas, approximately 20 "attorney's evidence sheets" from interviews.

Fd 16:  Statements – Yakutat. Includes Statements by: Chief Abraham, Harry Bremner, Mrs. Helen Bremner, Frank Dick, Jack Ellis, Sam George, Paul Henry, also attorney's evidence sheets, notes from interviews, with about 10 more people.

Fd 17.1-.4:      Alaska Native Claims - 1947 - 1963. Materials relating to land claims suits and proposed reserves for Shungnak and Unalakleet; ribbon copies correspondence Curry and Paul; typed statements and correspondence of villagers; some printed materials about Alaska; pleadings. The Native Village of Gamble vs. the U.S.; the Native village of Shungnak vs. U.S. Includes: July 1951, contract between Shungnak, William L. Paul, Jr. and J. E. Curry; National Congress of American Indians comments on U.S. 001 re: reserve at Shungnak; Transcript of hearings on proposed Kobuk Alaska Native Reservation held at Nome, Alaska, August 8, 1947, materials relating to ...Unalakleet.

Box 6: Claims Lawsuits Records, 1961. 4 files.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Auk-quan v. Kunz. Correspondence. State of Alaska v. Udall No. 23603. State of Alaska v. Nenana No. 23997

Fds 2.1-.2:      Forest and land appraisal - valuation data, notes, correspondence, 1960-1964. William A. Eastman, contract, and correspondence.

Fds 3.1-.2:      Robert Nathan & Associates, contract and correspondence.

Fds 4.1-.2:      Shenon & Full, Salt Lake City legal firm, contract and correspondence.

Box 7: Claims Lawsuits Records, 1948-1968. 8 files.Add to your cart.

Fds 1.1-.3:      Maps, six linear inches, survey plats, Ketchikan, Juneau, Douglas, Petersburg (1949-1962). Maps – plats. Juneau, Haines, Skagway. Official status plats - Haines Recording District. Opinion 47900. Maps and status plats - Sitka, Juneau, Wrangell, Ketchikan.

Fd 2:    Time record of A. L. Archibald; Tlingit and Haida, (1960), receipts. List of names and towns, (August 1961).

Fd 3:    “Plaintiffs Objections to Defendant’s proposed findings and reply to Defendant's objections to Plaintiffs proposed findings.”

Fd 4:    Memorandum of Law on Possessory Rights of Tlingit and Haida Indians," (February 1948), author, accompanied by letters from anthropologists, ethnologists; tables.

Fd 5:    Docket pleadings; 278, 278-A, 278-8.

Fd 6:    Seven (7) photo negatives of maps of Alaska.

Fd 7:    Docket 47900 - Valuation proceedings, notes, tables; drafts.

Fd 8:    Attorney's and President CCTHIA Reports regarding: Claims cases: June 9, 1954, October 31, 1957, October 28, 1959, November 19, 1959, November 1961, April 2, 1965, and July 13, 1968.

Box 8: Claims Lawsuits Records, 1957-1969. Docket 47900, Pleadings. 9 files.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Docket 47900 Pleadings. Defendants reply to plaintiffs exceptions to Report of Commissioner. Plaintiffs Proposed Findings of Facts. Evaluation of Tlingit and Haida Territory of Southeast Alaska; Vol. IV, Townsite and Settlement Land, Robert R. Nathan & Associates. Evidence in support of Plaintiffs Proposed Findings of Facts. Plaintiffs Reply Brief on Exceptions to Report of Commissioner. Pertaining to Amount of Recovery Plaintiffs Brief. Plaintiffs Testimony Vols. 6-9. Testimony for Plaintiffs and Defendant Vols. 10 and 14. Testimony for Defendant Vols. 11-13, also II. Afternoon session, II.

Fd 2:    Docket 47900 Pleadings. Plaintiffs Proposed Findings of Fact on amount of Recovery and other Issues. Plaintiffs Exceptions to the Report of the Commissioner. Evaluation of Tlingit and Haida Territory in Southeast Alaska, Vol. III, Fisheries, Robert R. Nathan & Associates. Plaintiffs Brief and Exceptions. Defendants Motion for Instructions to the Commissioner on the Issue of what are the Compensable Values in the Lands Herein Involved. Unbound ribbon copy Plaintiffs Objections to 70-3 Defendants. Proposed Findings and reply to Defendants Objections to Plaintiffs Proposed Findings.

Fd 3:    Docket 47900 Pleadings. Plaintiffs Reply Brief Plaintiffs Response to Defendants Motion for Instructions Filed Herein March 22, 1960. Evaluation …Vol. I, Summary of Findings and Valuation, R. R. Nathan & Associates. Evaluation ... Vol. II, General Economic Development, R. R. Nathan & Associates. Appraisal of Timber lands of Tlingit and Haida Territory in Southeast Alaska by William A. Eastman, Jr. An Evaluation Study of the Mineral Resources in the lands of the THIA as decided on October 7, 1959, Vol. II, III, IV and V, Shenon & Full.

Fd 4:    Docket 47900 Pleadings. Plaintiffs Reply to Defendants Objections to Plaintiffs Proposed Findings of Fact on Amount of Recovery and Other Issues and Objections to Defendants Requested Findings of Fact. Defendants Reply to Plaintiffs Exceptions to Report of Commissioner. Opinion, 1959. Report of Commissioner. Petition Defendants Exceptions and Brief. Plaintiffs Reply Brief. Report on Preliminary Research Study of Valuation of Fisheries in the Tlingit and Haida Case, November 1960, A. L. Archibald. Appraisal of Lands Claimed in 47900 - U.S. Department of Justice, Mark Miller. Opinion, 1968.

Box 9: Claims Lawsuits Records, No. 47900, 1942-1959.Add to your cart.
Box 9a: Claims Lawsuits Records, No. 47900, circa 1959.Add to your cart.
Plaintiffs' exhibits 137-400. There are several missing exhibits: 148, 158, 161-164, 167-173, 175-176, 190, 193, 195, 196, 266. (List of exhibits 137-179 in first file folder).
Box 9b: Claims Lawsuits Records, No. 47900, circa 1959.Add to your cart.
Plaintiffs' exhibits 401-509. There are several missing exhibits: 443 and possibly others. (List of exhibits not available).
Box 9c: Claims Lawsuits Records, No. 47900, circa 1959.Add to your cart.
Plaintiffs' exhibits 510-592. There are several missing exhibits: 520, 532-537, 542-548, 552, 554,556-568, 570, 572, 576. (List of exhibits not available).
Box 9d: Claims Lawsuits Records, No. 47900, circa 1959.Add to your cart.
Plaintiffs' exhibits 600-634. Includes volume of “Evaluation Study of the Mineral Resources of the Lands of the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska ...” by Shenon & Full Salt Lake City, Utah, September 1962.
Box 9e: Claims Lawsuits Records, No. 47900, circa 1959.Add to your cart.
Plaintiffs' Exhibit 190. Volume 6 and 7 of an Evaluation Study of the Mineral Resources of the Lands of the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska ... by Shenon & Full Salt Lake City, Utah,. September 1962. Volume 6 is a bound volume of U.S. Geological Survey Quadrangle maps of Southeast Alaska. Volume 7 is a bound volume of U.S. Bureau of Land Management Official Status Plats from files at Juneau, Alaska, showing all potential mining claims of records in Southeast Alaska to September 1961. Plaintiffs' Exhibit 59. A bound volume of U.S. Forest Service Timber Type Quadrangle maps of the Tongass National Forest.
Box 9f: Claims Lawsuits Records, No. 47900, circa 1959.Add to your cart.
Plaintiffs' Exhibit 599; 131 maps of Southeast Alaska. [currently at offsite storage center]
Box 9g: Claims Lawsuits Records, No. 47900, circa 1959.Add to your cart.
Plaintiffs' Exhibit 174; maps of Southeast Alaska showing the territory of the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska, map tube. [currently at offsite storage center]
Box 9h: Mylar and maps showing Tlingit and Haida territory.Add to your cart.
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Box 9i: Mylar and maps showing Tlingit and Haida territoryAdd to your cart.
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Box 10: Claims Lawsuits Records, Docket 47900.Add to your cart.
Defendants exhibits 20-154. There are a number of missing exhibits: 24, 133, 134, 139, 141, 143, 149-151. (Partial list of exhibits appended to inventory).
Box 11: Claims Lawsuits Records, Docket 274-B, 1972-1975.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:                Docket 278-B; List of Plaintiff's Exhibits, n.d.

Fd 2:                Docket 278-B; List of Plaintiff's Exhibits, n.d.

Fd 3-15:          Docket 278-B; Defendant's, Plaintiff's and petitioners exhibits. Fds include papers concerning the Bombardment of Angoon in 1882.

Fd 16:  Phillip Drucker report on Angoon Bombardment; correspondence, notes, 1972.

Fd 17:  Petition for attorney's fees, petition for reimbursement of expenses, copies of 1883 newspaper articles about bombardment (two items), plan for the use and distribution of Angoon judgment funds awarded in Docket 278-B before the Indian Claims Commission 1974-1975.

Fd 18:  Pleadings, including list of exhibits submitted by plaintiffs in support of motion for entry of final judgment in Docket 278-B, findings of fact on compromise settlement; also correspondence, 1973.

Fd 19:  Expenses, notes, 1974.

Fd 20:  Settlement, correspondence, 1974.

Fd 21:  “Possible exhibits, not sent to Phillip Drucker,” n.d.

Fd 22:  Angoon Bombardment, notes and correspondence, evidently from Curry files, 1952.

Fd 23:  "The Bombardment and Burning of Angoon, Alaska on October 26, 1882," by Phillip Drucker. Draft and final copy used as exhibit, n.d. Plaintiff's exhibits #25.

Fd 24.1-.2:      Plaintiff's exhibits, 2 through 16, originals and drafts, n.d.; List of Plaintiff's exhibits, 1-23. Plaintiff's exhibits, 17-24, n.d.

Fd 25.1-.2:      Plaintiff's exhibit, 25 - drafts of Drucker report, with Weissbrodt’s comments, n.d. Plaintiff's exhibits, 25 - drafts of Drucker report, n.d.

Fd 26:  1973 - Copies of exhibits sent to Drucker, including Gen. Davis letter to Secretary of War, January 7, 1870; Extracts from report of Gen. Howard, June 30, 1875; Extracts from reports of Captain L.A. Beardslee; Extracts from report of U.S. Naval Officer Cruising in Alaska waters; Copies of exhibits - Louis Shotridge and Florence Shotridge, Petroff, de Laguna, Olson, n.d.

Fd 27:  Typed copy of San Francisco Chronicle article, January 12, 1883.

Fd 28:  Xerox copies of various letters and reports re: Angoon bombardment and including Customs Bureau Special Agents' reports, Commanders' letters, resolution of the Portland, Oregon Board of Trade.

Fd 29:  Report on Population and Resources of Alaska at the Eleventh Census, 1899, copy; copies of excerpts from other reports and letters, also copy of statements by various elders of Angoon.

Fd 30:  Pleadings, drafts; correspondence 1970-1969.

Fd 31:  Research notes.

Fd 32:  Research notes.

Box 12: Claims Lawsuits Records, 47900, 278, and other, 1951-1972.Add to your cart.

Fd 1.1: Printed Materials Includes: 1970 Native Land Claims in Alaska, by W. C. Arnold; Report to the Secretary of Interior," by the Task Force on Alaska Native Affairs; ANCSA, Nomination of Governor.

Fd 1.2: Hearings, legislation; W.G. Hickel to the Secretary of the Interior, also pleadings in THIA v. U.S.A. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs on H.R. 3100, H.R. 7039 and H.R. 7432, May 3-7, 1951. Report to the Secretary of the Interior by the Task Force on Native Affairs, December 28, 1962.

Fd 1.3: Docket, 47900, 1967, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1971.

Fd 1.4: Report to the Secretary of the Interior by the Task Force of Indian Affairs, July 10, 1961. Hearings before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, January 15 18, 1969.

Fds 2.1-.2:      Valuation proceedings 1961-1962; various lawsuits, notes. S. 2969.

Fds 3.1-.2:      Pleadings Docket 278-A, ribbon and printed copies of pleadings, notes, 1968-1971.

Fds 4.1-.2:      Docket 278, pleadings, 1968. Docket 278, pleadings, correspondence, 1952-1958.

Fd 5:    Motion to Dismiss Docket 278 and 278-A, correspondence, resolutions of THIA, notes, 1968-1972.

Fd 6:    Docket 278, Petitions, 1968-1973.

Fds 7.1-.3:      Alaska printed and xeroxed materials, 1972. Includes: "American Indians and Their Federal Relationship," BIA publication, 38 pp. 1972; Indian Rights in Columbia River Reservoir; 1975 Sealaska Annual Report; CCTHITA, 1973; pleadings Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope v. Atlantic Richfield Co., et al. Hearings 94th Congress 1st Session on S. 1824, to enroll certain Alaska Natives for benefits under ANCSA, S. 2384, pertaining to land conveyance, 1975-1976.

Fds 8.1-.3:      ANCSA - Hearings, copies of correspondence, notes, THIA resolutions, 1976-1977. Includes: Congressional Record February 1, 1968; itemization of expenses advanced and paid by attorneys on behalf of THIA Docket 47900; Resolutions of 1977 THIA Annual Meeting, R.F. Allan notes; plats and maps; Report to accompany S. 1830, June 11, 1970; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971; correspondence CCTHITA to U.S. Senators; correspondence R.F. Allan to I.S. Weissbrodt, 1970-1971.

Fds 9.1-.2:      Printed and xeroxed materials 1969-1976, relating to various Indian lawsuits: Mescalero Apache, Sioux, ANCSA, Chugach Native Association and Chugach Natives, Inc. v. CCTHIA and Sealaska; also amendments to ANCSA; hearings Hawaiian Native Land Claims.

Fds 10.1-.3:    Printed and xeroxed materials 1976, 1978. Includes: Defendants motion to dismiss and supporting memorandum in U.S. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., et al, Amendments to ANCSA, hearing 94th Congress 1st Session, ANCSA Attorney Expense Claims, pleadings.

Box 13: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1967-1976.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    "Implementing the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act," Robert R. Nathan & Associates, 1972, (Spiral bound soft cover). Natural History Magazine, 1976 calendar "Northwest Coast Indians and Their Art."

Fd 2:    "Basic Documents" Rules of Election, 1966. Constitution, 1969, 1973. Regulations for Absentee Voting Procedures (BIA-JAO) 1966. Statement of Plans for the Use of Tlingit and Haida Funds; 1968, 1969. Also drafts, notes, correspondence Jurisdictional Act of 1935.

Fd 3:    1979-1980. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Interior and Insular Affairs H.R. 89th Congress 1st Session on H.R." 874 to amend the Act of June 19, 1935, relating to the THIA, March 12, 25, 26 and April 8, 1965, Washington, D.C.; Newspaper clippings, speeches, copies of related legislation, lawsuits, "Original Indian Title," by Felix S. Cohen, Minnesota Law Reviews, December 1947; letter Ray Paddock to James S. Abourezk, outlining documentary history of CCTHITA, April 1977.

Fd 4:                Newspaper clippings (6 items).

Fd 5:                1980 - Drafts, I.S. Weissbrodt address to CCTHIA Annual Meeting.

Fd 6:    "Native Rights" Legislative materials, newspaper clippings, correspondence, news releases (USDOI), 1967-1969; Congressional record, 90th Congress 1st Session, June 26, 1967; S. 2020 90th Congress 1st Session, June 26, 1967; A bill conferring jurisdiction upon the U.S. Court of Claims to adjudicate in claims of (Alaska Natives).

Fd 7:    1977 - Draft American Indian Policy Review Commission (AIPRC), Report, comments on Alaska Section by: American Indian Rights Fund, CCTHITA, Chris McNeil, Jr.; Draft paper by John Borbridge: Native Alaskan-Federal Relationship; Contract Weissbrodt & Weissbrodt and U.S. Senate (Consulting - AIPRC) January 1975; Congressional Record February 4, 1977, Reprint of "American Indian Tribal Self Government in the Federal System: Inherent Right or Congressional License?"

Fds 8.1-2:        Congressional Record, 1967-1968; pamphlets; “The Tale of the Two Totem," “The Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts of Alaska," "Answers to Your Questions About American Indians"; Ribbon copy, "Some Notes and Thoughts re: Evaluation of Tlingit and Haida "Territory," no author, August 21, 1961; newspaper clippings, testimony of J. Borbridge re: Native Land Claims; copies of correspondence, 1968; Public Land Law Review Commission press release re: Alaska Land, n.d. Legislative materials: THIA and Harry Douglas, et al., Intervenors v. the U.S.; ANCSA of 1970; THIA v. U.S.; decided October 7, 1959; Russian Administration of Alaska and the status of the Alaskan Natives, L.C. report to Congress April 6, 1950.

Fd 9:    Pleadings in lawsuits: Alaska v. Udall; State of Alaska v. Native Village of Nenana. Alaska v. Hickel, brief for respondents in opposition. Alaska v. Udall, petition for a Writ of Certiorari. Reply to respondents opposition to Certiorari. Brief for the Secretary of Interior. Brief in opposition for respondent Native Village of Nenana. Alaska v. Nenana, Brief of the Amicus Curiae, AFN Brief of the State of Alaska. Reply brief of the Native Village of Alaska. Brief of the Native Village of Nenana.

Fd 10:  1963/1964/1966. Paul v. Nauska, et al; copies of correspondence, pleadings, notes, Tlingit and Haida Claims Committee meeting April 1941, minutes.

Fd 11:  Verne Ray report, printed materials, 1980. Includes: “The Archaeology of Alaska and the Peopling of America," Science magazine, August 1980; copy of memo of Verne Ray re: Temporal and geographic origins of the Native populations of the Northwest Coast of America, August 1980; bibliography of materials relating to NWC art and ethnology, annotated, handwritten (Verne Ray); xerox copies of various articles pertaining to Alaska, Alaska Land Bridges; 1980.

Fd 12:              Paul v. Nauska, pleadings, 1964/1965.

Fd 13:  Correspondence, CCTHIA September 1968, February 1969. Includes: President's report to Central Council October 1968 with financial report.

Fd 14:              ANCSA, Section 20-&, Native Association Costs, pleadings, 1972.

Fd 15:  Alaska Natives and the Land by the Federal Field Committee for development planning in Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska October 1968. (Moved to Alaska Reference file, not microfilmed.)

Fd 16:  "Tee-Hit-Ton v. U.S."; transcript of record, brief of the U.S. Appellee, Brief of the Appellant, reply Brief of Appellant, correspondence.

Box 14: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1972-1976.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:                The Alaska Native Management Report, 1973-1976, original and xerox copies.

Fds 2.1-.3:      Constitutions and By-Laws of 17 villages and communities of Southeast Alaska; Annual Meeting, April 11-12, 1976, Wrangell; reports, resolutions, budget review, audited and un-audited financial statements, minutes of community council meetings, lists of delegates, notes. 

Fds 3.1-.2:      ANCSA Pleadings-Fees "Tlingit and Haida Docket No. N-4 20(g) Claim File 1" Includes: AFN Board of Directors meetings, minutes, correspondence, pleadings; 1969-1971.

Fds 4.1-.2:      ANCSA Pleadings-Fees 1972-1975 "Tlingit and Haida Docket No. N-4 20(g) Pleadings File 2" pleadings, correspondence (R.F. Allan).

Fd 5:                Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority, report 1973, correspondence, 1971-1975.

Box 14a: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1972-1976.Add to your cart.

Fd 6:                ANCSA, Docket No. N-4 Section 20(g); extra copies, notes, drafts, 1973.

Fd 7:    ANCSA - Native Association Claims Section 20(g) (other than Central Council), pleadings, correspondence, 1975.

Fd 8:                S. 3157, Indian Self-Determination - Government contracting with Indian Tribes, 1972.

Fd 9:    American Indian National Bank, general file, 1974.

Fd 10:              "ANF, Inc.," copies of minutes, correspondence, by-laws, 1972-1973.                   

Fd 11:              Alaska Native Foundation, two items, 1972.

Fds 12.1-.3:    ANCSA - Speeches and Statements by John Borbridge, 1969-1971; AFN Constitution and By-Laws, copy, 1967; Jones Act - notes.

Fd 13.1-.2:      Indian Self-Determination and other legislation relating to Indians, 1972-1973; ANCSA Extinguishment of rights and claims issue, correspondence; Delaware Nation Claims, notes; Angoon Bombardment - Docket 278-B, George Emmons I manuscripts on shamanism, and on war and peace, of Tlingit, received from de Laguna; general file South Boundary - Salt River Indian Reservation.

Fd 14:              Tlingit and Haida investment of funds, 1972-74.

Box 15: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1973-1976.Add to your cart.

Fds 1.1-.3:      Executive Committee meetings (1975), minutes; Annual Meeting (1975), minutes, reports, resolutions, correspondence.

Fd 2:    Projects file includes: “Report of Manpower Survey Concerning the Impact of the 1975 Salmon Fishery Failure on the Residents of the Communities of: Yakutat, Klukwan, Haines, Hoonah, Angoon, Kake, Craig, Klawock, and Hydaburg,1I "Proposal to Identify Tourism Investment Potentials in Southeastern Alaska," (1973); Economic Development Administration Tlingit and Haida Development Planning Project - Final Grant Report, 1972; Communications Proposal, the Ford Foundation (1972).

Fd 3:                Tlingit and Haida of Canada, correspondence.

Fd 4:    BIA Commissioner's Banking Committee - Report on the American Indian National Bank.

Fd 5:    Tlingit and Haida Program for the Elderly, survey of living conditions (1975), correspondence.

Fd 6:                Fiscal (1973) correspondence.

Fd 7:    Economic Development Administration, Tlingit and Haida Community Development Program, correspondence; Executive Committee Meeting (December 1971), minutes.

Fd 8:    Tlingit and Haida Local Development Corporation - Real Property Purchases, contract (1975).

Fd 9:                Rules of Election (1970).

Fd 10:  Constitution, adopted April 26, 1969.

Fd 11:              Constitution Committee, correspondence; Constitution (1973).

Fd 12:  Executive Committee Meetings - Fiscal (1973), minutes.

Fd 13:              Executive office organization, position descriptions.

Fd 14:              Personnel Manual.

Fd 15:  President's Report (1973).

Fd 16:              Central Council Attorney's fees, report (1975).

Fd 17:              ANCSA - Attorneys' fees, Weissbrodt & Weissbrodt petition.

Fd 18:              Local Development Corporation, correspondence (1973).

Fd 19:  BIA Southeast Agency Contract - 2, CCTHIA tribal governing body status, history (1972).

Fds 20.1-.3:    BIA takeover – Southeast Agency Management Agreement 1.

Fds 21.1-.2:    Tlingit and Haida Credit Union, Board meeting 1973, minutes; resolutions to form, correspondence. Enrollment, one item.

Fds 22.1-.2:    Saxman Community, correspondence, two items. Glacier Bay Proposal, correspondence, minutes, notes (1971-1972).

Fd 23:  Seattle Community Council, proposal for tribal status, Purchasing Association proposal, William L. Paul, Sr. et al v. Washington Chapter of Tlingit and Haida, correspondence (1975).

Fd 24:              Annual Meeting, Craig (1974), reports, resolutions, minutes.

Fd 25:  Annual Meeting, Juneau (1973), reports, resolutions, minutes

Box 15a: CCTHITA Administrative Records, 1973-1976.Add to your cart.

Fd 26:              Angoon Bombardment - Judgment Docket 278-B, correspondence.

Fd 27:              Tlingit and Haida Special Convention (1972) Wrangell; resolutions, minutes, reports.

Fd 28:  Economic Development Administration, CCTHIA Office of Development Planning status report, 1975.

Fd 29:              Economic Development Corporation - draft, charter, notes.

Fd 30:              ASHA Housing Contract, draft, correspondence, 1972.

Fd 31:              Docket 278-B Drucker Contract, correspondence, 1972.

Fd 32:  Southeast Agency Contract #2.

Fd 33:              Fisheries Committee, correspondence.

Fd 34:              Tlingit and Haida (GC) Accounts - General.

Fd 35:              Budget and Accounting Fiscal 1974.

Fd 36:              Budget and Accounting Fiscal 1973.

Fd 37:              Budget and Accounting Fiscal 1972.

Fds 38.1-.2:    Budget and Accounting Fiscal 1971.

Fd 39:  Tlingit and Haida Central Council Guarantee of Loan from National Bank of Alaska to AFN.

Fd 40:              Housing Down Payment Loan Program.

Fd 41:              Tlingit and Haida ANCSA - State Legislation.

Fds 42.1-.2:    Tlingit and Haida ANCSA Regional Corporations General. Tlingit and Haida (GC) Matter Pertaining to ANCSA.

Fd 43:  Tlingit & Haida voucher expenses, R. F. Allen trips.

Fd 44:              Attorneys· Conference - ANCSA, 1972.

Fd 45:  Legislation.

Fd 46:  CCTHIA meeting, Anchorage, 1970.

Fd 47:              Tlingit and Haida Central Council - Petersburg Meeting April 19-22, 1972.

Fd 48:              Tlingit and Haida Education Project HEW.

Fd 49:  Tlingit and Haida Central Council - Newsletters.

Fds 50.1-.2:    Tlingit and Haida Judgment Fund; Distribution - Act of July 13, 1970 - Legislative materials.

Fd 51:              Tlingit and Haida Central Council - Life Insurance - Minutes of Executive Committee.

Box 16: CCTHITA Alaska Administrative Records, 1975.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:                Petition to recover CCTHIA Costs in Pursuing ANCSA 1972.

Fd 2:    Materials relating to National Tribal Chairman Association v. Abourezk; correspondence, 1975.

Fds 3.1-.2:      Southeast Agency – BIA. Correspondence of USDOI, Southeast Agency, CCTHIA, Goldbelt, BIA, R.F. Allan; also excerpts, working papers, copies of contract (CCTHIA with BIA), 1975; Review Committee Report by CCTHIA and BIA; Southeast Indian Education Meeting, report, minutes, 1976.

Box 17: CCTHITA – Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act records, 1952-1972.Add to your cart.

Fds 1.1-.2:      Correspondence of R.F. Allan and I.S. Weissbrodt, with U.S. Congressmen, John Borbridge, Jr. and attorneys Kenneth Bass and Edward Weinberg; Alaska Native Claims correspondence of THIA, notes and drafts; S. 35 Section 23, Subsections (u) and (v) comments; Native Allotments, correspondence. Minutes of meetings: Governor Egan, Attorney General Havelock and Barry Jackson, February 19, 1971; AFN Board of Directors meeting, January 22, 1971.

Fds 2.1-.5:      Correspondence May 1970 - December 31, 1970. Printed materials; LIFE article, April 10, 1970; AFN publication "Deadline for Justice"; SE Alaska Empire, September 21, 1969, Tundra Times article, copy. "Amendment of Public Land Order 4582" R.F. Allan, draft, November 19, 1970. Withdrawal of Arctic Slope Native Association from AFN, draft letter R.F. Allan to Wickwire, November 17, 1970, correspondence between attorneys, CCTHITA and attorneys. AFN Board of Directors meeting, October 27, 1970, minutes; possible lifting of land freeze, correspondence, notes.

Fd 3:    CCTHIA, John Borbridge, Jr., lobbying activities; quarterly reports for 1969-1970, correspondence, notes, drafts.

Fd 4:                Articles of Incorporation for AFN, a non-profit corporation, January 1970, public notice.

Director's report AFN-12 Regional Task Force, February 7, 1972. Copy Professional Services Agreement, December 1971, AFN, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wyman, et al.

Fd 5:    AFN and AFN Charitable Trust 1970-1972. AFN and Confederated Bands and Tribes of Yakima Indian Nation Loan Agreement, correspondence; AFN appointment of Deputy Director, AFN Charitable Trust Meeting, technical assistance in finances.

Fd 6:    AFN Charitable Trust - 1969-1970. Ford Foundation grant, 1969-1970; correspondence, grant proposal.

Fd 7:                Copies of Alaska Statehood Act and Organic Act of 1884.

Fds 8.1-.2:      AFN correspondence 1969-1970. Strategy in pursuing land claims settlement, also hiring of Goldberg, and his resignation; copies of correspondence and telegrams among attorneys and various Alaska Native leaders. Land claims, AFN position paper, June 20, 1969; AFN Board meeting, May 24, 1969, minutes.

Fd 9:    AFN News clippings. Boyko allegations and Goldberg resignation; Copies of news clippings from various Alaska newspapers, May-June 1969.

Fds 10.1-.2:    Copies of excerpts of materials generated by the Federal Field Committee on Development Planning in Alaska (FFCDPA). Comments of Senator Ted Stevens on draft of FFCDPA publication “Alaska Natives and the Land,” 1969.

Fd 11:  Copies of statutory authority of State of Alaska to select lands under Statehood Act, other materials concerning land withdrawals (Klukwan, Tanana) 1956, 1961, 1962.

Fd 12:  Land Claims, AFN statement, undated.

Fd 13:              Land claims, draft statement by Borbridge, n.d.

Fd 14:  Land claims report to Executive Committee and Delegates of the CCTHIA, by John Borbridge; May 13, 1968, also July 13, 1968, report. Alaska Native Land Rights, Statement to Senate Subcommittee by John Borbridge, July 11, 1968. New York Times Magazine, article on Alaska Native Claims.

Fds 15.1-.3:    Lobbying; notes, correspondence. “Suggested Questions to Governor Hickel pertaining to Alaska Native Land Claims.” A few items concerning the press and the need to get news out to media. AFN typed open letter to Hickel, January 1969.

Fd 16:              Allakaket v. Hickel, pleadings, newspaper clippings, correspondence, March-April 1970.

Fd 17:  Alaska Native Claims - Printed Materials. Articles, AFN publications, other materials re: land claims (labeled P.R. File). “The Case of the Alaskan Native,” Civil Rights Digest, Summer 1969. “Native Alaska: Deadline for Justice," AFN, Anchorage, Alaska 1970. "Alaska Native Land Rights," Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc., NY, NY 1970.

Fd 18:  News article about Emil Notti, Nov. 1969.

Fd 19:  Alaska Printed Materials. "Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska - The Eskimo of St. Michael," Vol. 13, No.2, December 1966. “Journal of the West,” Alaska Purchase Centennial Number, Vol. VI, No.3, July 1967. “Alaska Sportsman," August 1967.

Fd 20:  Alaska Printed Materials - 1969-1970. Washington Post articles, April 1970. “ANLC A Review of the Legal History and of the Proposed Solutions,” Library of Congress, Legislative Reference Service, March 28, 1969. Copy of paper "Alaska Land Problems,” by Donald L. Simasko, ILL. Simasko Oil & Gas Properties, 1969.

Fd 21:  Alaska Native Claims - "Important Statements” Printed Materials - 1969-1971. Speeches, position papers, remarks by John Borbridge, Willie Hensley, Emil Notti, Senator Walter Mondale, Senator Edward Kennedy, also Barry Goldwater, also Congressional Record clippings, November 26, 1969, and “Sharing the Wealth of Alaska - The Oil Rush," William Wyant, Jr., The New Republic, February 14, 1970.

Fd 22:  Preliminary right-of-way application concerning the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, copies; also materials concerning rights of way across Indian lands.

Box 17a: CCTHITA – Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act records, 1952-1972.Add to your cart.

Fds 23.1-.4:    Alaska Native Claims - 1971-1972. Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) - AFN comments; 001 hearings 91st Congress 1st Session, Senate Hearings on the Status of the Proposed Trans-Alaska Pipeline, September 9, 1969, Part 1, 2, and 3; also pleadings Allakaket et al. v. Hickel; draft EIS, January 1971; notes, news clippings. Congressional Record April 5, 1972, March 24, 1971, March 9, 1971, March 22, 1971, March 8, 1971. "TAPS: The Unanswered Questions," Sierra Club Bulletin, January 1972.

Fd 24:  Original file folder labeled "Charles Edwardsen", contains two papers, one addressed to the AFN, the other a draft letter to Hickel, no author or date.

Fd 25:  Alaska - Ecology 1954, 1956. Caribou herds, ecology; notes and copied materials, three items. Copy excerpts from "preliminary Investigation of the Barren Ground Caribou," A. W. Banfield, Canada, Department of Natural Resources, 1954. Notes on "Range, Movements, Population, and Food Habits of the Steese-Forty Mile Caribou Herd," Ronald O. Skoog. (M.S. thesis, University of Alaska, 1956).

Fd 26:  Alaska Attorney’s correspondence - Barry Jackson, of Jackson & Fenton, concerning Alaska Native Claims, to other attorneys, Governor Miller, interior Alaska Villages, AFN, Secretary of Interior Hickel, Commissioner Department of Natural Resources, Alaska, copies of correspondence, 1968-1970.

Fd 27:              Copies of correspondence of Barry Jackson with other attorneys, February-March 1971.

Fd 28:  Ribbon copies of land claims cases of various Alaska villages presented before the Indian Claims Commission by attorneys McCutcheon, Groh & Benkert, also copies of correspondence of Fred Paul & Cliff Groh, 1968-1969.

Fd 29:  Alaska Attorneys correspondence 1968-1970. Copies of correspondence of Fred Paul, including “The Problem of Settling the Alaska Native Land Claims as viewed by the Eskimos of the North Slope," by Frederick Paul, 1969; correspondence with other attorneys, AFN, U.S. Senators, President-elect Nixon, Arctic Slope Native Association, I.S. Weissbrodt. Statement of Frederick Paul before the Senate Committee, February 1, 1968. Statement of AFN relating to Walter J. Hickel on his nomination as Secretary of the Interior, January 1969.

Fd 30:              Copy, one letter William Paul, Sr. to BLM, 001, January 18, 1966.

Fd 31:  Claims,. legislation - 1953-1957. H.R. 8190, June 17, 1957, 85th Congress 1st Session; H.R. 11986, June 27, 1956, 84th Congress 2nd Session; H.R. 1921, January 19, 1953, 83rd Congress 1st Session; Proposed revision of H.R. 1921, August 12, 1953.

Fd 32:              List of Alaska attorneys compiled by Barry Jackson, March 1971.

Fd 33:              Southeast Forest - BLM timber cutting; notes, copies of correspondence, 1969.

Fd 34:              Southeast Alaska Tongass Forest Escrow fund, legislation, 1956.

Fd 35:  Oil and gas leasing in lands withdrawn by Executive Order for Indian purposes in Alaska (Tyonek), USDOI Solicitor's comments on issue to Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Fd 36:  Curry correspondence; 1950-1953, 1960. Materials from Curry files; pleadings concerning the Nisgah Indians, correspondence.

Fds 37.1-.2:    Pleadings for cases concerning Alaska Native Land Rights in the Supreme Court of the United States, 1962: No. 326 Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Island Reservation, Appellant, vs. Egan, Governor of Alaska, et al. No. 327 Organized Village of Kake, et al, appellants, vs. Egan, Governor of Alaska. Also Supreme Court reports; excerpts of cases above and Miller vs. U.S.

Fd 38:              Docket #187, Natives of Chitina, Alaska (3 items); notes, correspondence, 1966.

Box 18: CCTHITA – Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act records, 1967-1969.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Alaska Native Land Claims - 1967-1968. USDOI June 15, 1971, letter accompanying a bill to settle the land claims of Alaska Natives; S. 1964, June 16, 1967; Hearings on H.R. 11213, H.R. 15049 and H.R. 17129, July 11, 1968; S. 2690, November 22, 1967. Copy, First Draft December 21,1967, "For inclusion in Federal Legislation: Title I, Alaska Native Township Grants," by Drafting Committee, Governor's Task Force on Native Land Claims, submitted by Barry Jackson, USDOI Office of Secretary to Governor Hickel letter re: Alaska Native Claims, dated August 10, 1967; USDOT News Release, June 16, .1967; S. 2020, June 26, 1967; S. 1690, Congressional Record, AFN bill, USDOI bill.

Fds 2.1-.4:       Alaska Native Claims - 1968. Congressiona1 Record - Senate, February 1, 1968, July 18, September 12, October 9, 1968; USDOI bill proposed in lieu of H.R. 11213 or H.R. 15049, dated April 30, 1968; Alaska State H.B. No. 672 to encourage and facilitate final settlement of Alaska Native Land Claims, March 6, 1968; Report of the Governor's Task Force on Native Land Claims, January 10-16, 1968. AFN proposal to amend Secretary Udall's proposal of April 30, 1968; Task Force Commentary on State draft Alaska Native Claims Act of January 24, 1968; State Action to Encourage Federal Passage of Bill - (Legislative bill) draft 1968. Testimony, Barry W. Jackson; Table of Contents to federal bill; A bill ... 1968, savaged copy; Commentary to Federal Alaska Native Claims Act, 1968; Statement: John Sackett, Ruby; Witness list. Statements concerning H.R. 11213, H.R. 15049, H.R. 17129, S. 3586, Alaska Native Claims, by the following: John Borbridge, Jr., President THIA; State Representative Willie Hensley; Charles Edwardsen, Jr.; Governor Hickel; U.S. Representative Alaska Howard R. Pollock; Mrs. Laura Bergt, State Task Force; Flore Lekanof, AFN; Secretary of Interior, Udall; Donald R. Wright, AFN and CINA; Clifford J. Groh, Attorney AFN; Emil Notti, President AFN, July 1968.

Fd 3:    Alaska Natives Claims - 1968 Legislation: H.R. 11213, H.R. 15049; H.R. 17129; S. 2906; S. 3586; S. 2690.

Fd 4:    Alaska Native Claims - 1968 Legislation Senate Report September 11, 1968, National American Indian and Alaska Natives Policy Resolution, Calendar No. 1520; Hearing before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs H.R. 90th Congress 2nd Session; H.R. 11213, H.R. 15049;H.R. 17129; Hearing held July 11, 1968; Hearings S. 1830, 91st Congress 1st Session; Hearings, 90th Congress 2nd Session on S. 2906, S. 1964, S. 2690, and S. 2020, February 8, 9, 10, 1968, Part 2, July 12, 1968.

Fds 5.1-.2:       Alaska Native Claims - 1968 Legislation S. 1830, April 15, 1969 (2) S. 3041, October 16, 1969 (2) H.R. 10193, April 16, 1969 H.R. 13142, July 28, 1969 Draft Bill 1969; Congressional Record February 18, April 15, April 16, April 18, April 29, May 12, October 6, October 23, November 26, December 19, 1969.

Fds 6.1-.2:       Alaska Native Claims - 1969 Legislation Hearings on S. 1830, August 7-8, 1969, April 29, 1969, 91st Congress 1st Session. Hearings on H.R. 13142 and H.R. 10193, August 4, 5, 6, and September 9, 1969, 91st Congress 1st Session.

Fds 7.1-.3:       Alaska Native Claims - 1969 Legislation, Testimony. Van Ness to Senate Committee, memo re: April 25, 1969 Hearings "Comparative Analysis of Land Settlement Proposals submitted to the 91st Congress 1st Session,1I Federal Field Committee for Development Planning in Alaska, October 1969; Alaska S. Bill 152, 6th Legislation 1st Session, An Act relating to bidding procedures for oil and gas leases, February 14, 1969; Statements, Testimony re: H.R. 10193 by Helen Fry, U.S. Air Force; Department of Agriculture; USDOI Secretary of Interior; re: S. 1830, Joseph Fitzgerald; Federal Field Committee for Development Planning in Alaska; Western Oil and Gas Association; USDOI Assistant Secretary of Interior; Max Barash, Attorney for ten Canadian companies, Arthur J. Goldberg, Attorney, AFN; Tom Joseph, CA Indian; Department of Treasury, August 1969. Also, USDOI draft bill, April 1969. Witness list, August 7, 1969, August 4,5, 1969. AFN press release August 7, 1969; statement, n.d. Memorandum from Weissbrodt on AFN's position on Alaska Land Claims Settlement, August 4, 1969. Congressional Record August 8, 1969; notes, pamphlets. Also transcript, "Sixty Minutes," segment on Alaska and Indians, dated September 16, 1969.

Fd 8:    Alaska Native Claims - 1969 Legislation Hearings: H.R. 13142, H.R. 10193, H.R 14212, held in Anchorage and Fairbanks, October 17-18, 1969, 91st Congress 1st Session Hearings: H.R. 13142, H.R. 10193, 91st Congress 1st Session.

Fds 9.1-.2:       Alaska Native Claims – 1969 Lazarus' bill, draft, received October 15, 1969. Second draft August 1, 1969, third draft August 12, 1969; notes, drafts also estimated population Southeast Alaska.

Fd 10:  Alaska Native Claims - 1969 Testimony AFN position papers, received April 2, 1969; U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, speech May 4, 1969, before the Association on American Indian Affairs; N.Y. Times clipping April 30, 1969. Testimony before U.S. Senate Committee by: Emil Notti, AFN; Joseph Fitzgerald, Federal Field Committee on Development Planning in Alaska; Louis Clapper, National Wildlife Federation; U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson; Bureau of the Budget; Alaska Sportsmen's Council; USDOI, draft bill. April 29, 1969.

Fd 11:  Alaska Native Claims; Hickel nomination hearings, 1969. Xerox typed diary, December 27 - January 7, 1969 (author?). AFN to W.J. Hickel open letter re: continuance of land freeze, January 7, 1969; News clippings, news release of AFN, both re: Hickel; "Suggested Questions to Governor Hickel pertaining to Alaska Native Land Claims" (author?); Statement No.1 re: Hickel's opposition to Udall's land freeze Statement on behalf of AFN, n.d.; Letter to Sheila Turner to Senator Jackson re: Trial of Richard Mueller/Attitude of Governor Hickel, January 11, 1969.

Box 19: CCTHITA – Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act records, 1970.Add to your cart.

Fds 1.1:          Committee Print, March 30, 1970. 6 copies, savaged. Handwritten notes, comments; typed and xerox copies, "Suggested Changes," also "Provisions for Native Subsistence Uses," April 17, 1970; Amendments to Sections 9 and 19 to restore mineral potential lands.

Fd 2:    Committee Print, April 28, 1970. S. Report No. 91, a bill to provide for final settlement of all-rand claims of Alaska Natives and for other purposes, April 1970; 2 copies, savaged, Rich Allan; Explanation of changes proposed by AFN.

Fds 3.1-.2:      Committee Print, April 28, 1970. Draft comments of AFN, May 1, 1970, May 6, 1970. Master copy "Changes in Senate Committee Print of April 28 proposed by working group of attorneys on behalf of AFN", attached to "changes made with respect to Sections 13-17, and 23 of Committee Print, April 28 plus a memo re: those changes that are not self-explanatory" Jim Wickwire, May 5, 1970, comments, Ed Weinberg, May 4, 1970; miscellaneous suggested changes, drafts, copies of sections with handwritten notes.

Fds 4.1-.2:      Committee Print, May 12, 1970. S., a bill to provide for the final settlement ...; note,

Weinberg to Weissbrodt dated May 21, 1970, attached to "section-by-section analysis of sections 1-4; 18-21; 24; and 28-31"; letter of RF Allan to Arthur Lazarus, dated May 19, 1970, accompanying "Analysis of section 23 of Committee Print, May l2, 1970.11 xeroxed copy of bill with corrections and changes, Ma) 1970, also bill dated June 1, 1970.

Fd 5:    Tearsheets from Congressional Record re: Committee Print, May 12, 1970; June 4, June 12, June 15, 1970. Letter Ramsey Clark, AFN to Senator Jackson, May 8, 1970. Letter Ramsey Clark, AFN to Senator Burdetts. Letter Ed Weinberg, to William Van Ness, Special Counsel - Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, June 3, 1970. Comments AFN - Committee Print, April 28, 1970. Letter Weinberg to Van Ness with list of technical changes, May 21, 1970. Letter Weinberg to Hopson, AFN, May 28, 1970. Analysis of S. 1571 - H.R. 7432, April 26, 1971. Letter Weinberg to Van Ness, October 18, 1971.

Fd 6: Congressional Record March 31, 1970, July 15, 1970; Alaska Native Land Claims, Senate, House - Handwritten calendar of legislative history.

Fd 7:    Excerpt from Congress iana1 Record April 30, 1971. "The Conference on H.R. 10367 and the Tlingit and Haida Indians" Position paper re: Need for Settlement (author?), June 8, 1970; "Analysis of Adm's Alaska Native Claims Settlement Bill (S. 1571, H.R. 7432) April 26, 1971"; "Exhibit VIII" comments on H.R. 10367; "Comments of AFN on the eleven points in Chr. Aspinall's opening statement,” May 4, 1971; Testimony, Secretary of Interior before Senate Committee, April 29, 1971; Ana 1ys is of Committee Print #2 as reported by H.R. Subcommittee, August 4,1971.

Fd 8:    Alaska Native Claims - 1968, 1969 - Land Freeze USDOI Public Land Order - Alaska Withdrawal of Public Lands, January 17, 1969; USDOI Press Releases, January 17, 1969, December 11, 1968; Memo, Commissioner of Indian Affairs to BLM, Anchorage, Fairbanks re: application for withdrawal of unreserved lands in Alaska, December 1968. AFN letter to Udall re: withdrawal of public lands, December 13, 1968; .secretary of Interior news release re: Udall land freeze.

Fds 9.1-.2:      S. 835 - February 17, 1971 - copy of bill. S. 35 - Revision of bill, January 25,1971 and October 21, 1971. H.R. 10367 - August 4, 1971, September 28, 1971 (amendments included), November 2, 1971. S. 1571 - April 19, 1971.

Fd 10:  Excerpts from Congressional Record; July 14, 1970 (2 copies), July 15, 1970 (2 copies), February 20, 1970, statements in support of Native Claims and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1970.

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Fds 1.1-.2:      Alaska Legislation S. 50 and S. 224, Senate, 83rd Congress 1st Session, Hearings on Alaska, August 1953; S. 49, S. 399, S. 402, Senate 84th Congress 1st Session, February 1955; H.R. 206, H.R. 1808, H.R. 80th Congress 1st Session, April l974. H.R. 331 and S. 2036, Senate 81st Congress 2nd Session – to provide for admission of Alaska to the Union, April 1950. H.R. 2535 and H.R. 2536, H.R. 84th Congress 1st Session, January/February 1955. Copies of bills: H.R. 1242, H.R. 849, H.R. 628, H.R. 340, S. 50, S. 49, January 3,7, 1957.

Fds 2.1-.2:      Alaska Native Claims - 1969; State of Alaska v. Udall 420 F. 2nd 938 (1969); Pleadings, correspondence; State of Alaska v. Udall, October 1969; State of Alaska v. Hickel, October 1969. AFN as Amicus Curiae Hickel v. Native Village of Nenana, July 29, 1967. State of Alaska v. Udall, Nenana Intervenor, September 11, 1967. State of Alaska v. Udall, Nenana Intervenor, August 23, 1968. Pleadings - State of Alaska v. Hickel and the Native Village of Tanana, 1968; correspondence 1970.

Fd 3:    Alaska Claims - 1969. State of Alaska v. U.S.; Correspondence; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, State of Alaska v. Stewart Udall, No. 23603. State of Alaska v. Native Village of Nenana, No. 23997, Brief of the Amicus Curiae, Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska.

Fds 4.1-.2:      Alaska Native Claims – 1969. State of Alaska v. Udall, appeal, draft of press release concerning; Reply Brief of the Native Village of Nenana; Brief of the State of Alaska; Brief of the Secretary of the Interior; various correspondence. V.F. Ray to I.S. Weissbrodt, memo re: Tanana and Nenana Indians; correspondence; Certificate of Services of the Brief of the Native Village of Nenana, 1969; Brief for the Secretary of the Interior State of Alaska v. Udall.

Fd 5:    Alaska Miscellaneous - 1969. Opinion U.S. District Court of Oregon judge, U.S. v. Oregon and Sohappy, et al, v. Smith, et al. State of Alaska v. Udall, pleadings drafts and copies. Pleadings, State of Alaska v. Udall v. Nenana 1969. Notes, affidavits.

Fd 6:    Alaska Native Claims - 1972, 1973, 1974. Attorney contract for special services, Case, Lane & Mittendorf, correspondence.

Fd 7:    Legal – 1973. Subcontract for field counselor services between AFN (grantor) and Tlingit-Haida Central Council (subcontractor); correspondence, reports, receipts.

Fd 8:    Alaska Native Claims – 1972 Public Meeting on the Native Enrollment and the Organization of the Village and Regional Corporations; program, correspondence, and notes re: expenses and meeting.

Fd 9:    Alaska Native Claims – 1972. Alaska State laws: Implementing the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1972; Creating Regional Housing Authorities, 1971; a bill creating the Alaska Regional Corporations Organizational Loan Fund, 1972.

Fd 10:  Miscellaneous printed materials, reports, re: Alaska, including printed materials and speech by Egan, 1972.

Fd 11:  Sealaska – 1972. Special convention of CCTHIA; meeting with officers of Sealaska Corporation, RF Allan trip to Wrangell and to Juneau, Alaska; notes, itinerary, receipts.

Fd 12:              Alaska news clippings, Jan. 1970.

Fds 13.1-.3:    THIA – 1972. Tlingit and Haida Central Council 1972 Convention; copies of reports presented at meeting, (Planning Committee of THCC, Southeast Agency, President of THCC on "Investments of Judgment Funds," Financial Advisory Committee), notes and resolutions; also copies of correspondence re: finances. 1972 Resolutions concerning tribal status of dependents of Native women married to non-Natives; Recognition of Washington Chapter, Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska; Designation of Sitka and Juneau and Others as Village Corporations; Native Land Claims Enro11ment 1972. Ted Denny dismissal.         

Fd 14:  THIA - 1971, 1972. Phone call notes - key-word notes taken during conversations with Tlingit and Haida Central Council staff; including John Borbridge, Ted Denny, and Joe Wilson.

Fds 15.1-.2:    Newspaper clippings, 1970-1972.

Fds 16-21:      Newspaper clippings, 1970.

Fds 22.1-.2:    Annual Meeting, 1969; correspondence, copies of correspondence, notes, receipts relating to RF Allan's attendance at meeting. Includes the preliminary agenda, and resolutions. Resolutions for Central Council; Rules of Election of Delegates to Central Council; Draft Constitution of Central Council; 1969.

Box 20a: CCTHITA – Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act records, 1969-1972.Add to your cart.

Fd 23:  Tlingit and Haida Executive COl11l1itteMeeeting, October 14 and 18, 1970, at Anchorage, Alaska; copies of correspondence, resolutions, receipts, notes.

Fd 24:  Annual Meeting, 1971; reports, correspondence, copies of correspondence, also materia1s concerning renewal of general counsel contract.

Fd 25:              Executive Committee Meeting, Juneau, June 30-July 1, 1970; notes.

Fds 26.1-.17:  Alaska - News clippings, 1968-1969; (10 inches of materials).

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Fds 1-11:        Section 20 of Public Law 92-203 (ANCSA); include pleadings, affidavits, correspondence and notes.

Fds 12.1-.8:    Pleadings, trial commissioner’s order, 1972-75.

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Fd 13:              Requests for review, pleadings, 1974.

Fd 14:              Attorney Fee application; Congressional Record May 1975, 1974.

Fd 15:  Transcripts of meeting between Trial Commissioner and attorneys.

Fds 16.1-.2:    Attorneys Expense Claims; notes, figures, 1974.

Fd 17:  Memoranda: Trial Commissioner to attorneys, attorneys to Trial Commissioner - drafts - 1973/1975.

Fd 18:  Draft affidavits, I.S. Weissbrodt, RF Allan 1975.

Fds 19.1-.2:    Attorney Expense Claims; correspondence, 1972-1973.

Fd 20:              Correspondence, 1974-1975.

Fd 21:  Affidavits - 1975.

Box 22: CCTHITA – Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act records, 1973-1976.Add to your cart.

Fds 1.1-.2:      ANCSA Petition for attorney fees.

Fd 2:                Weissbrodt Claims for attorney fees 1973-1976.

Fds 3.1-.2:      ANCSA Petition for attorney fees.

Fd 4:                ANCSA - Answers by U.S. to Claims for attorney fees.

Fds 5.1-.2:      ANCSA - Answers by Attorneys to U.S. re: fees.

Box 23: Addendum Papers.Add to your cart.

Fd 1:    Confidential papers, dated 1970s. [not open to the public until 2020]

Fd 2:    Misfiled papers; paper entitled “Alaska Native Claims, the Ninth Circuit Deals a Hand, undated; paper entitled “Statement of Ralph J. Rivers, US Rep. from Alaska, before Subcommittee on Indian Affairs …. in Support of H.R. 874 Relating to the Tlingit & Haida,” undated; correspondence of Anthony J. Diamond to Hon. Jon Collier about H.R. 2756, dated May 29, 1935; and other misc.

Fd 3:    Portfolio concerning the Washington Chapter of the Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska and their proposal for tribal status, 1973.

Fd 4:    Lists of court’s Exhibits.

Fd 5:    Copied selections from K. W. Woodward, The Valuation of American Timberlands (1921). On cover is written in pen “Ex. 88a Mickleshoot #98 (Value).”

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