James E. Curry papers, 1935-1955
NMAI.AC.015

Administrative Information

Repository Information

National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, 1998, 2001

4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland , Maryland, 20746-2863
Phone: 301.238.1400
nmaiarchives@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Conditions Governing Use note

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Curry papers were originally donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James E. Curry's daughter Mrs. Aileen Curry-Cloonan in December 1973. In 2007 The Curry papers were transferred from the National Anthropological Archives to the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center along with several other records concerning American Indian law and political rights.

Processing note

Processed by Anna M. Kerns, 24 July 1998; Susan McElrath 9 May 2001.

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Summary Information

Repository
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
Creator
Curry, James E., 1907-1972
Creator
Paul, William L. Jr
Title
James E. Curry papers
ID
NMAI.AC.015
Date [inclusive]
1932-1958
Extent
121.7 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
These are the papers of Washington, D.C. attorney James E. Curry, whose legal career included work both as a government attorney and in his own private practice. The bulk of the papers reflect his private practice in the area of Indian affairs.

Preferred Citation note

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James E. Curry papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.

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Biographical/Historical note

James E. Curry was trained in law in Chicago and practiced in that city from 1930 until 1936, serving part of that time as secretary of the local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. From 1936 to 1938, he was an attorney with the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, being largely involved with matters of credit affecting Indians. From 1938 to 1942, he continued service with the Interior Department but worked in several capacities involving the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, the department's Consumers' Counsel Division, and the Puerto Rico Water Resources Authority.

In 1945, Curry returned to Washington and set up private practice, also maintaining for a time an office in Puerto Rico. In Washington, he became the attorney for the National Congress of American Indians and from that time until the 1950s his practice increasingly involved representation of American Indian tribes, mostly in claims against the federal government. In this work, for a time, he was involved in business relations with a New York Law firm that included Henry Cohen, Felix Cohen, and Jonathan Bingham.

He also often worked closely with lawyers who lived near the tribes he represented, William L. Paul, Jr., of Alaska, for example. This aspect of his practice--representing Indian tribes--was largely broken up during the early 1950s when the Commissioner of Indian Affairs began to use his powers to disapprove contracts between Curry and the tribes. In 1952 and 1953, his official relationship with the National Congress of American Indians was also ended. After this, while Curry continued until his death to act as a consultant in Indian claims with which he had earlier been involved, his career and life developed in a different direction.

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Scope and Contents note

The material in the collection includes documents relating to many aspects of Curry's career but most of it relates to his work with Indian tribes and the National Congress of American Indians. For the most, the collection is made up of such materials as letters exchanged with government officials, Indians, and other attorneys; copies of legal documents; published government documents; notes; and clippings and other printed materials. Of particular significance is a subject file relating to Indian affairs. It includes material concerning affairs of Alaskan natives and the Aleut (Akutan, Pribilof Islands), Apache (including Fort Sill, Jicarilla, Mescalero, San Carlos White Mountain), Arapaho (Southern), Assiniboine (Fort Belknap, Fort Peck), Bannock (including Fort Hall), Blackfeet, Caddo, Catawba, Cherokee (Eastern), Cheyenne (Northern, Southern), Chickahominy, Chickasaw, Chippewa (including Lac Courte Oreilles), Choctaw, Cochiti, Cocopa, Coeur d'Alene, Colville, Comanche, Creek, Croatan, Crow, Dakota (Big Foot, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Devil's Lake, Flandreau, Fort Totten, Lower Brule, Mdewakanton, Oglala, Rosebud, Santee, Sisseton-Wahpeton, Standing Rock, Yankton), Delaware, Eskimo (including Gambell, Kiana), Flathead, Fox, Haida (including Kasaan), Havasupai, Hopi, Iroquois (Caughnawaga, Seneca, St. Regis), Isleta, Jemez, Kalilspel, Kansa (Kaw), Kickapoo, Kiowa, Klamath, Kutenai, Laguna, Lummi, Maricopa (Gila River, Salt River), Menominee, Missouria, Mohave (Fort Mohave), Mohave Apache (Fort McDowell), Muckleshoot, Navaho, Nez Perce, Niska, Nooksak, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Papago, Paiute (Fallon, Fort McDermitt), Moapa, Pyramid Lake, Shivwits, Walker River, Yerington), Pima (Gila River, Salt River), Potowatomi, Quinaielt, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Sandia, Sauk, Seminole (Florida, Oklahoma), Seneca, Seri, Shawnee (Eastern), Shoshoni (including Fort Hall), Sia, Spokan, Stockbridge, Taos (Pyote clan), Tesuque, Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsa), Tillamook, Tlingit (including Angoon, Craig, Juneau, Kake, Ketchikan, Klawak, Klukwan, Taku, Wrangell), Tsimshian (Metlakatla), Umatilla, Ute (including Uintah-Ouray), Walapai, Washo, Wesort, Winnebago, Wyandot, Yakima, Yaqui, Yavapai, Yuma, and Zuni. There are also materials relating to Curry's work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and National Congress of American Indians, and material that reflects his interest in conditions and events in given locations (often filed by state) and in organizations with interest in Indians. The material relating to Curry's work in Puerto Rico has been deposited in the Archivo General de Puerto Rico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, in San Juan.

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Arrangement note

The James E. Curry Papershave been arranged into 6 series: (1) Daily Chronological Files, 1941-1955; (2) Subject Files Regarding Indian Affairs, bulk 1935-1955; (3) Miscellaneous Files Regarding Indian Affairs, bulk 1947-1953; (4) Non-Indian Affairs, n.d.; (5) Puerto Rico Work, 1941-1947; (6) Miscellany, undated.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Additional material relating to James E. Curry can be found in the records of the National Congress of American Indians, also located at the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
  • Three Affiliated Tribes.
  • United States Bureau of Indian Affairs

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Legal documents
  • Letters
  • Notes

Geographic Name(s)

  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
  • Santa Clara

Personal Name(s)

  • Bingham, Jonathan
  • Cohen, Felix
  • Cohen, Henry

Culture(s)

  • Alaskan natives ^^695
  • Aleut (Akutan, Pribilof Islands) ^^695
  • Arapaho -- Oklahoma ^^695
  • Arikara Indians
  • Assiniboine -- Fort Belknap -- Fort Peck ^^695
  • Bannock -- Fort Hall ^^695
  • Blackfeet
  • Blackfeet ^^695
  • Caddo Indians
  • Catawba Indians
  • Cheyenne -- Northern -- Southern
  • Chickahominy
  • Chickasaw Indians
  • Chippewa -- Lac Courte Oreilles
  • Choctaw Indians
  • Cochiti Indians
  • Cocopa
  • Cocopa Indians
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Coeur d'Alene Indians
  • Colville Indians
  • Comanche Indians
  • Creek Indians
  • Croatan
  • Crow Indians
  • Dakota -- Big Foot
  • Dakota -- Cheyenne River
  • Dakota -- Crow Creek
  • Dakota -- Devil's Lake
  • Dakota -- Flandreau
  • Dakota -- Fort Totten
  • Dakota -- Lower Brule
  • Delaware Indians
  • Eskimo -- Gambell -- Kiana
  • Flathead
  • Fort Sill Apache ^^695
  • Fox Indians
  • Haida -- Kasaan
  • Havasupai Indians
  • Hidatsa Indians
  • Hopi
  • Huron
  • Iroquois Indians ^^695
  • Isleta Indians
  • Jemez Indians
  • Kalispel Indians
  • Kansa Indians
  • Kickapoo Indians
  • Kiowa Indians
  • Klamath Indians
  • Kutenai Indians
  • Laguna Indians
  • Lummi Indians
  • Mandan Indians
  • Maricopa -- Gila River -- Salt River
  • Menominee Indians
  • Missouri Indians
  • Mohave -- Fort Mohave
  • Mohave Apache -- Fort McDowell
  • Muckleshoot Indians
  • Navajo Indians ^^695
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Niska Indians
  • Nooksak
  • Omaha Indians
  • Osage Indians
  • Oto Indians
  • Paiute -- Fallon -- Fort McDermitt -- Moapa -- Pyramid Lake -- Shivwits -- Walker River -- Yerington
  • Papago
  • Pima -- Gila River -- Salt River
  • Potowatomi
  • Quinaielt
  • San Ana
  • San Carlos Apache ^^695
  • San Felipe
  • San Ildefonso
  • San Juan
  • Sandia
  • Sauk Indians
  • Seminole -- Florida -- Oklahoma
  • Seneca
  • Seri Indians
  • Shawnee -- Eastern
  • Shoshoni -- Fort Hall
  • Sia
  • Spokan
  • Standing Rock Agency
  • Stockbridge Indians
  • Taos -- Pyote clan
  • Tesuque
  • Tillamook Indians
  • Tlingit -- Angoon -- Craig -- Juneau -- Kake -- Ketchikan -- Klawak -- Klukwan -- Taku -- Wrangell
  • Tsimshian -- Metlakatla
  • Umatilla Indians
  • Ute -- Uintah-Ouray
  • Walapai
  • Washo Indians
  • Wesort
  • Winnebago Indians ^^695
  • Yakama Indians ^^695
  • Yaqui Indians
  • Yavapai Indians
  • Yuma
  • Zuni Indians

Subject(s)

  • American Indians -- credit
  • Indian claims

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Daily Chronological Files, 1941-1955, 25 Linear feet

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically.

The early years of the file concern primarily Curry's work for Puerto Rico. Many of the documents are in Spanish. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence and memoranda, but also included are reports, copies of telegrams, drafts of proposals, and legal documents, such as petitions and motions filed in some of Curry's court cases. The later years of the file pertain primarily to Curry's legal work involving Indian Affairs. The bulk of the material is correspondence and memoranda, but also includes copies of tribal resolutions, telegrams, expense statements, reports, affidavits, tribal contracts, and legal documents, such as petitions and appeals filed before the Department of the Interior.

There is no content for March 1942; May 1950; September 1951; March, June, November and December 1953; and January, February, March, April, May and July 1954.

Box

1941 September

1

1941 October

1

1941 November

1

1941 December

1

1942 January

2

1942 February

2

1942 April

2

1942 May

3

1942 June

3

1942 July

3

1942 August

4

1942 September

4

1942 October

5

1942 November

5

1942 December

6

1943 January

7

1943 February

7

1943 March

8

1943 April

8

1943 May

9

1943 June

9

1943 July

10

1943 August

10

1943 September

11

1943 October

11

1943 November

12

1943 December

12

1944 January

13

1944 February

13

1944 March

14

1944 April

14

1944 May

15

1944 June

15

1944 July

16

1944 August

16

1944 September

17

1944 October

17

1944 November

18

1944 December

18

1945 January

19

1945 February

19

1945 March

20

1945 April

20

1945 May

21

1945 June

21

1945 July

21

1945 August

22

1945 September

22

1945 October

23

1945 November

23

1945 December

23

1945 December

24

1946 January

25

1946 February

25

1946 March

26

1946 April

26

1946 May

27

1946 June

28

1946 July

29

1946 August

30

1946 September

30

1946 October

31

1946 November

32

1946 December

32

1947 January

33

1947 February

33

1947 March

34

1947 April

34

1947 May

35

1947 June

35

1947 July

36

1947 August

36

1947 September

36

1947 October

36

1947 November

37

1947 December

37

1948 January

38

1948 February

38

1948 March

39

1948 April

39

1948 May

40

1948 June

40

1948 July

41

1948 August

41

1948 September

41

1948 October

42

1948 November

42

1948 December

42

1949 January

43

1949 February

44

1949 March

45

1949 April

46

1949 May

47

1949 June

48

1949 July

49

1949 August

49

1949 September

49

1949 October

50

1949 November

50

1949 December

50

1950 January

51

1950 February

51

1950 March

51

1950 April

52

1950 June

52

1950 July

52

1950 August

53

1950 September

53

1950 October

53

1950 November

53

1950 December

53

1951 January

54

1951 February

54

1951 March

54

1951 April

55

1951 May

55

1951 June

55

1951 July

55

1951 August

56

1951 October

56

1951 November

56

1951 December

56

1952 January

57

1952 February

57

1952 March

57

1952 April

57

1952 May

57

1952 June

57

1952 July

58

1952 August

58

1952 September

58

1952 October

58

1952 November

58

1952 December

58

1953 January

59

1953 February

59

1953 April

59

1953 May

59

1953 July

59

1953 August

59

1953 September

59

1953 October

59

1954 June

59

1954 August

59

1954 September

59

1954 October

59

1954 November

59

1954 December

59

1955 January

59

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Series 2: Subject File Regarding Indian Affairs, circa 1934- circa 1956 (bulk 1935-1955), 43 Linear feet

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each subject.

The material reflects Curry's legal work in representing the large number of Indian tribes that were his clients, his work as general counsel for N.C.A.I. and some of his early work as an attorney with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Other papers reflect Curry's long feud with the government concerning his contracts with a representation of the Indian tribes, political involvement, and other causes in which he was interested. The bulk of the documents consist of letters, but it also includes copies of telegrams, statements of services rendered, tribal resolutions, contract and lease copies, affidavits, vouchers, expense statements, press releases, minutes of tribal meetings, newspaper clippings, copies of testimony before government committees, copies of legislative bills, petitions and motions filed in cases, mailing lists, tribal reports, N.C.A.I. bulletins, and documents generated from Indian land claim cases. Other materials reflect Curry's efforts in the areas of Indian self-government, voting rights, civil rights, and social security.

Directional Note

For more information on subjects regarding Alaska, please see the specific names of Alaskan towns and Indian communities/tribes.

Alaska Communities

  1. Akutan Alaskan Community
  2. Angoon Alaskan Community
  3. Craig Alaskan Community
  4. Eskimo claims
  5. Haida- see Tlingit and Haida
  6. Haines, Alaska
  7. Juneau Indians
  8. Kake, Alaska
  9. Kasaan, Alaska
  10. Ketchikan, Alaska
  11. Kiana, Alaska
  12. Klawock, Alaska
  13. Kluckwan, Alaska
  14. Taku Indians of Douglas, Alaska
  15. Tlingit
  16. Unalakleet, Alaska
  17. Wrangell, Alaska
Box

Aberdeen

60

Administration

60

Akutan Alaskan Community

60

Alaska claims

60

Alaska general, 3 Folders (containers)

60

Alaska pulp and paper industry, 1947 March-1949, 5 Folders (containers)

61

Alaska timber, 1947 June-October, 5 Folders (containers)

62

Albuquerque

63

Alcea Band of Tillamooks

63

Angoon Alaskan Community

63

Apache claims, 1947-1953, undated, 5 Folders (containers)

63

Appointments, 1949-1953, 2 Folders (containers)

64

Appropriations

64

Arizona general, 1947-1953, 6 Folders (containers)

65

Association on American Indian Affairs

65

Attorney Contracts, 1946-1951 February, 3 Folders (containers)

66

Attorney Contracts, 1951 March- 1951 December, 5 Folders (containers)

67

Attorney Contracts, 1952-1954, 6 Folders (containers)

68

Bancock Indians

69

Bay Mills, Michigan

69

Big Foot

69

Billings, Montana

69

Blackfeet

69

Burns Paiute

69

Caddo, 1934-1935, 1944, 1947-1954, 9 Folders (containers)

69

California, 1945-1953, 1958, 2 Folders (containers)

70

Canada

70

Catawba

70

Caughnawaga

70

Cherokee

70

Cheyenne-Arapaho

70

Cheyenne Rive Sioux

71

Chickahominy

71

Chicksaw

71

Chippewa

71

Choctaw

71

Chogiung (Alaska)

71

Civil Rights

71

Claims-contracts

72

Claims-general, 1947-1954, 3 Folders (containers)

72

Claims-legislation

72

Cochiti

72

Cocopah

72

Coeur d'Alene

72

Colorado-general

72

Colorado River Tribe

72

Colville, 1938, 1944, 1948-1951, 6 Folders (containers)

73

Colville, 1952-1954, 7 Folders (containers)

74

Continental Confederation of Adopted Indians

75

Coordinating Committee on Indian Affairs

75

Craig Alaskan Community

75

Credit

75

Creek

75

Creek Towns, Organization of, 1937

75

Croatan

75

Crow, 1949-1953, 2 Folders (containers)

75

Crow Creek Sioux, 1949-1953, 4 Folders (containers)

76

Deleware Indians

76

Departmental Releases

76

Devil's Lake Sioux

76

Discrimination

76

Duckwater

76

Eastern Cherokee

77

Eastern Shawnee

77

Edgeter Case

77

Education, 1949-1952, 2 Folders (containers)

77

Elko Indian Village

77

Emancipation

77

Employment

77

Eskimo claims

78

Expenses

78

Fallon Paiute

78

Five Civilized Tribes

78

Flagstaff

78

Flandreau Sioux

78

Flathead

78

Florida

78

Fort Belknap Indians

78

Fort Berthold, 1943-1949, 5 Folders (containers)

78

Fort Berthold, 1950 January 1-April 19, 6 Folders (containers)

79

Fort Berthold, 1950 April 20-August 14, 6 Folders (containers)

80

Fort Berthold, 1950 August 15-December 31, 5 Folders (containers)

81

Fort Berthold, 1951 January-June, 7 Folders (containers)

82

Fort Berthold, 1951 July-December, 7 Folders (containers)

83

Fort Berthold, 1952 January-April, 6 Folders (containers)

84

Fort Berthold, 1952 May-October, 6 Folders (containers)

85

Fort Berthold, 1952 November-December, 1953 January-September, 11 Folders (containers)

86

Fort Hall Indians

87

Fort McDermitt Indians

87

Fort McDowell, 1945-1953, 2 Folders (containers)

87

Fort Mohave

87

Fort Peck, bulk 1947-1948, with a few earlier items (bulk 1947-1948), 3 Folders (containers)

87

Fort Peck, 1949-1959 October, 5 Folders (containers)

88

Fort Peck, 1950 November- 1951 December, 6 Folders (containers)

89

Fort Peck, 1952 January-March, 7 Folders (containers)

90

Fort Peck, 1952 April-July, 6 Folders (containers)

91

Fort Peck, 1952 August-September, 4 Folders (containers)

92

Fort Peck, 1952 October-December, 4 Folders (containers)

93

Fort Peck, 1953 January-April, 5 Folders (containers)

94

Fort Peck, 1953 May-July, 5 Folders (containers)

95

Fort Peck, 1953 August-December, 1954 January 1-4, 6 Folders (containers)

96

Fort Peck, 1954 January 4-February 31, 3 Folders (containers)

97

Fort Peck, 1954 March-November, 6 Folders (containers)

98

Fort Pierre, South Dakota, 6

98

Fort Sill Apaches, 6

98

Fort Totten, 6

98

Gambell Native Community

99

Gardnerville

99

General Federation of Women's Clubs

99

Gila River Pima- Maricopa, circa 1945-1952, undated (bulk 1945-1952), 3 Folders (containers)

99

Granite Falls

99

Haines, Alaska

99

Havasupai

99

Health, 1949-1953, 2 Folders (containers)

99

Heirship

99

Hoonah Indian Association

99

Hopi

99

House of Representatives Bills, 5 Folders (containers)

100

House of Representatives Bills, 5 Folders (containers)

101

Hydaburg Native Community

102

Ickes

102

Idaho

102

Immigration

102

Indian Association of America

102

Indian-Attorney contract controversy, 3 Folders (containers)

102

Indian-Attorney contract controversy

103

Indian Bureau Attorney, 1935-1937, 5 Folders (containers)

103

Indian Bureau Attorney, 1937-1938, 7 Folders (containers)

104

Indian Bureau Attorney, 1938, undated, 5 Folders (containers)

105

Indian Bureau Attorney, undated, 2 Folders (containers)

106

Indian Council Fire

106

Indian Defense League

106

I-G Indian General

106

I-G-47 (Arrow, Inc.)

106

I-G-4 (Claims Act-legislative)

106

I-G-2 (Claims Commission)

106

I-G-22 (Claims- general)

106

I-G-1 (Claims Research Bureau)

107

I-G-16 (Cooperation with other organizations)

107

I-G-10 (General legislation)

107

I-G-29 (Indian finances)

107

I-G-33 (Indian Rights Association)

107

I-G-32 (National Advisory Committee on Indian Affairs)

107

I-G-6 (National Advisory Committee on Indian Affairs convention)

107

I-G-27 (National Advisory Committee on Indian Affairs general)

108

I-G-3 (National Advisory Committee on Indian Affairs Washington Bulletin)

108

I-G-25 (Paiute claims)

108

I-G-17 (President's Committee on Civil Rights)

108

I-G-11 (Residential Restrictions)

108

Indian Income Tax

108

Indiana

108

Information Circulars (Department of Interior)

108

Institute of Ethnic Affairs

108

Iowa

108

Iroquois

108

Isleta Pueblo

108

Jemez Pueblo

109

Jicarillo Apache, 1944-1952, 3 Folders (containers)

109

Juneau Indians

109

Jurisdiction, 1950-1953, 2 Folders (containers)

109

Kake, Alaska

110

Kalispel

110

Kansas

110

Kanosh

110

Kasaan, Alaska

110

Kaw

110

Ketchikan, Alaska

110

Kiana, Alaska

110

Kickapoo

110

Kiowa

110

Klamath

110

Klawock, Alaska

110

Kluckwan, Alaska

110

Kootenai

110

Koshare Indians

110

Lac Courte Oreilles Band

110

Laguna, 1947-1949 June, 4 Folders (containers)

110

Laguna, 1949 July- 1951 April, 5 Folders (containers)

111

Laguna, 1951 May- 1954, 6 Folders (containers)

112

Landless Indians

113

Lands Legislation

113

Law Enforcement

113

Lease Legislation

113

Legislation, 1949-1951 May, 4 Folders (containers)

113

Legislation, 1951 June- 1953, 3 Folders (containers)

114

Liquor Laws, 1948-1949, 2 Folders (containers)

114

Liquor Laws, 1949-1952, 2 Folders (containers)

115

Little Eagle

115

Lower Brule Sioux

115

Lummi Tribe

115

Madrano Plan

115

Mailing Lists

115

Maps

115

Marshall Trust

115

Massachusetts

115

Mdwekanton

115

Memorials and monuments

115

Menominee

115

Mescalero, 1936, 1945-1949, 7 Folders (containers)

116

Mescalero, 1950, 6 Folders (containers)

117

Mescalero, 1951-1953, 6 Folders (containers)

118

Metlakatla

119

Michigan

119

Minnesota

119

Missouri

119

Moapa Band of Piautes

119

Montana, 1949-1954, 2 Folders (containers)

119

Muckleshoot Tribe

119

National Council of American Indians

120

Navajo, 1946-1952, 3 Folders (containers)

120

National Council of American Indians, 1944-1949 April, 6 Folders (containers)

121

National Council of American Indians, 1949 May- 1950 August, 5 Folders (containers)

122

National Council of American Indians, 1950 September -1951, 5 Folders (containers)

123

National Council of American Indians, 1952-1954, undated, 6 Folders (containers)

124

Nebraska

125

Nevada

125

Nevada politics

125

New Mexico- Sandia Pueblo

125

New Mexico- San Felipe Pueblo

125

New Mexico- general

125

New Mexico- San Ildefonso Pueblo

125

New Mexico- San Juan Pueblo

125

New Mexico- Santa Ana Pueblo

125

New Mexico- Santa Clara Pueblo

125

New York

125

Nez Perce

125

Nisgah

125

Nooksack

125

North Carolina

126

North Dakota, 1949-1953, 4 Folders (containers)

126

Northern Cheyenne, 1935, 1947-1950, 4 Folders (containers)

126

Northern Cheyenne, 1951-1953, 7 Folders (containers)

127

Northwest

127

Oglala Sioux, 1949-1950 September, 7 Folders (containers)

128

Oglala Sioux, 1950 October- 1952, 8 Folders (containers)

129

Ohio

130

Oil

130

Oklahoma- general

130

Oklahoma Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Tribes

130

Oklahoma Osage

130

Oklahoma Seminole

130

Omaha, circa 1942-1949 (bulk 1942-1949), 7 Folders (containers)

130

Omaha, 1950 January- 1950 September, 7 Folders (containers)

131

Omaha, 1950 October- 1951, 6 Folders (containers)

132

Omaha, 1952-1956, undated, 6 Folders (containers)

133

Oneida

133

Oregon

133

Organization

133

Otoe and Missouria Tribe

133

Owyhee

133

Paiute claims, 1950-1954, 5 Folders (containers)

134

Paiute Indian Defense Association (PIDA)

134

Palm Springs

134

Pan American Indians

134

Papago, Arizona, 1944-1952, 2 Folders (containers)

135

Pennsylvania

135

Per capita payments

135

Perdido Band

135

Phoenix

135

Pine Ridge, circa 1945-1949 March (bulk 1945-1949 March), 4 Folders (containers)

135

Pine Ridge, 1949 April- 1950 March, 6 Folders (containers)

136

Pine Ridge, 1950 April-June, 2 Folders (containers)

137

Pipstone, Minnesota

137

Politics

137

Portland, Oregon

137

Pottawatomie

137

President's Committee on Civil Rights

137

Pribolof, 1942-1947, 3 Folders (containers)

137

Pribolof, 1948-1949 September, 6 Folders (containers)

138

Pribolof, 1949 November- 1950 January, 6 Folders (containers)

139

Pribolof, 1950 February-December, 5 Folders (containers)

140

Pribolof, 1951-1954, undated, 6 Folders (containers)

141

Pyote Clan of Taos

141

Pyramid Lake Paiute, 1947-1950 May, undated, 5 Folders (containers)

142

Pyramid Lake Paiute, 1950 June- 1951 March, 6 Folders (containers)

143

Pyramid Lake Paiute, 1951 April-November, 6 Folders (containers)

144

Pyramid Lake Paiute, 1951 December- 1953, 6 Folders (containers)

145

Quinaielt Tribe

146

Reports

146

Reservation information

146

Rhode Island

146

Rosebud Sioux

146

Sac and Fox

146

Salt River Pima- Maricopa, 1938, 1945-1949 May, 3 Folders (containers)

146

Salt River Pima- Maricopa, 1949 June- 1951 December, 6 Folders (containers)

147

Salt River Pima- Maricopa, 1952-1953, 3 Folders (containers)

148

San Carlos, circa 1947-1949 October (bulk 1947-1949 October), 4 Folders (containers)

148

San Carlos, 1949 November- 1951 July, 6 Folders (containers)

149

San Carlos, 1951 August- 1953, 2 Folders (containers)

150

Santee Sioux

150

Sarima

150

Self-government

150

Seminole, Florida

150

Seneca

150

Seri

150

Seven Nations

150

Shiwits

150

Shoshone

150

Shugnak Native Village

150

Sioux claims

150

Sioux Nation

150

Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux

150

Six Nations

150

Skokomish

150

Smoki People

150

South Dakota, 1949-1953, 3 Folders (containers)

151

Social Security, 1947 September- 1948, 3 Folders (containers)

151

Social Security, 1948-1952, 5 Folders (containers)

152

Spokane

152

Standing Rock, 1949-1951 May, 5 Folders (containers)

153

Standing Rock, 1951 May-July, 6 Folders (containers)

154

Standing Rock, 1951 Ausust- 1952 May, 6 Folders (containers)

155

Standing Rock, 1952 May- 1953, 5 Folders (containers)

156

Stockbridge

156

St. Regis

156

Summit Lake

156

Taku Indians of Douglas, Alaska

157

Taos Pueblo

157

Tennessee

157

Tesuque Pueblo

157

Thorpe, Jim

157

Tillamooks

157

Tlingit and Haida

157

Travel, 1947-1953, 3 Folders (containers)

157

Tribal Funds

157

Turtle Mountain

157

Tuscarora

157

Uintah-Ouray Tribe

158

Umatilla

158

Unalakleet, Alaska

158

United Council of Church Women

158

Utah

158

Ute

158

Vermont

158

Voting Rights, 1945-1950, 5 Folders (containers)

158

Walapai

159

Walker River Paiute

159

Warm Springs

159

Washington

159

Washoe Tribe

159

Welfare

159

Wesorts

159

Western Cherokee

159

Western Shoshone

159

West Virginia

159

White Mountain Apache, 1937-1950, 4 Folders (containers)

159

White Mountain Apache, 1951-1953, 6 Folders (containers)

160

Whitney Foundation

161

Wildlife

161

Wind River

161

Winnebago

161

Wisconsin

161

Wrangell, Alaska

161

Wyandotte

161

Wyoming

161

Yakima

161

Yankton Sioux

161

Yaquis

161

Yavapai, 1944- 1950 August, 3 Folders (containers)

161

Yavapai, 1950 September- 1953, 3 Folders (containers)

162

Yerington Paiute

162

Yuma

162

Zia Pueblo

162

Zuni

162

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Series 3: Miscellaneous File Regarding Indian Affairs, circa 1947- circa 1953 (bulk 1947-1953), 2.5 Linear feet

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically in part.

The first half of the series consists of materials which seem to be unrelated to any of the major subject files in Series 2 and includes miscellaneous papers, and unidentified papers missing a title, subject content, or page numbers. This half is unarranged. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence and memoranda. The last half of the series consists of miscellaneous office papers, arranged chronologically, which include employment applications, secretary time sheets, and such documents as office supplies order forms. Also included are a few photographs, sound recordings, and diary notes from the work of a colleague named Wright.

Box

General, 4 Folders (containers)

163

General, 5 Folders (containers)

164

General, 2 Folders (containers)

165

Office, 1947-1953, 5 Folders (containers)

166

Office, 5 Folders (containers)

167

Photographs, 5 Folders (containers)

168

Sound Recordings Bibliography

168

Sound Recordings (Pyramid Lake and Metlakatla Contracts)

168

Sound Recordings (Pribilof Contract)

168

Sound Recordings (Wounded Knee)

168

Wright Diary, 2 Folders (containers)

168

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Series 4: Non-Indian Affairs, undated, 3 Linear feet

Arrangement note

Unarranged.

The first three boxes contain materials generated by Curry during his government position with the Consumer Counsel Division of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The last four boxes contain miscellaneous papers and files from Curry's work for causes unrelated to Indian affairs.

Box

Consumer Counsel

169-171

Miscellaneous

172-175

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Series 5: Puerto Rico Work, aproximately 1941-1947 (bulk 1941-1947), 26 Linear feet

These materials were were sent to the Puerto Rico Archives. Material includes papers and files dealing with government units for which Curry acted as legal counsel during the operation of his office in Puerto Rico.

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Series 6: Miscellany, undated, 20 Linear feet

Arrangement note

Unarranged.

Papers consist of unprocessed materials not available to researchers because it generally involves lawyer-client confidentiality.

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