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Women's National Indian Association correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-181

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of a single folder of the correspondence from Quakers, regarding the Women's National Indian Association. Letter writers include: Eliza W. Jones, Charles Rhoads, and Philip C. Garrett. A number of pamhplets concerning the Association are also included.


  • 1899-1900


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical note

The Women’s National Indian Association (WINA) was founded in 1879 by a group of American women including Mary Bonney and Amelia Stone Quinton. Bonney and Quinton united against the encroachment of white settlers on land set aside for Native Americans. They also drew up a petition that addressed the binding obligation of treaties between the United States and Native American nations. The petition was circulated in fifteen states and was presented to President Rutherford B. Hayes at the White House and in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1880.

The Association's aims were for Christianization and assimilation of Native people. It maintained missions, produced several publications and influenced national policy, including the passing of the Dawes Act in 1887. At its height the Association had 60 branch organizations in 27 states.

The Association changed its name to National Indian Association, and was voluntarily dissolved in 1951.


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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March 2016.
Women's National Indian Association correspondence, 1899-1900
Kara Flynn
March 2016
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