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Indians of North America -- Government relations

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1003
Overview Records deal with the work of Friends in running mission stations in Oklahoma among the Iowa, Modoc, Kickapoo, Oto, Shawnee, Osage and other Indians. Letters from superintendents and missionaries in the field describe the difficulties and experiences of Friends in their work. Topics discussed include attempts to Christianize the Indians, improve living conditions, Indian education, use of peyote and alcohol, disease, Indian dances, conflicts with other religious denominations, protection of the...

Anthony Benezet letters

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-852
Abstract A collection of letters of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784), a prominent Friend, philanthropist and teacher. These letters, which are addressed to various persons, reflect cultural and religious aspects, the efforts of Friends to abolish slavery, interest in education, opposition to intolerance and war, missionary work, and observations on the Indians. Mention is made in the letters of Conrad Weiser, George Whitfield, Samuel Wetherill, and others; and there are frequent references to publications in...

Zelma Corning Brandt papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-M92
Overview Zelma Corning Brandt (1891-1990) was a social crusader active throughout the twentieth century. Her chief interests included the independence and development of colonial countries, American Indian affairs, nuclear disarmament, women’s issues, and geriatric concerns. The collection consists of correspondence, travel notes, diaries and writings, and publications and reports, especially from 1960-1989. Brandt’s longevity and attention to detail provide a complete view of various world and...

Theodore Brinton Hetzel papers and graphics

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1168
Abstract Theodore Hetzel (1906-1990) was a Quaker professor of engineering at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania whose interests led him to involvement with Native American and Quaker issues. An avid photographer, the materials in this collection are primarily photographic, as well as correspondence and documents.

Miscellaneous manuscripts relating to Native Americans and Quakers

 Collection — Folder
Identifier: SFHL-SC-285
Overview Fragments and copies of manuscripts concerning Quaker (probably Philadelphia Yearly Meeting) activities relating to Native American. Some of these may be contemporary manuscript copies of documents in the Friendly Association or the Indian Committee records.

Achilles Pugh journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-056
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume of Pugh's journal, entitled, "On his visit to the Western Indians." The first pages of the volume provide records of destinations and the miles traveled, as well as a list of names and their title/position or affiliation with a certain organization or tribe. Also lists tribal populations according to the most recent census data. Entries describe Pugh's travel from St. Louis to Lawrence, Kansas, Quaker meetings attended, meetings with...

John Richards letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-016
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of three volumes of John Richards' letterbooks. Each volume contains business correspondence related to Richards' work as an Indian Agent in Kansas. All letters are written by John Richards, and the majority of letters are addressed to Enoch Hoag, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. In addition to Enoch Hoag, correspondence in Richards' letterbooks are addressed to the following: Dunlap & Flora, Russell Shlickler, James Haworth, F. Buckley, Robert Ferris,...

Smiley family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1113
Abstract In 1883, Quakers Albert Keith Smiley and his brother Daniel Smiley organized the first annual conference to discuss assistance to Native Americans at their estate at Lake Mohonk in New York state. These conferences were widely attended by specialists in various fields, as well as important officials. Only later were Native Americans represented, but they did come. The concern to "uplift" was also directed at Filipino, Hawaiian, African American and Puerto Rican peoples, though attention at the...

Edith R. Solenberger papers on the Kinzua Project

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-122
Abstract This collection includes papers of Edith R. Solenberger, concerning her involvement in the Kinzua Project of the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Included are letters regarding the Seneca Indians, and letters regarding their legal representation.

Vaux family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1217
Abstract The Vaux family was deeply involved with Quaker and Native American affairs throughout much of the nineteenth and early 20th centuries. George Vaux, Sr. was involved in Quaker activity through the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and other Quaker meetings throughout the world (including Antigua and London). Both George Vaux, Jr. and his sister Mary Morris Vaux Walcott served as commissioners for the U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners. This organization was established by the United States Congress...