Edith R. Solenberger papers on the Kinzua Project
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.
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Biographical / Historical
Edith R. Solenberger (1886-1976) was a Quaker activist from Delaware County, PA. In the early 1960's, the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a plan for the Kinzua dam. Through land transfers and legal negotiation, they forced the Seneca Indians off their land in New York State. Edith Solenberger, with the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, fought to give the Seneca Indians fair legal representation.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Edith R. Solenberger. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1971.
- Allegany Indian Reservation (N.Y.)
- Indian land transfers -- New York (State)
- Indians of North America -- Government relations
- Kinzua Dam (Pa.)
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Indian Committee
- Seneca Indians -- Reservations
- Society of Friends -- Indian affairs
- Solenberger, Edith R. (Edith Reeves), 1886-1976
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