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The Indian Reorganization Act : congresses and bills

Vine Deloria (Editor)
"In 1934, Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier began a series of “congresses” with American Indians to discuss his proposed federal bill for granting self-government to tribal reservations. For the first time, the reservation Indian was asked for input in the structuring of American Indian relations with federal and state government and law. In The Indian Reorganization Act, Vine Deloria, Jr., has compiled the actual historical records of those congresses. Deloria makes available important documents of the premier years of reform in federal Indian policy as well as the bill itself. A version of Collier’s act eventually passed Congress, but in a less far-reaching form. Nevertheless, a new concept of self-government had emerged, one that now defines the federal government’s approach to American Indian policy and that has changed forever the way American Indians define themselves." viewed November 13, 2020
Print Book, English, 2002
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2002
Legislative histories
xvii, 434 pages ; 29 cm
9780806133980, 0806133988
Introduction: Self-Government and the Indian Congressesvii
Legislative Reform of Indian Policy
H.R. 25242, Right of Indians to Nominate Their Agent, June 21, 1912
S. 5335, A. Bill Conferring upon Tribes the Right to Recall Their Agents or Superintendents, May 2, 1916
S. 3668 [Indian Tribal Councils Act] 72nd Congress, 1st Session (By Senator Frazier, North Dakota)
Development of the Indian Reorganization Act
The Original Collier Proposal [H.R. 7902, 73rd Congress, 2nd Session]
The Indian Reorganization Act, June 18, 1934, 48 Stat. 984
Minutes of the Plains Congress, Rapid City Indian School, Rapid City, South Dakota, March 2--5, 1934
Proceedings of the Conference at Chemawa, Oregon, March 8 and 9, to Discuss with the Indians the Howard-Wheeler Bill
Minutes of the Special Session of Navajo Tribal Council, Held at Fort Definance, Arizona, March 12 and 13, 1934
Minutes of All-Pueblo Council, Santo Domingo Pueblo, March 15, 1934
Report of Southern Arizona Indian Conference, Held at Phoenix, Arizona, March 15--16, 1934, for the Purpose of Explaining the Howard-Wheeler Bill to the Assembled Indians
Proceedings of Southern California Indian Congress, Held at Riverside, California, March 17 and 18, 1934
Meeting of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Hon. John Collier, with the Indians of Western Oklahoma at Anadarko, Oklahoma, March 20, 1934, for the Purpose of Discussing and Explaining the Wheeler-Howard Bill
Meeting at City Hall, Muskogee, Oklahoma, March 22, 1934
Minutes of Meeting Held at Miami, Oklahoma, March 24, 1934, by Commissioner of Indian Affairs Collier to Discuss the Wheeler-Howard Indian Rights Bill with the Indians of the Quapaw and Osage Jurisdictions
Testimony Taken at Hayward, Wisconsin, April 23 & 24, 1934, Where Indians of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan Gathered for a Two-Day Conference to Discuss the Wheeler-Howard Bill of Indian Rights
Meeting of Commissioner Collier with the Navajo Indians at Fort Defiance, Arizona, June 11, 1935
Includes index