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Guide to the Native American Educational Services, American Indian Chicago Conference Records 1960-2001

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Native American Educational Services. American Indian Chicago Conference. Records

Dates:

1960-2001

Size:

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

This collection contains papers created by and for the American Indian Chicago Conference in 1961. Most of the 460 conference participants were indigenous and they used the congress to address their common concerns. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services,

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Native American Educational Services. American Indian Chicago Conference. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Established in Chicago in 1974, NAES College (Native American Educational Service) aimed to improve the leadership of Native communities and to ensure that tribal knowledge, traditions and values play a major role in the higher education of Native students. Before closing its doors in 2007, NAES College offered a single degree, a Bachelor's of Arts in General Studies with an emphasis in Public Policy, and tribal knowledge, community service, community development and leadership.

The American Indian Chicago Conference wash held in 1961. Most of the 460 conference participants were indigenous and they used the congress to address their common concerns. The conference was organized by Native American people with the sponsorship of the University of Chicago, Professor of Anthropology Sol Tax, and the National Congress of American Indians. The conference occurred at a time when federal policy regarding the termination of tribal trust status seriously threatened the recognition of tribes by the federal government. The conference provided support for the development of new inter-tribal organizations that helped to write the Declaration of Indian Purpose which was present to President John F. Kennedy and has helped to inform the federal government of the Native American view point regarding policy.

Scope Note

This collection contains papers created by and for the American Indian Chicago Conference in 1961.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

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Box 1   Folder 1

Tribal Recommendations for the AICC, 1961

Box 1   Folder 2

Resources, 1961

Box 1   Folder 3

Appendix No. 3: Resolutions and Letters and Rosters w/ Rough Draft of Finished Report, 1961

Box 1   Folder 4

Sol Tax Diary-Record, April - December, 1960

Box 1   Folder 5

AICC Preparatory Materials, 1961

Box 1   Folder 6

AICC Preparatory Materials, Folder 2, 1961

Box 1   Folder 7

New Directions in Indian Purpose: Reflections on the American Indian Chicago Conference, 1988

Box 1   Folder 8

AICC Declaration Drafts, 1961

Box 1   Folder 9

AICC Progress Report, 1961

Box 1   Folder 10

AICC Post-Conference Analyses, 1961

Box 1   Folder 11

AICC Regional Meetings, 1961

Box 1   Folder 12

Map: 1950 Distribution of North American Indians, 1960

Box 1   Folder 13

AICC Convention Materials, 1961

Box 1   Folder 14

AICC, various materials 1961

Box 2   Folder 1

AICC, 1961

Box 2   Folder 2

AICC Drafts of Declaration, 1961

Box 2   Folder 3

Ringold, A. F., "Indian Law - Some Fundamental Concepts," 1975

Box 2   Folder 4

Gibson, Arrell M., "Indian Land Transfers," undated

Box 2   Folder 5

Henders, I. Youngblood, "Unraveling the Riddle of Aboriginal Title," undated

Box 2   Folder 6

"Fraud in Indian Country," 1987

Box 2   Folder 7

Grahn, Judy, "Strange Country This," undated

Box 2   Folder 8

NAES 1300 Section 8 - Correspondence, 1989-2001

Box 2   Folder 9

AICC Drafts of Declaration, 1961