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Finding aid to the Northern California Indian Association Newsletters and Bulletins MS.1311
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How Christmas Came to the Rivers undated

Language of Material: English

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Story about an Indian family’s first Christmas, leading to a request for donations to California Indian schools and missions written by Kelsey, Mrs. C.E. and Miss Cornelia Taber.
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The Third Annual Zayante Indian Conference. circa 1908

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Leaflet includes plans for establishing the Industrial School for California Indians.
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The California Indian and Whiskey undated

Physical Description: 8.0 pages

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Article published by the Bureau of Information that includes extracts of letters from Indians, field workers, and lawyers on the adverse effects of whiskey on the California Indian population. Signed by R.C. Gibson, Edwin Sidney Williams, W.W. Case, D.D., W.F. Harper, D.D., and Dr. George B. Pratt.
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“To the Christian People of California and Elsewhere” 1907 February 18

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Article published by the Northern California Indian Association. Includes subheadings, “Government grant for land, education, field matrons, missions, home missionary societies, present day needs”.
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“Facts You Want To Know About California Indians” 1908

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Flyer by the California Indian Association that describes the number of Indians in California, education, government schools, government field matrons, missions, and the wants of the Indians of California.
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The Third Annual Zayante Indian Conference circa 1908

Physical Description: 8.0 pages

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Summary of the conference and an article by C.E. Kelsey on possible land purchases for the California Indians.
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“Fifteenth Annual Report of the Northern California Indian Association” by Taber, Cornelia 1910, January 1

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Includes “An Urgent Plea for Missions” by Honorable James Bryce, British Ambassador in Washington; numerical description of the Indian population in California; listing of the Association’s officers; chronological description of the Association’s work; financial report of the Association; information about the Hannah E. Bean Memorial Fund; Annual Report on land, field matrons, missions, auxiliaries, Christmas, Indian industries, programs for Indian Days, membership information, and a report on the Fourth Zayante Indian Conference held in Mount Hermon, California in 1909.
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The Indian Population of California by Merriam, Dr. C. Hart undated

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Based on an address given by Dr. Merriam of the Biological Survey, Washington, D.C.
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"Indian Industrial School" booklet circa 1910

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Includes description of the purpose of the Indian School; numerical description of Indian populations by California counties; “The Present Condition of the California Indians” by C.E. Kelsey; picture of the First Christian Indian Council at the Third Zayante conference in 1908 and the Second Christian Indian Council at the Fourth Zayante conference in 1909; Map of California showing county divisions, reservations, boarding schools, locations of field matrons and missionaries, lands recently purchased, and rancherias; “A Basis of Solid Facts” outlining seven points on the condition of the California Indians. 3 copies total, 1 copy missing first page.
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“Another ‘Scrap of Paper’? Not Exactly, But Consider the Case of the California Indians” by Indian Board of Co-Operation undated

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A small booklet describing the condition of the California Indians.
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“And Not to Have Left this Undone” by the Indian Board of Co-Operation after 1918

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A report of the Indian Board of Co-Operation for 1917-1918.
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“To agents, superintendents, teachers, and other employees of the Indian School Service and all others interested in Indian education” circa 1904

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Program for the June 1904 meeting of the Congress of Indian Educators in St. Louis, Missouri.
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The Solvent of the Race Problem for the Seventeen Thousand Indians in California by Gilchrist, Reverend Hugh W. circa 1909

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An address delivered at the Third Zayante conference in 1908 August. Includes an historic note on the Zayante Indian Conferences.
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Mount Hermon Mid-August Assemblies 1910. circa 1910

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Details the Fifth Indian Conference Temperance Sessions. Includes programming details.
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To the California Indians circa 1907

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Describes the history of the Mount Hermon Indian Association and the Zayante conferences.
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Northern California Indian Association Assembled in the Zayante Indian Conference circa 1907

Physical Description: 8.0 pages

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Includes the “Report of the Presidential Committee” outlining the demands of the California Indians and signed by 20 California Indians (pictured), a map of California showing county boundaries, reservations, boarding and day schools, and denominational missions, and a program for the “Industrial, Civil, and Religious advancement of the California Indians.”
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“The Liquor Problem Among the Indians” undated

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Four pages of quotes extracted from letters received from ministers, missionaries, government officials, teachers, field matrons, “white friends” and Indians themselves in 22 California counties. The compiler of these quotes and the date this document was created are unknown.