Inventory of the Native American Activism Collection SPC.2018.052

California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
archives@csudh.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
Title: Native American Activism Collection
creator: AIM (Monograph : American Indian Movement)
creator: Akwesasne Notes (Firm)
Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2018.052
Physical Description: 1 box
Date (inclusive): 1972-1992, undated
Abstract: This collection contains newspapers, magazines, newsletters, flyers, leaflets, books, and other documents related to Native American activism from the 1970s- early 1990s. Included are issues of "Treaty Council News", "Wounded Knee Bulletin", and "Tsistsistas Press"; as well as documents and publications that include information on land disputes, political prisoners, occupations, politics, advocacy, protests, and other topics.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspapers, magazines, newsletters, flyers, leaflets, books, and other documents related to Native American activism from the 1970s- early 1990s. Included are issues of "Treaty Council News", "Wounded Knee Bulletin", and "Tsistsistas Press"; as well as documents and publications that include information on land disputes, political prisoners, occupations, politics, advocacy, protests, and other topics.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Native American Activism Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Related Materials

"Akwesasne Notes" [publication]

Biographical / Historical

This collection contains material generated by Native American activists and activism groups who have been working toward justice for their communities. Represented here are materials from:
American Indian Movement (AIM)- a group which began in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota when Native American activists came together to discuss issues related to land disputes, federal Indian policy, and other topics.
Tsistsistas Press, a publication from Lame Deer, Montana that reports on news items within the Northern Cheyenne Reservation community.
The Trail of Broken Treaties: In November 1972, a group of Native Americans went to Washington D.C. with a list of demands in the form of a twenty point proposal to advocate for issues such as treaty rights and living standards for the Native American community. Frustrated that their demands were not being heard, protesters began occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs offices. This occupation ended after a week, when the Nixon Administration met with protesters to further discuss treaty negotiations.
Also included is material related to the 500 Years of Resistance march and rally; land disputes at Big Mountain Reservation in the 1990's; and material regarding the case against Leonard Peltier.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Indians of North America
Indians of North America—Government relations
Social movements--United States

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"Tribal Spokesman", Vol. 7, No.1 January 1975

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Flyer regarding mining on Hopi and Navajo land. Created by Committee for Traditional Indian Land and Life; Committee of Concern for the Traditional Indian; Central Clearing House; and Hopi Independent Nation undated

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American Indian Movement (A.I.M) pamphlets entitled " Energy and Indian Rights"; and "The Vision and History of The American Indian Movement" circa 1975; undated

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Committee for Traditional Indian Land and Life pamphlet entitled "Origin and Aims of the Committee for Traditional Indian Land and Life" undated

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Circular entitled "Statement by the True Traditional-Hereditary-Religious Hopi Chiefs and Chieftess" (photocopy) undated

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"Hopi: A Message for All People" by Dan Katchongva. Published by White Roots of Peace/Akwesasne Notes [booklet] 1970

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Issue of "Indian Magazine" published by the Survival of American Indians Association undated

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"Wounded Knee Bulletin #1". Published by the Lakota Coalition. March 19, 1973

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Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee circular entitled "The Women of Wounded Knee" circa 1974

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"Ya-Ka-Ama News", Vol. 1, No. 2 September 1975

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"Road to Autonomy 'Reverse Discrimination' and the Anti-Indian Backlash". A report by Dine Bii Professional Association sponsored by the Equal Rights Council. June 1978

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Native American Defense Committee Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 2 June 1979

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"Prosecution or Persecution" by daisy (My-yah-nelth) Sewid-Smith 1979

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"Trial of Broken Treaties: B.I.A. I'm Not Your Indian Anymore". Published by Akwesasne Notes 1974

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Wassaija: A National Newspaper of Indian America, Vol. 2, No. 8; and Vol. 3, No. 6 September 1974; July 1975

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Native American Solidarity Committee, San Francisco Chapter circular entitled "No More Trials- No More Political Prisoners!" undated

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Tsistsistas Press, Vol. 1, No. 2-11; Vol. 2, No. 1-2 July 1976-February 1977

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Tsistsistas Press, Vol. 2, No. 4-11 April 1977-July 1977

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Treaty Council News, Vol. 1, No. 4, 5, 10; Vol. 6, No. 2 July and August 1977; January 1978; December 1985

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Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, newsletter and issue of "Crazy Horse Spirit" Summer 1982; June 1985

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Material related to issues surrounding land disputes at Big Mountain Reservation circa 1990's

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OH-TOH-KIN, Publications for/of Native Peoples Resistance, Vol.1, No. 2 Fall-Winter 1992

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Flyer for event entitled "Solidarity with South African and Native American Political Prisoners". Sponsored by All-Peoples Congress and American Indian Center undated

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three flyers regarding 500 Years of Resistance march and rally 1992

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Flyer for un-thanksgiving event November 26, 1992

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Indian Affairs, Number 52 August 1963

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Article from [TV Guide] entitled "Five Full-Blooded Braves" undated

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Article regarding BIA tribal governments entitled "The Nature of Tribal Government" March 18, 1973

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Essay entitled "A Historical Look at Pine Ridge" undated

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Essay entitled "A Violated Covenant" by Vine Deloria Jr. undated

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"White Cloud News", Vol. 2, No. 2. Published by White Cloud Center, the National Center for American Indian/Alaska Native Mental Health Research and Development (Portland, OR.) Early Fall 1980

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Indians of All Tribes News [Alcatraz], Vol. 1, No 1-2 January-February 1970

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"Wassaja: The Indian Historian" Vol. 13, No.1-4 March, June, September, November, 1980

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"Morning Star", Vol. 1, No.1. Published by Indian Studies, Morningside College November 1977

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Civil Liberties, Number 296 May 1973

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"City Smoke Signal". Sioux City American Indian Center Newsletter September 1981

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"The Heart of the Earth Survival School. 10th Anniversary" by Don White January 1982

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Bismark Tribune "North Dakota Indians, a Time of Transition" October 23, 1981

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Winds of Change, Vol. II, No. 12 July 1981

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Survival News, Vol. 2, No. 3 circa August 1979

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Navajo Times, Vol. 16, No. 29-30 August 1, 1974; August 8, 1974

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Iowa State Daily, Vol. 112, No. 4 (featuring an article entitled "Aid for the Native American heritage") August 30, 1982

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Drums (Determination of Rights and Unity for Menominee Shareholders) circa 1970

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The Warpath, Vol.4, No. 6, 8, plus one issue no volume number circa early 1970s

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Eagle Wing Press October 1982

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The Circle, Vol. 1, No. 3 (two copies) May 1980

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Native Nevadan (front page partially missing) undated

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Native Nevadan, Vol. 8, No. 18-20, 22; Vol. 9, No. 1-10; Vol. 10, No. 2-12; Vol. XI, No. 1-5 June-July [1973]- January 16, 1976

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University of Nebraska School of Journalism Depth Report No. 7 "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow" 1971

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Indian Life, Vol. 11, No. 6 November/December 1977

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Winnebago Indian News, Vol. 7, No. 46 February 28, 1980

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The Nishnawbe News, Vol. 111, No. 11 1976

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QUA'TOQTI (front page partially missing) August 9, 1973

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Tribune and News, Vol. 53, No. 16 (front page partially missing) February 8, 1973