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Papers relating to Healing v. Jones (Hopi-Navajo Land Claims Case), 1819-1970.
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Papers relating to Healing v. Jones (Hopi-Navajo Land Claims Case), 1819-1970


Littell, Norman M. (Norman Mather), 1899-1994


Morgan, Dale L. (Dale Lowell), 1914-1971


Hammond, George P. (George Peter), 1896-1993


Contains testimony, reports, transcripts, findings, exhibits, notes, correspondence, and legal documents used by the Navajo Tribe's attorney, Norman Littell. There are also documents pertaining to Pueblo and other Native American tribal land claim cases.


1819 (issued)


n-us-az -- n-us-nm
Navajo Indians -- Claims
Navajo Indians -- Land tenure
Hopi Indians -- Land tenure
Hopi Indians -- Claims
Indians of North America -- Claims
Indian reservations -- Arizona
Indian land transfers -- Arizona
Navajo -- Réclamations
Navajo -- Terres
Peuples autochtones -- Réclamations
Réserves indiennes -- Arizona
Peuples autochtones -- Terres -- Arizona
Hopi Indians
Hopi Indians -- Land tenure
Indian land transfers
Indian reservations
Indians of North America
Navajo Indians
Navajo Indians -- Land tenure
Healing, Dewey -- Plaintiff.
Jones, Paul -- Defendant.


Also available on microfilm.
Container list available in the library.
Service positive film also available at Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Transferred from the Dale L. Morgan Papers (71/161 c).
Gift; Of Dale L. Morgan; 1971.
Related collection: Norman M. Littell papers (BANC MSS 71/233 c).
Related collection: Documents relating to Navajo Indians : prepared for use in litigation before Indian Claims Commission (BANC MSS C-A 401).
Between 1882 and 1958 there was continual friction between the Navajo and Hopi tribes over the ownership of land known as the 1882 Executive Order Reservation. From 1931 - 1957 districts were reserved for the exclusive use of one or the other group. In 1958 the U.S. Congress passed legislation authorizing a lawsuit to determine ownership of the 1882 reservation. Norman Littell served as General Counsel for the Navajos from 1947 to 1967. In 1953, Littell hired George P. Hammond, director of the University of California's Bancroft Library, as a historical researcher. Hammond, in turn, hired Dale L. Morgan, also as a historical researcher. Their collaborative work continued until 1960 when General Counsel Littell presented the Navajo claim to the federal courts.
Preferred citation: Papers relating to Healing v. Jones (Hopi-Navajo Land Claims Case), BANC MSS 71/294 p, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.



Physical Description:

7 cartons (8.75 linear feet)
12 microfilm reels : 16 mm.




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