Title:Papers relating to Healing v. Jones (Hopi-Navajo Land Claims Case), 1819-1970
Creator/Contributor:Littell, Norman M. (Norman Mather), 1899-1994
Creator/Contributor:Morgan, Dale L. (Dale Lowell), 1914-1971
Creator/Contributor: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
Subject:n-us-az -- n-us-nm
Healing, Dewey -- Plaintiff.
Jones, Paul -- Defendant.
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
Also available on microfilm.
Papers relating to Healing v. Jones (Hopi-Navajo Land Claims Case), BANC MSS 71/294 p, The Bancroft Library, University of
Service positive film also available at Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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.
Container list available in the library.
Transferred from the Dale L. Morgan Papers (71/161 c).
7 cartons (8.75 linear feet)
12 microfilm reels : 16 mm.
BANC MSS 71/294 p carton.1
BANC MSS 71/294 p carton.2
BANC MSS 71/294 p carton.3
BANC MSS 71/294 p carton.4
BANC MSS 71/294 p carton.5
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BANC MSS 71/294 p carton.7
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