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GENERAL NATIVE AMERICAN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Woodard, Fred Barton (b. 1871) Papers 1920-1953 .33 foot
Lawyer. Personal and business correspondence (1934-1953), mostly relating to Republican Party politics, with Hamilton Fish and John H. Kane the principal correspondents. Also included are government documents and other published materials (1920s-1940s) regarding American Indians such as hearings before congressional committees on Indian affairs relating to relief of needy Indians (1940); claims of the Shawnee and Delaware tribes (1920s-1936), the Yakima tribe (1939), the Snake or Paiute tribe (1940), and the Wichita and related tribes (1939); restrictions on the lands of the Quapaw Indians (1939); a report (1946) illustrating the reduction in size of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation; a proposed constitution for the Brotherhood of North American Indians; a tearsheet of a biographical sketch of Charles Journeycake, a chief of the Delaware, written by Woodard in 1943; and publications on Indian lands in general.