Charles “Steve” William Merton Hart Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Charles “Steve” William Merton Hart Papers
Call Number: MS 92-19
Size: 3.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Wichita State University Department of Anthropology
Processed By: TGT, 6-12-1992; JEF, 10-30-1998; JLY, 8-2007; MN, 5-2013
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

The Charles “Steve” Hart collection contains original legal briefs of an United States Court of Claims appeal by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, anthropological report on the Red Lake and Pembina Chippewa, anthropological report on Royce Area 117 and 357, Turtle Mountain Chippewas Docket 113, articles by Charles Hart, first draft of Docket 221, three-part report on Indian Health Resources, Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, The Blackfeet and Gros Ventre Tribes of Indians, miscellaneous information on Indian Claims and history, and a biographical sketch and vitae of Charles “Steve” Hart.

Biography

Charles “Steve” Willam Merton Hart (1905-1976) was a visiting professor of anthropology at Wichita State University from 1971 through 1975 after a distinguished career teaching at the university level in Toronto and Istanbul. In Toronto; he helped develop the first standardized anthropology curriculum in Canada. He also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He conducted field research in North Australia and New Guinea, Ontario, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Istanbul.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 4 FF 8 Manuscripts and Published Documents
Series 2 Box 4 FF 9 Biographical Materials

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Manuscripts and Published Documents

Box 1 FF 1 Notes for manuscript, Before the Indian Claims Commission, Docket No. 113.
Box 1 FF 2 Original manuscript, Before the Indians Claims Commission An Anthropological Report on the Indian Occupancy of certain lands in the present state of North Dakota which are specified in an Executive Order of December 21, 1882. By Charles W. M. Hart. (2 copies)
Box 1 FF 2A Before the Indians Claims Commission. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Docket No. 113, Petition. Filed May 23, 1951.
Box 1 FF 3 Before the Indians Claims Commission. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Docket No. 113; Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians, et. al., Docket Nos. 191-221; Red Lake & Pembina Bands, et al., Docket No. 246; The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Ft. Berthold Reservation, Docket Nos. 350 B&C; v. The United States of America. Objections to Defendants requested Findings of Fact.
Box 1 FF 3A Before the Indians Claims Commission. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Docket No. 113, Index to Defendant’s Exhibits. (2 copies)
Box 1 FF 4 Turtle Mountain Chippewas Docket No. 113, Defendants’ Exhibits 1-13.
Box 1 FF 5 Turtle Mountain Chippewas Docket No. 113, Defendants’ Exhibits 14-51.
Box 1 FF 6 Turtle Mountain Chippewas Docket No. 113, Defendants’ Exhibits 52-73.
Box 1 FF 7 Original typed deposition. Before the Indians Claims Commission No. 113. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians v. The United States of America. Transcript of Testimony. May 19, 1952.
Box 1 FF 7A Before the Indian Claims Commission, Docket Nos. 18-A, 113, 191. Red Lake, Pembina and White Earth Bands, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, the Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians. Preliminary Statement, Interlocutory Offer, and Opinion of the Commission. May 21, 1958.
Box 1 FF 7B Before the Indians Claim Commission, Docket No. 18-B. Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Band, Leech Lake Band, Mille Lac Band, Ed Wilson, James Davis, John Corbow, William Morell, Harold Emerson, Joseph Morrison, Ole Sam, Monroe Skinaway, Eugene Reynolds, Frank La Rose, Joseph Monroe, Archie Libby and John Squirrel. Findings of Fact and Opinion of the Commission. June 28, 1960.
Box 1 FF 8 Before the Indian Claims Commission Docket No. 113. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians v. The United States. Petitioner’s Proposed Findings of Fact and Brief. October 14, 1964.
Box 1 FF 8A In the United States Court of Claims, Appeals Docket No. 1-58. The Assiniboine Tribes of Indians. Brief for Appellee.
Box 1 FF 9 In the United States Court of Claims. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas Indians et. al., v. The United States, et. al.; The United States v. the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, et. al. Appeal No. 6-72. Brief for the Appellant, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. June 12, 1972.
Box 1 FF 10 In the United States Court of Claims Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, et. al. v. The United States. The United States v, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, et. al. Appeal No. 6-72. Joint Appendix.
Box 1 FF 11 Typed report, Identity, on the history of the Turtle Mountain Band. 23 pgs.
Box 1 FF 12 Manuscript of the area involved in the claim of lands for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. 508 pgs.
Box 2 FF 1 Before the Indian Claims Commission: Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana, Joe Corcoran, on behalf of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, Blanche Patenaude, Joseph Richard, Joseph Gooselain, John B. Slayter, William John Delorme, William Trottier, on behalf of the Little Shell Band of Indians and the Chippewa Cree Tribe v. The United States of America. Docket No. 221.
Box 2 FF 2 Before the Indian Claims Commission: No. 221, Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana, Joe Corcoran, on behalf of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, Blanche Patenaude, Joseph Richard, Joseph Gooselain, John B. Slayter, William John Delorme, William Trottier, on behalf of the Little Shell Band of Indians and the Chippewa Cree Tribe v. The United States of America. Index to exhibits of evidence.
Box 2 FF 3 Before the Indian Claims Commission: No. 221, Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana, Joe Corcoran, on behalf of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, Blanche Patenaude, Joseph Richard, Joseph Gooselain, John B. Slayter, William John Delorme, William Trottier, on behalf of the Little Shell Band of Indians and the Chippewa Cree Tribe v. The United States of America. Transcript of Testimony.
Box 2 FF 4 Ethnological Report of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation Lands in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana; Docket No. 221, Indian Claims Commission. Report prepared by C. W. M. Hart. First Draft submitted July 1, 1959.
Box 2 FF 5 A Case Study in Misapplied Anthropology: The Minnesota Chippewa, by C. W. M. Hart. 20 pgs. (2 copies)
Box 2 FF 6 Before the Indian Claims Commission: The Blackfeet and Gros Ventre Tribes of Indians, residing upon the Blackfeet and Fort Belknap Reservation in the State of Montana v. The United States of America, December 17. 1952.
Box 2 FF 7 A Survey of the Social and Economic Resources Available for Indian Health Purposes in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, June 15, 1956, By C. W. M. Hart. Part I of III.
Box 2 FF 8 A Survey of the Social and Economic Resources Available for Indian Health Purposes in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, June 15, 1956, By C. W. M. Hart. Part II of III.
Box 2 FF 9 A Survey of the Social and Economic Resources Available for Indian Health Purposes in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, June 15, 1956, By C. W. M. Hart. Part III of III.
Box 2 FF 10 Anthropological Report on Royce Area 117, Docket No. 146 (Cons.) by Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin. 220 pgs.
Box 2 FF 11 Anthropological Report on Royce Area 357, by Dr. Harold Hickerson. 308 pgs.
Box 2 FF 12 The Red Lake and Pembina Chippewa, by Dr. Erminie Voegelin and Dr. Harold Hickerson.
Box 2 FF 13 Chapter One: Indian Land Use and Occupancy of the Area: 1730-1810; Chapter Two: The First Appearance of the Chippewa on the edge of the Prairies of North Dakota: 1800-1808; Chapter Three: Events in the Red River Valley, 1808-1840.
Box 3 FF 1 Constitution and ByLaws of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Minnesota, United States Department of Interior Office of Indian Affairs, Approved July 2, 1936.
Box 3 FF 2 Before the Indian Claims Commission: No. 183 The Fort Peck Indians of the Fort Peck Reservation, Montana, Petitioner v. The United States of America, Defendant
Box 3 FF 3 In the United States Court of Claims, Appeal No. 2-53, The Blackfeet and Gros Ventre Tribes of Indians, Residing Upon the Blackfeet and Fort Belknap Reservations in the State of Montana, Appellants v. Th united States of America, Appellee, Brief for the Appellee.
Box 3 FF 4 Report With Respect To The House Resolution Authorizing the Committee On Interior and Insular Affairs To Conduct an Investigation of The Bureau of Indian Affairs, 83d Congress, 2d Session, House Report No. 2680, 1954.
Box 3 FF 5 Consolidated Docket Nos. 18-A, 113, and 191, Before the Indian Claims Commission, Docket No. 18-A Red Lake, Pembina and White earth Bands, et al., Docket No. 113 Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Docket No. 191 The Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians, et al., Petitioners v. The United States of America, Defendant. Defendant’s Statement of the Case and Requested Findings of Fact.
Box 3 FF 6 In the United States Court of Claims No. 45162 (1) (Decided April 3, 1956) Opinion.
Box 3 FF 7 Report with Respect to The House Resolution Authorizing The Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs o Conduct an Investigation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 82d Congress, 2d Session, House Report 2503, 1952.
Box 3 FF 8 Survey Conditions of the Indians in the United States.
Box 3 FF 9 Social and economic resources Available for Indian Health Purposes in Five Southwestern States, Book I, Introduction and Summary, 1956.
Box 3 FF 10 Social and economic resources Available for Indian Health Purposes in Five Southwestern States, Book II, Arizona Part I, 1956.
Box 3 FF 11 Social and economic resources Available for Indian Health Purposes in Five Southwestern States, Book II, Arizona Part II, 1956.
Box 3 FF 12 Social and economic resources Available for Indian Health Purposes in Five Southwestern States, Book III, New Mexico, 1956.
Box 3 FF 13 Social and economic resources Available for Indian Health Purposes in Five Southwestern States, Book IV, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, 1956.
Box 3 FF 14 Report on the Indians of Kansas by Dr. David Rodnick, Collaborator, Office of Indian Affairs Applied Anthropology Unit, 1936.
Box 3 FF 15 Future Possibilities of Self-Government Among the Flathead by Mr. C. E. Schaeffer, Collaborator, Office of Indian Affairs Applied Anthropology Unit, 1936.
Box 3 FF 16 Report on Observations at Mescalero Reservation by Morris E, Opler, Assistant Anthropologist, Office of Indian Affairs Applied Anthropology Unit, 1936. (3 copies)
Box 3 FF 17 Anthropology and Indian Administration, syllabus of course to be given Summer of 1937 at Sequoyah Indian School by D. Morris E. Opler, Assistant Anthropologist United States Indian Service
Box 3 FF 18 Report on the Apache Indians of Arizona by Morris E, Opler, Assistant Anthropologist, Office of Indian Affairs Applied Anthropology Unit, 1936. (2 copies)
Box 3 FF 19 Report of the Pit River Indians of California by Gordon Macgregor, Assistant Anthropologist (3 copies)
Box 3 FF 20 Documents on Peyote, Part I.
Box 3 FF 21 Resume of proceedings, Conference on Indian Allotted and Heirship-Land Problem, August 14-17, 1938, Glacier Park, Montana.
Box 4 FF 1 Memorandum on the Present Condition of the Oklahoma Choctaw. (2 copies)
Box 4 FF 2 Problems in Determining Indian Population Data.
Box 4 FF 3 Origin of Keetoowah Society.
Box 4 FF 4 Texas-Mexican Migratory Agricultural Workers in Wisconsin by George W. Hill
Box 4 FF 5 Regulations Covering Hospitalization and Medical Service for Eligible Indian Beneficiaries Formerly Using the Facilities of the Hayward Indian Hospital. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office, Minneapolis 8, Minnesota.
Box 4 FF 6 Research on Indian Education Guide for Field Workers (Revised), June, 1942.
Box 4 FF 7 Report on the History and Contemporary State of Aspects of Creek Social Organization and Government by Morris E. Opler, 1937.
Box 4 FF 8 Research on the Development of Indian Personality, Field Guide to the Study of the Development of Inter-Personal Relations.
 

Series 2 ‒ Biographical Materials

Box 4 FF 9 Biographical Sketch and Vitae of Charles W. M. Hart by Dorothy Billings.