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FG 142 (Indian Claims Commission)

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This subject category contains material relating to the administration of the Indian Claims Commission. The Commission was established by an act of August 31, 1946 (60 Stat. 1049; 25 U.S.C. 70), to hear and determine claims against the United States on behalf of any Indian tribe, band or other identifiable group of American Indians residing within the United States. Primary correspondents include President Richard Nixon, Peter Flanigan, and Bradley Patterson, Jr. Related material may be found in the following subject categories:

FG 19-9 Bureau of Indian Affairs
FG 39-6 Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration
FG 142 National Council on Indian Opportunity
FG 279 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
FG 999 Indian Trust Council Authority
IN Indian Affairs

The Executive category includes materials relating to the nominations of Brantley Blue and Theodore P. McKeldin as Commissioners, and the appointment of Commissioner Jerome Kuykendall as the Indian Claims Commission Chairman. This category also includes President Nixon's request to Congress for appropriations to pay judgments and claims against the United States Government.

The General category contains materials pertaining to recommendations for Indian Claims Commissioner appointments and specific Indian claims, including the Alaskan Native Claims, and claims of the Yakima Indians of Washington State and the Pit River Tribal Council of California.

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