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President Nixon's influence on Indian Affairs

 
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Press release
1970

President Nixon’s message on Indian Affairs to the Congress repudiated the policy of
“forced termination” and recognized the historical relationship between the American
Indian tribes and the government. Recommendations included the restoration of 48,000
acres of sacred lands near Blue Lake, New Mexico to the Taos Pueblo Indians; increased
economic initiatives; health programs, and establishing a new position, Assistant
Secretary for Indian and Territorial Affairs in the Department of the Interior.
Press release; Summary of Message to the Congress on Indian Affairs by the President;
July 8, 1970; Box 43; folder EX SP 2-3-51 Indian Affairs 7-8-70 (1 of 2);
White House Central Files Subject Files Speeches [SP]

Letter
1970

Congressman Manual Lujan, Jr., from New Mexico, wrote this letter on July 9, 1970
in response to President Nixon’s his leadership in regards to Indian Affairs as
per his statement to the Congress on July 8.
Letter; Manuel Lujan, Jr., to President Nixon; July 9, 1970; Box 43; folder
EX SP 2-3-51 Indian Affairs 7-8-70 (1 of 2); White House Central Files Subject
Files Speeches [SP]

Letter
1970

President Nixon drafted this response to a letter from Congressman Manuel Lujan,
Jr., regarding the President’s recent message to the Congress on Indian Policy.
Draft letter; President Nixon to Manuel Lujan, Jr.; July 20, 1970; Box 43; folder
EX SP 2-3-51 Indian Affairs 7-8-70 (1 of 2); White House Central Files Subject Files
Speeches [SP]

 

 

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