TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Container List

Series 1. Legislative Task Force on Indian Affairs 1981-1994

Series 2. Native American Heritage Advisory Council 1982-1995

Series 3. Indian Affairs Coordinator, Office of Indian Affairs (DEP) 1956-1991

Series 4. Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe 1836-1995

Series 5. Pequot Tribes 1931-1978

Series 6. Miscellaneous Documents 1925-1977

Addenda

RG 079:018, Office of Indian Affairs

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Office of Indian Affairs
Title: Office of Indian Affairs' records
Dates: 1836-1995
Dates: bulk 1976-1995
Quantity: 10.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The Office of Indian Affairs works with the Connecticut Indian Affairs Council (CIAC) and coordinates activities relating to the state's American Indian population and state Indian reservations. The CIAC's responsibility is to advise the Dept. of Environmental Protection Commissioner on matters relating to Connecticut's five tribes.
Identification: RG079_018
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Office of Indian Affairs works with the Connecticut Indian Affairs Council (CIAC) and coordinates activities relating to the state's American Indian population and state Indian reservations. The CIAC's responsibility is to advise the Dept. of Environmental Protection Commissioner on matters relating to Connecticut's five tribes.1

Endnotes
1Leslie Carothers report, 1989, RG 079:001, Ennvironmental Protection, Commissioner Arthur J. Rocque, Jr., Accession 2005-009, Organizational Evaluation, Box 6, Folder "Historic Org Charts".

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Scope and Content

Includes Legislative Task Force on Indian Affairs, 1988-1994; Native American Heritage Advisory Council, 1982-1995; Indian Affairs Coordinator, Office of Indian Affairs (DEP), 1956-1991; Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, 1836-1995; Pequot Tribes, 1931-1978; Series 6. Miscellaneous Documents, 1925-1977.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Legislative Task Force on Indian Affairs, 1988-1994, Accession: 1996-015 and 1996-026.

Series 2. Native American Heritage Advisory Council, 1982-1995, Accession: 1996-015

Series 3. Indian Affairs Coordinator, Office of Indian Affairs (DEP), 1956-1991, Accession: 1996-015

Series 4. Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, 1836-1995, Accession: 1996-015

Series 5. Pequot Tribes, 1931-1978, Accession: 1996-015

Series 6. Miscellaneous Documents, 1925-1977, Accession: 1996-015

Addenda

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Office of Indian Affairs
Connecticut. Task Force on Indian Affairs

Subjects:

Connecticut. Office of Indian Affairs -- Records and correspondence
Indians of North America -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Minutes
Reports

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Container List

Series 1. Legislative Task Force on Indian Affairs, 1981-1994
Box
Accession: 1996-015
Records, 1988-1994
Meeting minutes, agendas, background material 1
Correspondence: Eastern Pequot, Golden Hill Paugussett, Mohegan, Schaghticoke Tribes and miscellaneous
Subject Files
Connecticut Indian Affairs Council (CIAC)
Formation of Task Force, Objectives and Membership
Indian Customs, Religion and Artifacts
Land Issues
Legal Matters (laws and legislation) 2
Meskill to O'Neill (Essay on Indian Policy)
Reports, recommendations and summaries
Sovereignty / jurisdiction
Accession: 1996-026
Records, 1981-1990, 1 envelope Item 1
Includes correspondence, meeting notices, attendance sheets, minutes, reports, legislative material, and background material.
Series 2. Native American Heritage Advisory Council, 1982-1995, Accession: 1996-015
Box
Meeting minutes, agendas, notices 3
1989 November - 1990 June
1990 June - December
1991 January - June
1991 July - December
1992 January - December
1993 January - 1994 December
Background material from Edward Sarabia
Administrative Matters
Freedom of Information Act (Jerry Walden)
General
Membership
Land suits, law enforcement, federal recognition 4
Legal matters
Comments on proposed acts/regulations
Legislative acts
Legislative Task Force on Indian Affairs
Miscellaneous
Museums Archaeological Collections
Newspaper Articles
Other State Agencies
Series 3. Indian Affairs Coordinator, Office of Indian Affairs (DEP), 1956-1991, Accession: 1996-015
Box
Florence Barrell, Estate Administrator 5
Outgoing correspondence, 1956-1966
Edward Sarabia and other staff
Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1980-1991
1980-1983
1984 February - December
1985 January - August
1985 September - 1987 February 6
1987 March - 1988 June 7
1988 July - 1989 June 8
1989 July - December 9
1990 January - December, 1991 May 10
Series 4. Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, 1836-1995, Accession: 1996-015
Reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, maps, legislation, and genealogical data. Some materials are not dated.
Some of these documents are photocopies.
Box
1836-1981, undated 11
1982-1993 September 12
1994-1995 13
Includes genealogies.
Series 5. Pequot Tribes, 1931-1978, Accession: 1996-015
Correspondence and genealogical data.
Box
Eastern Pequot Tribe
A - C 14
E - Seb 15
Seb - Spe 16
Spe - W 17
Western Pequot Tribe
B - W
Series 6. Miscellaneous Documents, 1925-1977, Accession: 1996-015
Box
Indian history
Connecticut State Parks and Forest Commission 18
Meeting minutes, 1925-1939
Excerpts from annual reports, 1930-1942
Correspondence, 1926-1941, undated
Map of land and R.J. Huard, Killingly, 1977 October
Correspondence, 1931-1957
Notebook of J.R. Williams
Transcript of legislative hearing regarding H.B. 347, 1939 February 28
Welfare Department
Correspondence and papers, 1945-1973
Tribal funds
Annual reports, 1941-1973
Correspondence, 1941-1977 19
Appropriations and Expenditures
Appropriation summaries, 1941-1967
Appropriation summaries - Tribal funds for Schaghticoke, Western and Eastern Pequot Tribes
Expenditure summaries for Western and Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Tribes
Tribal funds miscellaneous
Addenda
Box
Accession: 2007-026
Records, 1956-1994 1
These records are photocopies of material listed in Series 1, entire; Series 2, Meeting minutes and administrative matters; Series 3, Florence Barrell correspondence. They were copied by the Historical Research Department of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center as part of their Native American Records Preservation Project.
Accession: 2008-019
"American Indian Census - Connecticut , Simmary Tables", undated Shared box
"American Indians in Connecticut, A Report of a Statewide Census", 1977