Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

The Truman Administration’s Policy Toward Native Americans

Documents

1945

April

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to President Harry S. Truman and a Reply from William D. Hassett with Attached Resolution and Related Materials
       April 23, 1945    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Telegram from Dan O. Taber to Press Secretary Charles Ross, with a Reply from William Hassett
       July 12, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Roly Canard with Attached Resolution of Creek Indian Council
       September 29, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to President Harry S. Truman, with Related Memoranda and Letter from M. C. Latta to Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes
       November 21, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

1946

February

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Harold D. Smith
       February 25, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Letter from Senator Tom Connally to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       June 19, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug to President Harry S. Truman, with Attached Statement
       August 1, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Congressman Mike Mansfield to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       August 7, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Frederick Collett to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       August 13, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Isaac Sutton to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       August 14, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Letter from J.H. Belvin to John H. Provinse, Copied to President Harry S. Truman
       October 14, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman to President Harry S. Truman
       October 24, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1947

March

Letter from Gael Sullivan to George J. Schoeneman, with Attachments
       March 4, 1947    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from George J. Schoeneman to President Harry S. Truman with Related Correspondence and Memoranda
       March 6, 1947    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Public Law 79-726
       March 7, 1947    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Edgar E. Witt to President Harry S. Truman
       March 10, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

April

Letter from Frank Tom-Pee-Saw to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       April 2, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Congressman Karl Stefan and William D. Hassett
       April 3, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from George J. Schoeneman to Matthew J. Connelly
       April 10, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug to President Harry S. Truman, with Attachment
       April 18, 1947    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

"A Concurrent Resolution Memorializing the President of the United States and Congress to Assume Full Financial Responsibility for the Maintenance of All Indigent Indians... Red Lake Indian Reservation of the State of Minnesota"
       April 23, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug to President Harry S. Truman
       April 29, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

May

Telegram from the Crow Indian Women’s Club to President Harry S. Truman with Referral Memorandum from William D. Hassett
       May 2, 1947    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Letter from Charl Ormond Williams to President Truman and a Reply from William D. Hassett, with Related Material
       June 18, 1947    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Telegram from H. B. Parris to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       August 6, 1947    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug to President Harry S. Truman
       September 8, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

Correspondence Between Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug and President Harry S. Truman with Related Material
       November 10, 1947    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Ida A. Stine to President Harry S. Truman
       November 18, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman to President Harry S. Truman with Attached Report
       November 21, 1947    View (33 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug to President Harry S. Truman
       December 26, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1948

January

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug to President Harry S. Truman
       January 2, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Letter from Senator James E. Murray, Senator Zales Ecton, and Congressman Wesley D'Ewart to President Harry S. Truman
       February 9, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Senator Zales Ecton to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply by Matthew J. Connelly
       February 13, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Letter from Lloyd Baker to President Harry S. Truman, with Reply from Matthew J. Connelly and Attached Correspondence with Senator Zales Ecton
       March 1, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug, with Attachments and Related Material
       March 13, 1948    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Correspondence between President Harry S. Truman and Acting Secretary of the Interior William E. Warne
       May 28, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Memorandum for the Files from David H. Stowe
       June 7, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

July

Memorandum from Assistant Secretary of the Interior William E. Warne to President Harry S. Truman
       July 16, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Telegram from Governor Luther W. Youngdahl of Minnesota to President Harry S. Truman
       August 7, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1949

Memorandum from Senator Carl Hayden to President Harry S. Truman
       ca. 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Letter from William J. Hopkins to Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug with Related Correspondence
       January 7, 1949    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt, with Attached Telegram
       February 25, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug to President Harry S. Truman, with Attachments
       March 11, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to President Harry S. Truman, with Attachments and Correspondence Between Malvina Thompson and William D. Hassett
       May 26, 1949    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Letter from Frank Tom-Pee-Saw to President Harry S. Truman
       June 16, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and George Albert Smith, with Related Correspondence and Memoranda
       July 1, 1949    View (17 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Letter from David Buckles to Senator Zales N. Ecton, with Attached Resolution
       August 11, 1949    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Attorney General J. Howard McGrath, with Attached Letter from Congressman J. Hardin Peterson to President Truman and Reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       October 14, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Eleanor Roosevelt to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       October 18, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from C. G. Salsbury to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       October 18, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Burt Aginsky to President Harry S. Truman, with Reply from William Hassett
       October 19, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report, "A Program for Self-Development of the Navajo"
       October 19, 1949    View (49 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum for the File from Stephen J. Spingarn
       October 20, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Julius A. Krug to President Harry S. Truman, with Attached Memorandum from Clark Clifford
       November 2, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman to President Harry S. Truman, with Attached Letter from W. W. Keeler to President Harry S. Truman
       December 1, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1950

March

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman to President Harry S. Truman
       March 18, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Helen Brinkman to President Harry S. Truman
       March 20, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between John R. Nichols and President Harry S. Truman, with Related Correspondence
       March 20, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Letter from Senator Hubert Humphrey to President Harry S. Truman, with Attached Memorandum from Matthew J. Connelly to David Niles
       April 20, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman to President Harry S. Truman and Reply from William Hassett, with Attachments
       May 1, 1950    View (24 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Frederick Collett to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       May 26, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Abel Paisano to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       May 29, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Letter from Royal D. Marks to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       June 6, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter and Telegram from Oliver La Farge to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       June 6, 1950    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Felix S. Cohen to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       June 10, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Adam Castillo to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       June 10, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Correspondence Between Vice President Alben Barkley and Matthew Connelly, with Attached Memorandum from Mrs. L. G. Stillman
       August 2, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Telegram from Mrs. Charles H. Dietrich to President Harry S. Truman
       September 28, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Sam Ahkeah to President Harry S. Truman
       September 28, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Memorandum from Frederick J. Lawton to President Harry S. Truman
       November 28, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1951

January

Letter from Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman to President Harry S. Truman
       January 4, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

February

Telegram from Mrs. Charles Deitrich to President Harry S. Truman
       February 24, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Christopher D. Morris to President Harry S. Truman
       February 28, 1951    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Correspondence Between Gertrude Ely and Matthew J. Connelly, with Related Material
       April 23, 1951    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Telegram from Haven Emerson to President Harry S. Truman
       August 30, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Resolution from the Sioux City Public School Teachers
       August 30, 1951    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Telegram from Major General Harry H. Vaughan to the Mayor of Sioux City, Iowa
       ca. September, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Oliver La Farge to President Harry S. Truman with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       September 5, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman, with Attachments
       September 7, 1951    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Ray Fadden to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply by William Hassett
       September 11, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Major General Harry H. Vaughan and Major General Herman Feldman
       September 11, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Mary McLeod Bethune and President Harry S. Truman
       September 12, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Josephine Kelly to President Harry S. Truman, with Attached Memorandum from William D. Hassett
       September 14, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from N. B. Johnson to President Harry S. Truman, with Internal Memoranda and a Reply from William D. Hassett
       September 20, 1951    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and L. Welch Pogue
       September 22, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Letter from Frank E. Volck to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from Joseph Short
       October 9, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Mrs. J.R. (Evelyn) Rice to Major General Harry H. Vaughan
       October 18, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

Memorandum from William Hopkins to President Harry S. Truman, with Attachments
       November 15, 1951    View (18 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Telegram from Governor John Bonner of Montana to President Harry S. Truman, with Related Memoranda
       December 4, 1951    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Congressman Toby Morris
       December 11, 1951    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

April

Public Law 82-291
       April 3, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Telegram, Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. to Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman
       June 11, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Letter from Joel D. Wolfsohn to Ed Thomas with Correspondence Between and Ed Thomas and Matthew Connelly and Related Memoranda
       October 10, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

1959

Correspondence Between Robert Hyland and Harry S. Truman, with Draft Reply
       October 20, 1959    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)