Klamath Tribal Council records, 1933-1958  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Klamath Tribal Council
Title
Klamath Tribal Council records
Dates
1933-1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.5 linear feet, (7 containers)
Collection Number
Bx 051
Summary
This collection documents the Klamath tribal government, which was established at the request of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and represented the Klamath people and its 860,000 acres of land. The Klamath government comprised two main bodies, the General Council and the Executive Council. Subgroups of the Executive Council included the Tribal Loan Board and the Enrollment Committee. The collection consists of minutes of the Executive Council, 1950-1957; minutes of the General Council, 1933-1958; minutes of the Business Committee, 1934, 1936, 1946-1950; circulars; the Klamath Reservation News, numbers 1-14 (June 1953 – May 1954). These records are from Dibbon Cook, a member of the council from Sprague River, Oregon.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Tribal governments were set up at the request of U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Klamath council represented the Klamath people and their 860,000 acres of land. The General Council was set up as a representative body. It included all the men of the tribe, and later included the women after the nineteenth amendment was enacted. The General Council met sporadically as issues concerning members arose.

The Executive Council was created in 1908 at the request of the federal government because of the General Council’s sporadic meetings. The Executive Council was composed of twelve people. In 1929, after years of factional fighting among council members, the Executive Council was renamed the Business Council and a constitution and by-laws were created. The Tribal Loan Board and Enrollment Committee were branches of the Executive Council. Policy decisions made by the Executive Council had to have the approval of the General Council and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of the Interior.

The federal government used the branches of the tribal government to oversee the tribes. Much of the policy created by the tribal councils was for the benefit of the federal government and the policies were not widely followed by the Klamath people. The General Council was the branch of tribal government that most closely resembled traditional tribal government.

Source: Stern, Theodore. The Klamath Tribe: A People and Their Reservation. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1965.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of minutes of the Executive Council, 1950-1957; minutes of the General Council, 1933 – 1958; minutes of the Business Committee, 1934, 1936, 1946-1950; circulars; the Klamath Reservation News, numbers 1-14 (June 1953-May 1954).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Klamath Tribal Council records, Bx 051, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Business Committee meeting minutes and reportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
July 14, 1942
6 2
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
May 26, 1934-January 14, 1936
6 3
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
July 11, 1945
6 4
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
January 8, 1946-January 9, 1946
6 5
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
February 5, 1946
6 6
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
March 5, 1946
6 7
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
April 9, 1946-April 15, 1946
6 8
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
May 20, 1946
6 9
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
June 13, 1946
6 10
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
July 9, 1946-July 11, 1946
6 11
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
August 6, 1946
6 12
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
September 26, 1946
6 13
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
October 8, 1946-December 10, 1946
6 14
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
January 14, 1947-February 3, 1947
6 15
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
April 8, 1947-April 9, 1947
6 16
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
June 5, 1947
6 17
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
July 9, 1947-July 14, 1947
6 18
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
August 14, 1947-August 15, 1947
6 19
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
October 6, 1947-October 7, 1947
6 20
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
October 14, 1947-October 17, 1947
6 21
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
December 3, 1947-December 15, 1947
6 22
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
May 17, 1949
6 23
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
October 11, 1949
6 24
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
November 7, 1949
6 25
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
July 11, 1950-August 21, 1950
6 26
Business Committee meeting minutes and reports
March 31, 1944

Circulars, Klamath AgencyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Klamath Agency circulars
1949
7 2
Klamath Agency circulars
1948, 1949
7 3
Purchasing Office circulars
7 4
Klamath Agency circulars
1947
7 5
Klamath Agency circulars, 3600-3699
7 6
Klamath Agency circulars, 3700-3800
7 7
Klamath Agency circulars, 3300-3399
7 8
Klamath Agency circulars, 3400-3499
7 9
Klamath Agency circulars, 3500-3599
7 10
Klamath Reservation News
June 1953-May 1954

General meeting minutes and reportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
General meeting minutes and reports
January 17, 1950
1 2
General meeting minutes and reports
July 11, 1950-July 18, 1950
1 3
General meeting minutes and reports
August 21, 1950
1 4
General meeting minutes and reports
October 2, 1950
1 5
General meeting minutes and reports
September 6, 1951–August 31, 1951
1 6
General meeting minutes and reports
September 15, 1952-September 25, 1952
1 7
General meeting minutes and reports
November 24, 1952-November 26, 1952
1 8
General meeting minutes and reports
January 5, 1953-January 7, 1953
1 9
General meeting minutes and reports
February 9, 1953–March 3, 1953
1 10
General meeting minutes and reports
April 10, 1953-April 13, 1953
1 11
General meeting minutes and reports
May 19, 1953-May 20, 1953
1 12
General meeting minutes and reports
June 9, 1953-June 10, 1953
1 13
General meeting minutes and reports
July 29, 1953
1 14
General meeting minutes and reports
August 26, 1953
1 15
General meeting minutes and reports
September 16, 1953
1 16
General meeting minutes and reports
September 29, 1953-September 30, 1953
1 17
General meeting minutes and reports
October 22, 1953
1 18
General meeting minutes and reports
December 14, 1953-December 16, 1953
1 19
General meeting minutes and reports
January 26, 1954-February 9, 1954
1 20
General meeting minutes and reports
April 22, 1954
1 21
General meeting minutes and reports
May 25, 1954
1 22
General meeting minutes and reports
October 4, 1954–September 29, 1954
1 23
General meeting minutes and reports
December 21, 1954
1 24
General meeting minutes and reports
December 6, 1954-December 21, 1954
1 25
General meeting minutes and reports
December 30, 1954-December 31, 1954
1 26
General meeting minutes and reports
January 14, 1955
1 27
General meeting minutes and reports
January 24, 1955
1 28
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
February 7, 1955
1 29
General meeting minutes and reports
February 16, 1955-February 17, 1955
1 30
General meeting minutes and reports
March 21, 1955-March 29, 1955
1 31
General meeting minutes and reports
February 21, 1955–March 1, 1955
1 32
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
April 4, 1955
2 1
General meeting minutes and reports
April 18, 1955
2 2
General meeting minutes and reports
May 2, 1955-May 17, 1955
2 3
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
June 6, 1955-June 7, 1955
2 4
General meeting minutes and reports
June 16, 1955-June 24, 1955
2 5
General meeting minutes and reports
June 28, 1955
2 6
General meeting minutes and reports
July 7, 1955
2 7
General meeting minutes and reports
September 19, 1955-September 21, 1955
2 8
General meeting minutes and reports
October 5, 1955
2 9
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
November 21, 1955-November 29, 1955
2 10
General meeting minutes and reports
December 19, 1955
2 11
General meeting minutes and reports
January 12, 1956-January 13, 1956
2 12
General meeting minutes and reports
January 17, 1956
2 13
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
March 6, 1956-March 7, 1956
2 14
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
March 20, 1956
2 15
April 3, 1956-April 5, 1956
2 16
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
April 6, 1956
2 17
General meeting minutes and reports
April 16, 1956-April 23, 1956
2 18
General meeting minutes and reports
May 1, 1956
2 19
General meeting minutes and reports
May 3, 1956
2 20
General meeting minutes and reports
May 15, 1956-May 16, 1956
2 21
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
June 4, 1956
2 22
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
June 7, 1956
2 23
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
June 13, 1956-June 15, 1956
2 24
Management Specialists, Executive Committee
June 18, 1956
2 25
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
June 19, 1956
2 26
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
June 25, 1956-June 26, 1956
2 27
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
July 12, 1956
2 28
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
July 24, 1956
2 29
General meeting minutes and reports
August 21, 1956
2 30
General meeting minutes and reports
September 5, 1956
2 31
General meeting minutes and reports
September 17, 1956-September 18, 1956
2 32
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
October 2, 1956
2 33
General meeting minutes and reports - Executive Committee
October 16, 1956
2 34
General meeting minutes and reports
October 29, 1956
2 35
General meeting minutes and reports
November 13, 1956
2 36
General meeting minutes and reports
January 11, 1957
2 37
General meeting minutes and reports
March 5, 1957-March 19, 1957
3 1
General meeting minutes and reports
October 1933
3 2
General meeting minutes and reports
July 8, 1935-July 9, 1935
3 3
General meeting minutes and reports
July 12, 1935
3 4
General meeting minutes and reports
August 16, 1935
3 5
General meeting minutes and reports
September 24, 1935
3 6
General meeting minutes and reports
October 11, 1935
3 7
General meeting minutes and reports
October 14, 1935-December 31, 1935
3 8
General meeting minutes and reports
March 20, 1936-December 31, 1936
3 9
General meeting minutes and reports
January 25, 1937-December 15, 1937
3 10
General meeting minutes and reports
May 12, 1938-May 13, 1938
3 11
General meeting minutes and reports
August 10, 1938
3 12
General meeting minutes and reports
November 10, 1938-November 27, 1947
3 13
General meeting minutes and reports
May 21, 1942-November 4, 1943
3 14
General meeting minutes and reports
October 19, 1944
3 15
General meeting minutes and reports
June 15, 1945
3 16
General meeting minutes and reports
1946
3 17
General meeting minutes and reports
1947
3 18
General meeting minutes and reports
June 24, 1948-June 25, 1948
3 19
General meeting minutes and reports
July 29, 1948-August 2, 1948
3 20
General meeting minutes and reports
November 11, 1948-November 15, 1948
4 1
General meeting minutes and reports
March 22, 1949-March 23, 1949
4 2
General meeting minutes and reports
June 16, 1949-June 20, 1949
4 3
General meeting minutes and reports
August 11, 1949
4 4
General meeting minutes and reports
November 17, 1949
4 5
General meeting minutes and reports
February 3, 1950-February 9, 1950
4 6
General meeting minutes and reports
March 16, 1950
4 7
General meeting minutes and reports
June 29, 1950
4 8
General meeting minutes and reports
July 7, 1950
4 9
General meeting minutes and reports
November 2, 1950
4 10
General meeting minutes and reports
December 4, 1950-December 7, 1950
4 11
General meeting minutes and reports
May 17, 1951-May 18, 1951
4 12
General meeting minutes and reports
June 28, 1951
4 13
General meeting minutes and reports
August 30, 1951-September 6, 1951
4 14
General meeting minutes and reports
October 28, 1951
4 15
General meeting minutes and reports
August 9, 1951-August 10, 1951
4 16
General meeting minutes and reports
December 10, 1951-December 11, 1951
4 17
General meeting minutes and reports
May 8, 1952-May 15, 1952
4 18
General meeting minutes and reports
January 17, 1950
4 19
General meeting minutes and reports
August 21, 1952-August 22, 1952
4 20
General meeting minutes and reports
October 23, 1952-October 24, 1952
4 21
General meeting minutes and reports
December 18, 1952
4 22
General meeting minutes and reports
June 25, 1953
4 23
General meeting minutes and reports
August 27, 1953-August 28, 1953
4 24
General meeting minutes and reports
December 17, 1953-December 22, 1953
5 1
General meeting minutes and reports
April 22, 1954
5 2
General meeting minutes and reports
July 29, 1954-July 30, 1954
5 3
General meeting minutes and reports
October 28, 1954
5 4
General meeting minutes and reports
January 14, 1954-January 15, 1954
5 5
General meeting minutes and reports
December 1, 1954-December 3, 1954
5 6
General meeting minutes and reports
January 17, 1955
5 7
General meeting minutes and reports
January 13, 1955-January 19, 1955
5 8
General meeting minutes and reports
April 21, 1955
5 9
General meeting minutes and reports
January 5, 1955-January 13, 1955
5 10
General meeting minutes and reports
June 16, 1955-June 24, 1955
5 11
General meeting minutes and reports
October 20, 1955-October 21, 1955
5 12
General meeting minutes and reports
October 21, 1955
5 13
General meeting minutes and reports
April 5, 1956
5 14
General meeting minutes and reports
May 3, 1956
5 15
General meeting minutes and reports
May 24, 1956
5 16
General meeting minutes and reports
June 9, 1956
5 17
General meeting minutes and reports
June 28, 1956
5 18
General meeting minutes and reports
July 14, 1956
5 19
General meeting minutes and reports
June 13, 1957
5 20
General meeting minutes and reports
July 2, 1957
5 21
General meeting minutes and reports
November 16, 1957
5 22
General meeting minutes and reports
1956

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Klamath Indian Reservation (Or.)
  • Klamath Indians--Newspapers
  • Klamath Indians--Politics and government
  • Tribal government--Oregon
  • Corporate Names :
  • Klamath Tribal Council--Archives