|Summary:||The Verne Dusenberry Papers provide a rich source of material about the Montana and Northern Plains Indians, in particular the Chippewa Cree (a.k.a./Metis, Landless Indians, Rocky Boy). They also offer some insights into the formative years of the Montana Institute of the Arts and Montana and Western authors of the 1950's and early 1960's. The materials consist of letters, personal papers, research work, and manuscripts collected or created by Verne Dusenberry. The papers also include teaching outlines, classroom aids, exams, and public addresses. The topics cover life ways, material culture, history, language, legends, religion including the Sun Dance and Peyote Cult, reservation concerns, land claims, and literature.