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MS 106.3.3.13 Indian Affairs Committee 1973-1983 18 boxes

The items in this subseries extend from Cohen's participation on the Select Committee on Indian Affairs Committee from 1979-1983. Topics include program appropriations, proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, economic development on reservations, the fishery, housing, and energy industries as related to Indian Affairs. The Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 (S. 2829) was sponsored by Senator Cohen, and it resolved the large claims to land that were raised by the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy tribes in the early 1970s. The Aroostook Band of Micmacs were omitted from this action until 1991, when Sen. Cohen introduced S. 374, a settlement act which rectified the omission. Further legal issues that arose during the 1990s concerning the land claims settlement act and the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes are also documented in this subseries.

MS 106.3.3.13.1 General Indian Affairs Committee Materials 1979-1996 9 boxes

These files in this subseries are arranged alphabetically.  Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017 with the exception of two boxes on the Maine Indian Land Claims settlement which are open. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.

MS 106.3.3.13.2 Timothy Woodcock 1973-1983 9 boxes

Files in this subseries were created by Timothy Woodcock who worked with Cohen from 1979-1983, and was staff director for the Select Committee on Indian Affairs from 1981-1983. Arranged alphabetically, the bulk of the records in this subseries are related to the Maine Indian Land Claims settlement.

There are no restrictions on use of the records in this sub series; they may be accessed by consulting the Special Collections Department.

Budget, Indian Affairs, 1984.
Budget, Indian Affairs Committee, 1983.
Bureau of Indian Affairs reorganization, 1982.
Economic development, 1982.
Federal cylinder project, 1983.
Fishing industry, 1982.
General information, 1973-1977.
Housing, 1982.
Legislative calendar, 1981.
NIHB Health Reporter, 1981.
Oil production, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: index.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: correspondence, Gang of 14.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: James Russell Wiggins.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: transcripts, Justice Dept., 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: Court of claims referral.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: Muskie comments.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: Ehlke.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: other members with claims.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: union information.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background binder.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: court decisions, ancient bill.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: court decisions (6 folders).
Maine Indian Land Claims, briefing, hearing books(6 folders).
Maine Indian Land Claims, chronology of Maine Indian Land Claims 1604-1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Cohen statements.
Maine Indian Land Claims, course syllabus and notes, Federal Indian Law, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Court of Claims legislation.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Indian claims (4 folders).
Maine Indian Land Claims, Indian claims, letters.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Indian claims, Wichita (H.R. 3377).
Maine Indian Land Claims, Indian proposal, 1978.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Litigation report, U.S. v. Maine.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Memo of understanding, 1978.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Memoranda and correspondence, 1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Memoranda on Maine negotiations, 1977-1979.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Miscellaneous materials, pre-1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Notes, Hastings.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Analysis of American Indian Policy, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Analysis of Laws Governing Access, 1979.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Daedalus - American Indians, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Energy Development in New Mexico, 1982.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Federal Indian Taxation, 1954-1977.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Indian Land Claims Under the Nonintercourse Act, 1978.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Indian Treaties, American Nightmare, 1976.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Indian Tribes: a Continuing Quest for Survival, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Management of Fuel and Nonfuel Minerals, 1979.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Nations, 1:1(July 1981) to 1:3 (Oct 1981).
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Oversight of Health and Evironmental Decisionmaking, 1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, What Indian Water Means to the West, 1982.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Statute of limitations.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Trade and Intercourse Acts 1790-1873.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Trade and Intercourse cases.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Trade and Intercourse legislation to settle claims, Nonintercourse Act, 1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Trade and Intercourse notebook, Federal Bar Association conference, 1980.


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