Remembering Lloyd Oliver, U.S. Marine Navajo Code Talker

Today’s post comes from Cody White, an archivist at the National Archives at Denver. “One warm afternoon Lloyd was playing a fast moving game of basketball out on the campus. He loves basketball and is a very good player. At the completion of the game Lloyd came into Miss Jordan’s classroom, all hot and flushed … Continue reading Remembering Lloyd Oliver, U.S. Marine Navajo Code Talker

Facial Hair Friday: Donehogawa (Ely S. Parker)

Today’s Facial Hair Friday is about Donehogawa, otherwise known as Ely S. Parker, the first Native American to be Commissioner of Indian Affairs.  Ely S. Parker was born a Seneca Indian in 1828 in Western New York on the then Tonawanda Reservation. Originally called Hasanoanda, he was baptized as Ely Samuel Parker. Educated in missionary schools, … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Donehogawa (Ely S. Parker)

Middle Oregon Treaty of 1855

Today’s post comes from Jim Zeender, senior registrar in the National Archives Exhibits Office.   That the exclusive right of taking fish in the streams running through and bordering said reservation is hereby secured to said Indians; and at all other usual and accustomed stations, in common with citizens, of the United States, and of … Continue reading Middle Oregon Treaty of 1855

Quiet Revelations at Navajo Nation

November is Native American Heritage Month. Visit National Archives News for more information on related events and resources. Today's post comes from DongEun Kim, a conservator at the National Archives.  Just under two years ago, I joined the staff of the National Archives as a conservator to focus exclusively on records and documents. It was … Continue reading Quiet Revelations at Navajo Nation

“Observations” of Native American Records at the National Archives

November is Native American Heritage Month. Visit National Archives News for more information on related events and resources. In 1972 the National Archives held a conference on the history of the Federal Government’s relationship with Native Americans. The Archives held—and still holds—a vast amount of material documenting Native Americans, so it was only natural to … Continue reading “Observations” of Native American Records at the National Archives

The Power of American Indian Boarding School Records

November is Native American Heritage Month. Visit National Archives News for more information on related events and resources. Today’s post comes from Gwen Granados, Director of the National Archives at Riverside, California. Not only the voices of policy makers and administrators appear in the records of the National Archives, but also those of individual people … Continue reading The Power of American Indian Boarding School Records