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MS 408- James Canan Collection

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MS 408- James Canan Collection, 1956-1994 | McCracken Research Library

By Annie Stratton, 2019

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Predominant Dates:1958

Primary Creator: Canan, James

Other Creators: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Clifton, James A. (1927-), Department of the Interior, 1912- (1912-), Graves, Theodore D., The Atlantic Monthly, United States. House of Representatives., United States. Senate

Extent: 11.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The collection is broken into seven series; government documents, publications, United States Department of the Interior Field Executives Management Conference, Social Programs and Economic Opportunities Conference, notes, correspondence and awards, and photographs. Within the series the folders are organized by year.

Date Acquired: 01/18/2010

Subjects: Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Tribe of Montana, Department of the Interior, 1912-, Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana, Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.), Indians (Native Americans), Montana, Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.), Rocky Boy's Reservation (Mont.), Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.), Wyoming

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains the personal papers of James Canan. James Canan worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs between the years of 1956-1994. The collection has a mixture of publications, personal notes, and federal governement records all pertaining to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and issues that affected that line of work. The pieces in this collection are helpful when researching the Bureau of Indian Affairs during the civil rights movement.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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This collection includes 105 folders that contain federal governement publications, newspaper clippings, publications of scholarly articles, materials from conferences, photographs, maps, and personal notes that James Canan collected during his years working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Collection Historical Note

James Canan was born in 1926 in Pennsylvania. He fought during World War II, and in 1949 he joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs. During his time at the BIA he was the director for the Rocky Mountain Region from 1962-1979, afterwards he retired for two years. Then he was appointed as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs from Janurary to May of 1981. He passed away in 2009.

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Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Crow Tribe of Montana
Department of the Interior, 1912-
Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Indians (Native Americans)
Montana
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Rocky Boy's Reservation (Mont.)
Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.)
Wyoming

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.  Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: MaryAnn Canan

Acquisition Method: This collection was a gift from MaryAnn Canan.

Preferred Citation: Canan Collection, MS 408, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West


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