Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Indian Affairs (IN)

File Code Description Research

Indian Affairs (7.2 linear feet; boxes 1-15 & 2 OA Boxes)
This primary category contains material relating to Indian affairs such as: land development and use; guidance and assistance in economic and social matters; education and welfare services; reservations; resources management; law enforcement and relocation services. The material also concerns the Indian Health Service; cuts in federal Indian programs and services; urban Indian health programs; Title IV (Indian Education Program Evaluation, 1985-86); the Indian Education Act of 1972; oil and gas development on Indian lands; land leasing; Indian Claims Commission; land claims; water rights; Navajo-Hopi land settlement; disputes over federal, state and tribal jurisdictions; economic recovery; urban enterprise zones; religious freedom; American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978; House Concurrent Resolution 108; Reagan Administration Indian Policy; Presidential Advisory Commission on Indian Reservation Economies; “Operation Eagle”; hunting and fishing rights; civil rights; impact of federal Indian law on non-Indians and non-tribal Indians; investigation of Dr. Everett Rhoades, Director of the Indian Health Service; and legislation regarding Native Americans



Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research