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COLVILLE TERMINATION

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

STBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 1413

A BLL TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMINATION OF FEDERAL
SUPRVISION OVER THE PROPERTY OF THE CONFEDERATED
PRIES OF COLVILLE INDIANS LOCATED IN THE STATE OF
WAHINGTON AND THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS THEREOF,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington, Chairman CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California ALAN BIBLE, Nevada

GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

LEN B. JORDAN, Idaho ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska

MILWARD L, SIMPSON, Wyomir FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona
QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota
CARL HAYDEN, Arizona
GEORGE MCGOVERN, South Dakota
GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin
LEE METCALF, Montana

JERRY T. VERKLER, Staff Director

STEWART FRENCH, Chief Counsel
JAMES GAMBLE, Professional Staff Member
RICHARD W. C. FALENOR, Professional Staff Member

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS

LEE METCALF, Montana, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska

MILWARD L. SIMPSON, Wyomin; QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota GEORGE MCGOVERN, South Dakota

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CONTENTS

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STATEMENTS
Arcasa, Marcel, Colville Indian Association.

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Boyd, Joseph P., Colville Business Council

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Byrné, Cornelius E., S.J., Sacred Heart Mission, De Smet, Idaho.

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Camille, Louis, petitioners party, Colville Indian Tribes..

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Charley, T. B., chairman, executive committee, Petitioners Party; ac-

companied by Frank George, Louis Camille, and Dr. Paschal Sherman,
enrolled members, Colville Confederated Tribes.

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Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

172

Colville Business Council

Covington, Lucy F.; Boyd, Joseph P.; Palmer, Shirley; George, Frank;

and Moses, Harvey, Colville Business Council minority delegates.-

84, 89

Deloria, Vine, Jr., executive secretary, National Congress of American

Indians..

165

Edwards, Thomas E., president; Alyce Hallenius, Norma Inks, Mary

Hall Wong, Helen Toulou, and Albert A. Grorud, Colville Indian

Association

101, 178

Frolander, George, enrolled member, Colville Confederated Tribes.

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George, Frank, Petitioners Party, Colville Indian Tribes. -

140

George, Oswald, vice chairman, Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council of North

Idaho.

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Hallenius, Alyce, Colville Indian Association.
Indian Rights Association.

221

Inks, Norma, Colville Indian Association

McKay, Iliff, Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Mont..

Misiaszek, Lorraine F., member, Colville Confederated Tribes..

152

Moses, Harvey, member, Colville Confederated Tribes

86

Nash, Philleo, Commissioner of Indian Affairs; accompanied by Graham

E. Holmes, Assistant Commissioner for Legislation, and John 0. Crow,

Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs

20

Nicholson, Mary, Colville Business Council

Nicholson, Narcisse, Jr., chairman, Colville Business Council, majority

delegates; accompanied by Thelma Marchand, George Snider, Oliver

Pooler, Roy Seyler, Barney Rickard, Pat Nugent, and Miss Mary

Nicholson.

63, 69

Additional testimony

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Palmer, Shirley, Colville Business Council

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Pooler, Oliver, Colville Business Council..

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Rickard, Barney, Colville Business Council..

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Seelatsee, Eagle, chairman, and Robert Jim, member, Yakima Tribal

Council.

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Seyler, Roy, Colville Business Council

78;

Sherman, Dr. Paschal, Petitioners Party, Colville Indian Tribe:

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Snider, George, Colville Business Council...

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COMMUNICATIONS

Albertson, Barbara F., Seattle, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior

Committee dated April 22, 1965..

Allen, Colleen, Tonasket, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior Com-

mittee dated April 4, 1965...

Anderson, Frank B., Nespelem, Wash., letter to the Senate Interior Com-

mittee..

Anderson, Mrs. Henry J., Omak, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf,

chairman, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated March 26, 1965.
Andrews, Mrs. Hattie, Nespelem, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf,

chairman, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated March 29, 1965---
Arcasa, Marcel, Portland, Oreg., telegram to Hon. Henry M. Jackson,

chairman, Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, dated March 22, 1965-
Armstrong, Milda K., Seattle, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior

Committee dated April 2, 1965-
Aubertin, C. G., Moses Lake, Wash., telegram to Hon. Henry M. Jackson,

chairman, Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, dated April 6, 1965.
Babineau, Mary B., Aberdeen, Wash., letter to the Senate Subcommittee

on Indian Affairs dated March 31, 1965.--
Baker, Leona S., letter to the Senate Interior Committee-
Bernier, Frank S., Seattle, Wash., letter to the Senate Interior Committee

dated March 29, 1965.-
Bierce, Jack, and Jerry Neal, Spokane, Wash., telegram to the Senate

Interior Committee dated April 5, 1965 - -

Bierce, Jack E., Spokane, Wash., letter to James Gamble, Senate Interior

Committee, dated April 14, 1965.

Black, Clotilda H., letter to the Senate Interior Committee.

Black, Harry, Wenatchee, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior Com-

mittee dated April 14, 1965.--

Black, William G., letter to the Senate Interior Committee.
Boschee, Jessie, Spokane, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior Com-

mittee dated April 14, 1965.-
Bremner, Fred W., Republic, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior

Committee dated April 3, 1965.-
Bremner, Fred W., secretary, Republic Chamber of Commerce, letter to

Hon. Henry M. Jackson, chairman, Interior and Insular Affairs Com-

mittee, dated April 12, 1965-

Bremner, Jessie A., Republic, Wash., letter to the Senate Subcommittee

on Indian Affairs dated April 1, 1965-

Bremner, Ralph G., adjutant, Leo K. McCormack Post, American Legion,

letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Indian Affairs dated April 14, 1964.

Bremner, Ralph G., Republic, Wash., letter to the Subcommittee on

Indian Affairs dated March 31, 1965-
Brenden, Jo Ann, and others, telegram to the Indian Affairs Subcommittee

dated April 6, 1965-

Bridges, William T., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman, Indian Affairs

Subcommittee---

Brudwold, Mary, Keller, Wash., letter to the Senate Subcommittee on

Indian Affairs dated April 2, 1965.
Brunton, Mrs. Laverna S., Troy, Idaho, letter to the Senate Subcommittee

on Indian Affairs dated March 29, 1965.

Buchanan, Frederick C., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman, Indian

Affairs Subcommittee.

Burke, Mrs. Kathleen T., Keller, Wash., letter to James Gamble, Indian

Affairs Subcommittee, dated March 29, 1965..

Butler, George F., Inchelium, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior

Committee dated April 15, 1965.-

Byrne, Rev. C. E., Sr., De Smet, Idaho, letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chair-

man, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated March 28, 1965.

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Campobasso, Victor R., Republic, Wash., letter to the Senate Subcom-

mittee on Indian Affairs dated March 31, 1965_
Carden, Matilda, Inchelium, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman,

Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated March 29, 1965..

Carter, E. Russell, National Council of Churches, telegram to Hon. Lee

Metcalf, chairman, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 5, 1965--

Chapman, John, letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman, Indian Affairs

Subcommittee..

Charley, William, Malott, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior Com-

mittee dated April 13, 1965.-

Clark, Vernon M., Chilocco, Okla., letter to James Gamble, Indian Affairs

Subcommittee.

Clem, Mrs. Dolly E., Denver, Colo., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman,

Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 11, 1965--
Clements, Ernest M., Redmond, 'Wash., telegram to the Subcommittee on

Indian Affairs dated April 4, 1965-
Cleveland, John B., Brewster, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chair-

man, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated March 31, 1965..
Cleveland, Ned, Nespelem, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman,

Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 10, 1965---
Coe, Corinne, and Holbrook, Elizabeth, letter to the Senate Interior Com-

mittee

Collins, Gladys, Colville, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior Com-

mittee, dated April 15, 1965_

Condon, Dave, Monse, Wash., letter to James Gamble, Indian Affairs

Subcommittee, dated March 29, 1965.--.

Conklin, Francis, S.J., Gonzaga University, letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf,

chairman, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 2, 1965, containing

a statement of the American Civil Liberties Union.-

Cook, Mrs. Marilyn, Moses Lake, Wash., telegram to the Senate Sub-

committee on Indian Affairs, dated April 6, 1965.-
Corbett, Clarice H., El Segundo, Calif., telegram to the Senate Interior

Committee, dated March 26, 1965..
Cormack, Anna C., Kent, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior Com-

mittee, dated April 5, 1965.-
Covington, Delia G., Nespelem, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf,

chairman, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 10, 1965..

COX, Arlene B., letter to the Senate Interior Committee-

Davis, Mildred, and others, telegram to the Senate Subcommittee on

Indian Affairs, dated April 6, 1965.-

Dean, Iris O., Sedro Woodley, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior

Committee, dated March 24, 1965---

DeCamp, Virginia, and others, telegram to the Senate Interior Committee,

dated April 15, 1965.-

Desautel, Albert, Nespelem, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman,

Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 14, 1965--

Desautel, Andrew, Brewster, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior

Committee, dated March 31, 1965.---

Desautel, Henry J., letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Indian Affairs,

dated April 2, 1965--

Dodd, Mona Wilson, Seattle, Wash., telegram to James Gamble, Senate

Subcommittee on Indian Affairs, dated March 29, 1965.-

Droz, Mrs. Bernard, Wenatchee, Wash., telegram to the Senate Interior

Committee, dated April 15, 1965.-

Edwards, Frank Edgar, Tacoma, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf,

chairman, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 15, 1965.-

Edwards, Mrs. Roseoline, Tacoma, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf,

chairman, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 13, 1965--
Evans, R. J., Yreka, Calif., telegram to the Subcommittee on Indian

Affairs, dated April 2, 1965..
Evans, Robert L., and Lucy W., Manson, Wash., letter to Hon. Lee

Metcalf, chairman, Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated March 30, 1965..
Ferry County Commissioners, telegram to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman,

Indian Affairs Subcommittee, dated April 5, 1965.-

Fletcher, Robert, letter to Hon. Lee Metcalf, chairman, Indian Affairs

Subcommittee.

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