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Powell, Peter J.



  • Existence: 1928-

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Father Peter J. Powell papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Powell
Abstract Papers of Father Peter J. Powell, Episcopal priest in charge of St. Augustine's Indian Center in Chicago since 1961, Cheyenne scholar, and longtime Newberry Library fellow. Papers include his correspondence from the 1970s-2000s, personal correspondence, friends correspondence, Crow correspondence, and Lakota and Pawnee correspondence. Also includes files of persons related to his research and writing, Cheyenne distribution files, and files concerning his works, People of the Sacred Mountain...
Dates: 1957-2020

Indian Council Fire Records

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Indian Council
Abstract Papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and publications of the Indian Council Fire, a Chicago-based organization supporting educational, legislative, and social services for urban and reservation Indians.
Dates: 1923-1988; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1988

John Stands-in-Timber papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Stands-in-Timber
Abstract Papers of the tribal historian for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, resident of the Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Lame Deer, Montana, and author of Cheyenne Memories, published by Yale University Press. Includes the original manuscript of Cheyenne Memories, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, agency-related documents and tribal correspondence, photographs, and sermons.
Dates: 1920-1963

Orlando Cabanban photographs

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Cabanban
Abstract Negatives (35 mm and 120 film format), contact sheets, prints, and transparencies created by Chicago photographer Orlando Cabanban primarily of events related to the American Indian Center of Chicago during the late 1960s. Social activities documented include powwows, day camps, the AIC canoe club and basketball team, and the American Indian Festival held at the Field Museum. Also includes images of AIC meetings, demonstrations, individual and family portraits, miscellaneous photographs and...
Dates: approximately 1920s-1991; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1986

St. Augustine's Center for American Indians records

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-St. Augustines
Abstract Records of the Saint Augustine's Center for American Indians in Chicago, which provided casework and supportive services for the city’s Native American community, 1961-2006. The Center was founded by Father Peter J. Powell to offer social services to American Indian families newly arrived in Chicago as part of the BIA’s Indian Relocation Program. This federal program moved Indian families from the reservations to major cities, arranged for housing and jobs, and withdrew assistance...
Dates: 1957-2016