Michael Scullin American Indian rights collection
Scope and Content of the Collection
Newspapers, clippings, publications, slides, reel-to-reel tapes, audiocassettes and CDs of Michael Scullin related to the contemporary American Indian rights movement dating 1970-1980.
Photocopied newspaper clippings from the Minneapolis Tribune and The Free Press (Mankato), 1970-1974, primarily concerning the American Indian Movement (AIM) and the Wounded Knee occupation; audio tapes (with digital copies) of the American Indian Education Conference, 1970, and the American Indian Movement on Urban Indians, 1971, speakers include Russell Means, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Lehman Brightman, George Mitchell, and others. Also recorded music from the Rosebud Reservation, approximately 1975, and other Sioux songs; 35 mm slides depicting the Mandan and Hidatsa, mainly by 19th century artists George Catlin and Karl Bodmer; newspaper clippings and other materials regarding the 1860s Dakota conflict; and miscellaneous publications and programs.
- Creation: 1951-1987
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-1980
- Scullin, Michael (Person)
Materials are in English, Cherokee, Navajo, Siksika, Yupik, and Sioux.
Conditions Governing Access
The Michael Scullin American Indian rights collection are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Audiovisual recordings in this collection have been digitized and are available online. Access to the original audiovisual items is restricted.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Michael Scullin American Indian rights collection is the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at email@example.com.
Biography of Michael Scullin
Retired American professor of Anthropology, writer, and researcher interested in early horticulture in the North Central states.
Born on April 24, 1937, Michael Scullin was raised on a small farm on the eastern shore of Maryland. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Natural History from Cornell University in 1967, and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1969. He studied geography at the University of Minnesota during the mid-1980s.
Scullin was a professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and his research interests included the paleontology of southern Minnesota, Hidatsa maize, Cahokia and its relationship with Minnesota cultures in the 12th century, and Native American horticulture. Scullin was instrumental in the development and maintenance of “The Amos Own Garden of American Indian Horticulture” at Minnesota State University, Mankato, which is a Hidatsa demonstration garden using varieties of plants indigenous to the Northern Plains.
1 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
11 items (5 open reels, 6 CDs)
Collection of Michael Scullin, retired professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, contains mainly materials relating to the contemporary Indian rights movement. There are photocopied newspaper clippings from the Minneapolis Tribune and The Free Press (Mankato), pertaining to AIM and the Wounded Knee occupation; audio tapes (with digital copies) of an Indian Education Conference, and the American Indian Movement on Urban Indians; recorded music from the Rosebud Reservation, approximately 1975, and other Sioux songs; 35 mm slides depicting the Mandan and Hidatsa, mainly by 19th century artists Catlin and Bodmer; miscellaneous publications and programs.
Papers are organized in the following series:
- Series 1: American Indian Movement (AIM) and Wounded Knee, 1970-1974
- Boxes 1-2
- Series 2: American Indian Movement (AIM) Occupation and Dakota Conflict, 1951-1987
- Box 3
- Series 3: Sound Recordings, 1970-approximately 1975
- Audiovisual boxes (restricted)
Collection Stack Location
3a 56 14
Gift of Michael Scullin to Brian Hosmer of the D’Arcy McNickle Center on the American Indian, 2004.
The following journal and newspaper Issues have been removed from the Michael Scullin American Indian rights collection for individual cataloging:
- The Native People (Edmonton, Alberta), March – July 1970
- The Native People (Edmonton, Alberta), August – December 1970
- The Native People (Edmonton, Alberta), February – July 1971
- The Native People (Edmonton, Alberta), August 1971 – February 1972
- American Indian Civil Rights Handbook, A Guide to the Rights and Liberties, Under Federal Law, of Native Americans Living On and Off Reservations, March 1972
- Your Right to Indian Welfare, A Handbook on the BIA General Assistance Program, Clearinghouse Publication No. 45, United States Commission on Civil Rights, December 1973
Analú López, 2018.
- Banks, Dennis (Person)
- Bellecourt, Clyde H. (Clyde Howard), 1936-2022 (Person)
- Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893 (Person)
- Brightman, Lehman, 1930-2017 (Person)
- Buckanga, Jerry (Person)
- Catlin, George, 1796-1872 (Person)
- Mason, Bud (Person)
- Means, Russell (Person)
- Medicine, Beatrice (Person)
- Mitchell, George, 1936-2015 (Person)
- Ross-Pawless, Donald (Person)
- Scullin, Michael (Person)
Genre / Form
- Clippings -- West (U.S.)
- Compact discs
- Sound recordings
- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
- Red Lake Indian Reservation (Minn.)
- Rosebud Indian Reservation (S.D.)
- Wounded Knee (S.D.) -- History
- Wounded Knee (S.D.) -- History -- Indian occupation, 1973
- Cherokee language
- Dakota Indians -- Government relations -- Sources
- Dakota Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Dakota Indians -- Land tenure -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Dakota Indians -- Relocation -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Dakota Indians -- Treaties -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
- Indians of North America -- Minnesota
- Indians of North America -- North Dakota
- Indians of North America -- South Dakota
- Manuscripts, American
- Navajo language
- Siksika language
- Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890
- Yupik languages
- Inventory of the Michael Scullin American Indian rights collection, 1951-1987, bulk 1970-1980
- Analú López
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2023-01-17: Audiovisual materials have been permanently removed from the collection for preservation. Access to the original audiovisual items is restricted.