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Michael Scullin American Indian Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Scullin

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.

Dates

  • 1951-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980

Creator

Language

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).

Conditions Governing Audiovisual Access

Audiovisual recordings in this collection have not been digitized and are unavailable for use at this time.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Michael Scullin American Indian Rights Collection are 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.

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.

Extent

1.7 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Abstract

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.

Organization

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
Boxes 4-5

Collection Stack Location

3a 56 14

Provenance

Gift of Michael Scullin to Brian Hosmer of the D’Arcy McNickle Center on the American Indian, 2004.

Separated Materials

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

Processed by

Analú López, 2018.
Title
Inventory of the Michael Scullin American Indian Rights Collection, 1951-1987, bulk 1970-1980
Status
Completed
Author
Analú López
Date
©2018.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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