1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 21, 2021 9:44 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Looking for a letter from William Zimmerman

    Peter Griffin Newbie

      I am looking for a letter from William Zimmerman, Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated May 7, 1936.  I believe it was addressed to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, or perhaps to the Tribal Executive Committee of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.  Thank you for any help.  It should include a list of lands that the Secretary of the Interior was considering to restore to tribal ownership.

        • Re: Looking for a letter from William Zimmerman
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Griffin,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Correspondence of William Zimmerman, 1935 - 1948 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) that may include the letter you seek. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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