Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Volume 11 of the Smithsonian's Handbook of North American Indians, focused on Indians of the Great Basin region of the American west, and included cultural, historical, prehistorical, and technological information about the Paiute, Washo, Shoshoni, Ute, and Bannock Indians. Editorial files include correspondence between editors and authors, meeting reports, planning committee materials, general business records, draft chapters, and final essays. Material between 1970-1985.
Report attempts to relate Shoshonean culture change to plans and objectives of the Indian Reorganization Act (I.R.A.) of 1934; the work is based on Steward's ethnographic studies in the field.,Includes evaluation of the diversities among the tribes, placement on reservations, tribal understanding of the I.R.A., and Steward's recommendations. Accompanying the report are letters between Roy Nash and W.W. Hill which discuss the report's treatment by the Indian Office.