American Indian Movement members, involved in “The Longest Walk,”march in Washington, D.C. to protest anti-Indian legislation and draw attention to their cause.
A public health nurse treats an elderly Native American villager in remote southwestern Alaska. Thousands of natives receive health care at homes and clinics nationwide.
A map of Georgia and Alabama in 1823, prior to the Indian Removal Act of 1838, which forced the Cherokee and Creek out of the Southeast and into the Indian Territories (modern Oklahoma) along the Trail of Tears.
A Tuscarora Indian from near Niagara Falls, N.Y. protests a New York Supreme Court injunction which prevented members of the SiX Nations Indian Confederacy from halting construction lands in the Onondada Indian Reservation.
In 1926, members of the Osage tribe visited the White House for a meeting with President Calvin Coolidge.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier meets with South Dakota Blackfoot Indian chiefs in 1934 to discuss the Wheeler-Howard Act. The Act, later known as the Indian Reorganization Act allowed for Native American self-government on a tribal basis.
Harold Ickes and members of the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, announce the first North American Indian Tribe Constitution ever adopted and approved under the Indian Reorganization Act.