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Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs records (1996-68)

Rhode Island State Archives

Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Scope & content

The records of the Commission are primarily arranged by subject and include correspondence, annual reports, by-laws, meeting minutes, reference files, and documentation on activities with various federal and state agencies including The Bureau of Indian Affairs, The Rhode Island Indian Council (proposals and grants), and The Narragansett Tribe (needs assessment questionnaires, land claim settlement). Other records relate to various projects including the Narragansett Tribal Education Project, the South County Project, and the establishment of the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum.