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Manuscript Group 116

The Center For Native American Development

Records, 1972-1979
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This descriptive inventory of the papers of the Center For Native American Development in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen in February 1983.


The material from the Center for Native American Development, which was started at the University of Idaho in 1972 under the direction of Jack R. Ridley, is contained in one large archival file box which occupies one linear foot of shelf space. The material includes development plans for the Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce tribes, material from the Institute on Indian Law and Jurisdiction held in November 1979 at the University of Idaho Law School, a collection of Jack Ridley's articles, material for a course on Reservation Economic Development, and miscellaneous folders from Ridley's office.

The following Description of Series gives a fuller description of this material.


Since there is very little material in this collection it has not been divided into series. However, all the material relating to the two tribes (Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce) is together by tribe, the class material is together, and the files from Mr. Ridley's office are together and have been arranged in alphabetical order.


Since the material in this group has not been divided into series the contents of the box will be listed under the various categories into which it falls.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

"Comprehensive Development Plan: Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation." September 1973. 106 p.

"General Policies and Procedures of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho."

Nez Perce Tribe

"Initial Bibliography: Nez Perce Comprehensive Planning Program." Prepared for the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, Lapwai, Idaho, by McDermott & Associates, Lewiston, Idaho; Spokane, Washington. February 1973. 20 p.

"Nez Perce Tribal Lands Review." By J.R. Ridley, Director, Center for Native American Development, University of Idaho. n.d., 16 p.

"Resource Plans for the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho." Prepared during 1972 & 1973 by the Nez Perce Planning Team, assisted by McDermott & Associates, Resource Planners, Spokane, Washington.

"Review of Operations and Recommendations for the Big Eddy Marina." n.d.

Institute on Indian Law and Jurisdiction

Notebook of materials for the Institute held at the University of Idaho College of Law, November 29, 30 and December 1, 1979.

Ridley, Jack R. Notebook of Articles

"Organizational Structure." 32 p.

"General Comments on Tribal Council-Administration in Idaho." 16 p.

"Range and Grazing Management." 20 p.

"The Role of the Individual in Tribal Government." 21 p.

"Personnel Management of Indian Programs." 19 P.

"Fort Hall Seminar: The Management Crisis on Indian Reservations." 13 p.

NatAm 299. Reservation Economic Development

Folder 1. Course outline and lecture notes

Folder 2. Tests


Bureau of Indian Affairs Offices (addresses)

Calendar Information (dates of meetings)

Coeur d'Alene Tribe

Crow Indian Reservation

Flathead Reservation

Fort Peck Tribes

Graduate Students

Ideas - Writings (miscellaneous articles)

Indian Data

Indian Students

Names and Addresses (of Indian educators and students)

Nez Perce Tribe

Perkins, Wayne

Rights of Indians

Salary Schedule (University of Idaho)

Umatilla Indian Reservation

US Senate (Congressional Directory - addresses of Congressmen)

University of Idaho

WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

Wind River Reservation

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