National Council of American Indians

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The National Council of American Indians was founded in 1926 by Gertrude Bonnin, also known by her Dakota name, Zitkala-Ša. She was the organization's president until she died in 1938. Her husband, Raymond Bonnin, a former Bureau of Indian Affairs employee, served as secretary.[1]

The organization "advocated citizenship rights, better educational opportunities, improved health care, and cultural recognition and preservation."[2] Its records were discovered in the papers of Attorney Ernest L. Wilkinson; they are now held by the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Council of American Indians records, 1926-1938". Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Manuscript Collection Descriptions. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  2. ^ "Gertrude Bonnin". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2013-07-07.

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