Forest & Lorene Olds Papers: Miami Claims Records, 1956-1973

Series 3 of the Chief Forest D. and Lorene Olds Papers.

For many years, the Miami Tribe argued in front of the Indian Claims Commission that they were dealt with unjustly through forced removal from their homeland, and that the government had not honored treaties made with the Miami Tribe. They were represented in these cases by Edwin A. Rothschild, of the law firm Sonnenschied, Nath, and Rosenthal of Chicago, Illinois. The Tribe was successful in their arguments, with monies being awarded first in 1964 The material contained in this series reflects Chief Olds's testimony before Congress, copies of court dockets and decisions, and financial statements of the tribe after the judgment monies were placed in a trust fund. More information about this, including inquiries from tribal members, can be found in the correspondence files of the preceding series.

Physical Description: 0.25 cubic feet (6 folders).

Box    Folder    Description
05 02 Attorney's Contract and Fees 1970-1971
05 03 Claims, Treaties, Petitions, and Bills 1951-1966 and undated
05 04 Congressional Hearing on Dockets 67 and 251 1968 May
05 05 Indian Claims Commission, Docket 256, 124-D, and 124-E 1964-1965
05 06 Judgement Checks 1966-1973
05 07-08 Miami Claims Information 1956-1973
05 09 Tribal Finances 1965-1973