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Summary Of Proceedings Of The Meetings Of The Working Committee on National Indian Organization Held in Chicago on May 25, 26, and 27, 1944 The meetings held in the YMCA Building, 19 South LeSalle Street, Chicago, on May 25, 26, and 27 were the culmination of activities initiated by a communication addressed under date of February 23, 1944, to members of the Working Committee by their temporary chairmen, Charles E. J. Heacock The following persons convened in Chicago on the days mentioned and attended part or all of the meetings the proceedings of which are reported on here: Arthur O. Allen | Sioux Ruth M. Bronson | Cherokee Mark L. Burns | Chippewa Cleo D. Caudell | Choctaw Ben Dwight | Choctaw David Dozier | Pueblo Amanda H. Finley | Cherokee Archie Phinney | Nez Perce Ken FitzGerald | Chippewa Roy E. Gourd | Cherokee Lois E. Harlin | Cherokee Charles E. J. Heacock | Sioux Erma O. Hicks | Cherokee George LaMotte | Chippewa Leona Locust | Cherokee Carroll Martell | Chippewa Randolph H. McCurtain | Choctaw D'Arcy McNickle | Cree Charlotte Orozco | Chippewa Peter Powlas | Oneida Ed Rogers | Chippewa Harry L. Stevens | Apache The first meeting, held on Thursday afternoon, May 25, was devoted to talks giving the background of developments leading up to the meetings then being held. A report was given on a meeting and discussion a few members of the group had had a few days earlier with Dr. Eduard Lindeman of the American Association of Indian Affairs. This discussion covered a tentative plan for calling a national convention of Indians, means of financing such a convention and the organization work leading up to it, a budget for this convention, principles by which the organization should guide itself, and a tentative program for the organization when it has been set up on a functioning basis. (A copy of the report on the meeting with Dr. Lindeman is
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