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2000 pieces, 1.0 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
The Catawba Indian Land Claim Records consist of newspaper articles, magazine articles, court cases and decisions, legislation, and other records related to the Catawba Indian Nation’s Land Claim that went to the Supreme Court in 1986. South Carolina v. Catawba Indian Tribe, Inc., 476 U.S. 498 was an important case regarding aboriginal title in the United States. A settlement was eventually reached where the Catawba Indian Nation’s aboriginal title was revoked in exchange for $50,000,000 in 1993. This collection would prove invaluable to anyone researching the Catawba Indian Nation, its history, and relation to local history.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Catawba Indian Land Claim Dispute Records - Accession 779". Finding Aid 1243.