- Existence: 1926
Arthur Lazarus is an attorney who specializes in American Indian Law. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1949, he worked with Felix Cohen in Washington D.C. until Cohen's death in 1953. Lazarus represented American Indian tribes in their claims against State and Federal governments, including several claims before the federal Indian Claims Commission. His clients included the Blackfeet Tribe, the Menominee Tribe, the Papago Tribe, the Seneca Nation, the Sioux Nation, and the Tuscarora Nation.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
John Collier papers
Call Number: MS 146
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, subject files, writings, memoranda and reports, research materials, and miscellanea, documenting the personal life and professional career of John Collier. His service with the American Indian Defense Association (A.I.D.A.), as United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and as a teacher and author is detailed. Correspondence files include materials with leading political, literary, and social figures. Drafts of books, articles, essays, reviews, and...
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Arthur Lazarus papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-2684
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings and printed briefs relating to Arthur Lazarus, his activism in the area of Native American civil rights, and his legal clients. The papers document Lazarus's legal work for two prominent cases: Tuscarora Indian Nation v. Power Authority of the State of New York, which came before the Supreme Court in 1958, and Montana v. Blackfeet Tribe, which came before the Supreme Court in 1985. Other clients and cases are also documented in...