Indian Water Rights, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session, March 25 and 26, 1974   [open pdf - 65MB]

This is the March 25 and 26, 1974 hearings on "Indian Water Rights," held before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. From the opening statement of James Abourezk: "This is an open, public hearing designed to familiarize the Indian Affairs Subcommittee with the various social, economical, and political aspects of the Indian water rights issue and, more particularly, with the water rights issues of the Indian tribes of the Southwestern United States. [...] The southwest tribes have sought to present certain facts to this subcommittee concerning their water rights. These hearings are designed to give them that opportunity and, as I stated at the beginning of my remarks, to give the members of this subcommittee some working knowledge of Indian water rights. It is my hope that we can use the knowledge that we gain from hearings such as these to develop some sort of suitable framework or mechanism by which Congress, in its oversight capacity, can assure itself and the Indian people that the natural resources of the Indians and, more particularly, the rights to the use of water are being looked after and protected." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: West Anderson, Richard B. Bell, Tonny Bowman, Wilbert Carlyle, Wendell Chino, Paul F. Eckstein, Robert Lewis, Ernest Mirabal, Lawrence P. Singer, Paul Smith, Benny Starr, Ernest Stephens, Frank Tenorio, Stanley Tenorio, Carl Todacheenee, Mel Tonasket, Hubert Velarde, Brent Blackwelder, and Ben Kill.

Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
Media Type:
Help with citations