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Collection Details


Collection Name: United Indian Traders Association Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Northern Arizona University. Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Local Identifier: UITA
URL: http://www.nau.edu/library/speccoll/exhibits/traders/oralhistories/oralhist.html
Dates Spanned: 1997-
Description: In 1931, a group of trading post owners and operators founded the United Indian Traders Association (UITA), a non-profit organization whose goals were: 1) to promote improved business practices among Indian traders, arts and crafts dealers, Indians, and all related agencies; 2) to promote, encourage, and protect the manufacture and sale of genuine Indian handmade arts and crafts; and 3) to promote the general welfare of those engaged in the business of Indian trading, as well as the welfare of the Navajo Indians and all other Indians of North America. In 1997, when the UITA decided to disband, they divided their substantial financial reserves among several worthy causes, one of which is the oral history project displayed at this web-site.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 44
Interviews: [49 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Economics; American Indians
ASP Subjects: American Indian; Commerce; Indian reservations; Indians of North America; Indians of North America--Commerce; Navajo Indians--United States; North America; Oral history; Trading posts; United Indian Traders Assocation, 1931-1997; United States
Collection Code: OHC0001228