This collection includes pamphlets, correspondence, newspapers, and
organizational material relating to Anthropology Professor Richard O. Clemmer's activities with the
Friends of the Hopi and the Committee of Concern for Traditional Indian Land and Life. The primary focus
of the collection is the Black Mesa power grid and the efforts by the Hopi and other interested parties
to decommission it. Newspaper and magazine articles relating to Indian Country are included in the
collection. The collection mainly focuses on Clemmer's work with the Hopi between the years 1971-1979
but also includes information on the California North Coast tribes of the Hupa, Yurok, and Pit River and
their land claim issues. Topics include the Black Mesa power grid, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and
Native American traditional land claims.
Dr. Richard O. Clemmer is a Professor of Anthropology and a Graduate faculty member of Religious Studies
at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. He has taught Anthropology at both the undergraduate
and graduate levels since 1967. Dr. Clemmer received his PH.D in Anthropology from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1972. He has previously taught at: the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, California State University, Northridge, State University of New York, Binghamton,
University of California, Santa Barbara, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and the College of
New Rochelle, New York.
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Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or
imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.