Larry Jack Echo Hawk papers

Larry Jack Echo Hawk papers

Dates: 2009-2012

Contains the documents of Larry Jack Echo Hawk during his tenure as Assistant Secretary to the Interior on Indian Affairs. It contains correspondence and memos from senators, tribal leaders, and others, as well as contracts between the Federal Government and tribes. It also includes his weekly reports to the Secretary of the Interior, daily schedules of his meetings with senators and others, photographs of him at various venues, including being sworn in, and press releases. All materials are related in Indian Affairs. Dated 2009-2012.

  • Extent: 2 cartons (2 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Echohawk, Larry
  • Call Number: MSS 8050
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Access restricted until 2017. Curator restriction. See L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators for permission.
Languages and Scripts
Collection contains five archival series: 1. Larry Jack Echo Hawk correspondence, 2009-2012. 2. Larry Jack Echo Hawk weekly reports, 2009-2012. 3. Larry Jack Echo Hawk daily schedules, 2009-2012. 4. Larry Jack Echo Hawk photographs, 2009-2012. 5. Larry Jack Echo Hawk press releases, 2009-2012.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Larry Jack Echo Hawk must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8050; Larry Jack Echo Hawk papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8050, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Larry Jack Echo Hawk in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Larry Jack Echo Hawk; 2012.
Subject Terms
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs; Civil Procedure and Courts; Civil Rights; Ethnic groups--United States; Native Americans; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Photographs; Reports; Schedules
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Ethnic and minority history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.) The collection documents the work of Larry Echo Hawk on Indian Affairs.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Echo Hawk (Larry Jack) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-06-06T14:49-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Larry Jack Echo Hawk (1948-) is the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Larry Jack Echo Hawk was born on August 2, 1948 in Cody, Wyoming to Ernest and Emma Jane Echo Hawk. He is a member of the Pawnee tribe. He grew up in Farmington, New Mexico. He was baptized into the Mormon church when he was 14. He married Teresa Pries in 1967 and they had six children. He went to BYU and earned degrees in physical education and zoology before serving two years in the Marines. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah and got an MBA at Stanford University in 1975. He then started a law firm defending Indian tribes in court. He was elected Attorney General of Idaho in 1990. After that, he taught at BYU for a few years. Echo Hawk served on the American Indian Services National Advisory Board and Board of Trustees and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice. He has also served on the board of the American Indian Community Resource Center. He was made the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs in 2009. He resigned from that position in April 2012. He was appointed a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in that same month. He currently lives in Virginia.

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