New prohibition law asked for Alaska. Washington D.C....

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New prohibition law asked for Alaska. Washington D.C. Consumption of liquor by Indians in Alaska under the present law was "legalized murder" made increasingly bad because they were unable to judge its quality, was told to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee today. Prominent Alaskan officials and Indian educators appeared before the committee to urge that a new prohibition law be enacted by Congress to spply in Alaska. In the picture, left to right: Senator Elmer Thomas, Chairman of the Committee; Claude M. Hirst, Director of the Office of Indian affairs in Alaska; and John Collier, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress).

Harris & Ewing, photographer
  • Glass negatives.
  • 1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller
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  • Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
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