The Autobiography of a Papago Woman

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Underhill, Ruth & Chona, Maria , “The Autobiography of a Papago Woman ,” Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial, accessed September 22, 2014, http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits-dynamic/az100/items/show/209.

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Title

The Autobiography of a Papago Woman

Description

Chona, the daughter of a Papago (Tohono O’odham) village chief when the tribe first came under American supervision, was in her nineties when Underhill (1884-1984) recorded her recollections during several visits between 1931 and 1935. She recalls her childhood in conditions that differed very little from Spanish days, her marriage to a medicine man, and her own life as a healer. The first published memoirs of a southwestern Native American woman, Chona’s recollections are valuable for their descriptions of Tohono O’odam ceremonies, religious rites, and living conditions in the nineteenth century.
--James J. Owens.

Creator

Underhill, Ruth & Chona, Maria

Publisher

Menasha, Wisc. : American Anthropological Association, 1936.

Date

1936

Format

1 p. ℓ., 64 p. ; 24 cm.

Language

eng

Type

book

Identifier

GN2 .A22 no.46 Sp Coll