University of Arizona

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Diario, de las ultimas peregrinaciones del Padre Fr. Francisco Garcés, hasta la provincia del Moqui, y noticias de varias nuevas naciones exparcidas hasta el Rio Colorado en California

    Eighteenth century manuscript copy of Padre Francisco Garcés' 11-month travel diary. Leaving San Xavier Mission in the autumn of 1775, he traveled with the second Anza Expedition until reaching the Yuma area. From there, he traveled with two Yuma ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-30 15:37

  2. Report of an Exploration, Written at Mission Dolores, Pimeria A

    Holograph report of an expedition made by Kino and Fr. Antonio Leal into southwestern Arizona in 1699. Includes extensive description of the geography, resources, native peoples, and missionary organization in the area. Included materials: Manuscript ...

    castanoe - 2013-05-13 15:25

  3. Diary and Scrapbook of Mission San Xavier del Bac

    Holograph and typescript (photocopy) of Father Bonaventure's private diary and scrapbook describing early 1900's at the mission. Includes photographs of Tohono O'Odham Indians' life, housing, ceremonies. Early entries list baptisms. ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-16 14:34

  4. Cartas y Informes

    Photocopies of typed transcriptions of 13 letters and reports written by missionaries in Pimería Alta, Sonora, and Chihuahua, from 1768 to 1816. Some letters are addressed to their superiors at Querétaro; others are to include Captain Juan Bautiste de ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-22 13:29

  5. Correspondence of John Baptiste Salpointe

    Photocopies of translations in English of letters in the Roman Catholic Diocese Archives of Tucson. The bulk of the letters contain progress reports from Salpointe to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:29

  6. Papers of Fay Jackson Smith

    This collection contains research notes and a manuscript for Father Kino in Arizona. The research notes include 3x5 cards, as well as notes written in Spanish. Additionally this collection contains materials regarding Smith's Captain of the Phantom ...

    castanoe - 2015-07-21 09:46

  7. Father Bonaventure Oblasser, O.F.M. Collection

    Emil Oblasser studied for the Franciscan priesthood (taking the name of Bonaventure) at Mission Santa Barbara from 1901 until 1908. His missionary work in Arizona resulted in the construction of over a dozen schools and churches on what would become known ...

    trentp - 2015-06-23 13:02

  8. Report

    Typescript translation of report on existing conditions in the missions of Sonora administered by the Fathers of the Propagation of the Faith College of the Holy Cross in Queretaro, Mexico. Describes each mission and village including number and lifestyle ...

    castanoe - 2016-03-11 10:42

  9. Pedro de Arriquibar Letters

    Two holograph letters, dated Aug. 6 and Dec. 6, 1796, Presidio de San Agustín del Tucson, to Bishop Fray Francisco Rouset de Jesus, Diocese of Sonora, Mexico. Contains brief description and inventory of his church; and mentions Native Americans, civilians ...

    castanoe - 2016-08-01 08:55