University of Arizona

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Manuscripts of John L. Riggs

    John L. Riggs was a local historian in Mohave County, Arizona. Collection includes holograph articles concerning Mohave County, Ariz. history, including Walapai Indians, William H. Hardy, turquoise mines, the Silver Hill Massacre, and the killing of the L ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-26 17:13

  2. Records of the San Xavier Indian Reservation Water Users' Association

    The San Xavier Indian Reservation Water Users' Association was concerned with development of irrigation on the San Xavier Indian Reservation, Pima County, Arizona. Collection includes minutes of meetings, 1940-1945; time sheets for Indian laborers, M ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-27 09:44

  3. 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 - 2013-03-27 10:05

  4. Mrs. A. S. Addis Photograph Collection

    Sarah Short’s father, Thomas Short, owned a photography studio in Kansas. She married one of his photography assistants, Alfred Shea Addis, about 1855. Alfred opened a photography studio in Kansas; then went to Chihuahua, Mexico during the Civil War. They ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-27 12:56

  5. Letter from Sergeant James E. Derwent to Charles Fellows, Regarding the Death of Cochise, 1874 June 10

    James E. Derwent , Sargeant in Company D, 5th United States Cavalry, was on the Chiracahua reservation when Cochise died. Charles Fellows was a personal friend of the sergeant. Holograph letter, accompanied by original envelope.  Included materials: Manus ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-27 13:40

  6. Willis P. Haynes Photograph Collection

    Photographer and businessman, Willis P. Haynes worked as a Tucson photographer beginning in 1886. During the 1890s, he practiced photography while also working for the census bureau, the Nogales customs office, and the U. S. District Court in Prescott. He ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-27 13:11

  7. Letterbook of Rueben Augustine Wilbur

    Rueben Augustine Wilbur was a U.S. Indian Agent for the Papago Reservation in Arizona Territory in the 1870s. The collection contains chiefly letters, from Oct. 2, 1871 to Dec. 8, 1874, addressed to his superiors in the Bureau of Indian Affairs concerning ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-28 10:38

  8. Papers Relating to a Proposed Trailer-Home Development in the Area of Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation, Arizona

    Correspondence, petitions, maps, photographs, and clippings concerning land owner's protest to the Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission. Also material relating to the Historic Zone amendment to the Pima County Ordinance of 1952, and Fontana ...

    castanoe - 2013-03-28 11:27

  9. Ben J. McKinney Oral Interview / 1963 February 9

    Ben J. McKinney, born in 1883, was a Pioneer cattleman who owned and operated the Ventana Ranch on the Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation from 1919 to the early 1930's. Interview covers events, personalities, pioneer life and family enterprises. ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-08 10:36

  10. 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 - 2013-04-08 11:11

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