University of Arizona

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. 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 Anz ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-22 13:29

  2. The Rainbow Bridge

    A 19-page typescript that relates the Navajo prayer for rain and the legend about Rainbow Bridge, as told to Hoffman Birney by Ast'hon Sosi (the Slim Woman) at Kayenta. Includes original photographs of Rainbow Bridge, Navajo sandpaintings, the Anasaz ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-23 11:28

  3. Photographs of Carl Moon

      Born in Wilmington, Ohio, Carl E. Moon learned his craft as an apprentice to a photography studio. He moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, opened his own studio, and made pictorial studies of Indians in the region. Between 1907 to 1914, he worked for Fred ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-23 12:32

  4. Journal of Frank West

    One volume journal containing handwritten entries from 1884- 1885, recording marches during the Apache campaign. The routes are from Fort Huachuca, Arizona, to Fort Craig, New Mexico; from Fort Craig to Fort Wingate, and from there to Deming. Hand-drawn m ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-23 12:37

  5. Papers of Chester J. Higman

      A graduate of the University of Washington, Chester Higman worked in a variety of businesses in the United States, and served as a volunteer for the American Friends Service Committee in Mexico prior to 1958. As the first Administrative Assistant employ ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-23 12:48

  6. Papers of Bonaventure Oblasser

    Born in Portland, Oregon, on March 7, 1885, 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 sch ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-23 13:07

  7. Papers of William Neil Smith

    Includes biographical information, correspondence, writings, publications, field notebooks, field research data sheets, subject files, bibliography cards, photographs, negatives, color slides, motion picture film, and sound recordings, chiefly from 1944-1 ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-23 13:55

  8. George Lippitt Andrews

    George Lippitt Andrews was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1828. He entered the Rhode Island Militia in 1844, was promoted to Major in 1848, and to Colonel in 1853. He resigned from the military in 1856. In 1859 he rejoined the military as a Second L ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-25 13:29

  9. Southwest Parks and Monuments Association Records

    When the National Park Service was created in 1916, several nonprofit organizations (cooperating associations) were formed to support park programs and projects not covered by government funding. By 1936 cooperating associations were formally recognized b ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-25 16:39

  10. 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 Subj ...

    castanoe - 2013-05-13 15:25

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