University of Arizona

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Papers of Earle Robert Forrest

    Earle Robert Forrest was a cowboy, photographer, and writer. He raveled extensively in the Southwest during the early 1900s, photographing and gathering research materials for his writings. This collection is organized into two subgroups: Papers and Photo ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:28

  2. Correspondence of John Baptiste Salpointe

    Jean Baptiste Salpointe was born at St. Maurice, Puy de Dome, France on February 21, 1825. After studying theology at Clermont Seminary, he was ordained as a priest. He held several posts in Europe before arriving in the United States as a missionary for ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:29

  3. Papers of the Roman Hubbell Family

      Roman Hubbell (1891-1957) was the second son of John Lorenzo Hubbell (1853-1930), noted pioneer Indian trader and founder of the J. L. Hubbell Trading Post at Ganado in Arizona Territory, 1876. The area surrounding the trading post eventually became par ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-11 09:05

  4. Petition, 1734, to the Marques de Castelfuerte, Viceroy of Peru, on behalf of the tributary Yanaconas Indians

    The Yanaconas were a hereditary class of Indian servants in South America. Early in the history of Spanish conquest, the King granted to his favorites an "encomienda," or rights to use a piece of land, recruit Indian labor, and collect taxes, as ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-24 12:39

  5. Papers of the Oury Family

    The Oury family was an Arizona pioneer family, prominent in territorial political and military affairs. William S. Oury served as first Mayor of Tucson, 1864, and sheriff of Pima County, 1873-1877; he was a participant in the Camp Grant Massacre in which ...

    castanoe - 2014-07-31 09:22

  6. Reports of a Land Management Survey, Navajo Indian Reservation

    The collection consists of 54 bound folders containing reports and statistics of a land management survey on the Navajo Indian Reservation, relating to the agronomy, soil and water conservation problems existing on the reservation during the 1930s. Also i ...

    castanoe - 2014-08-01 13:08

  7. Papers of Berard Haile

    Berard Haile was a Franciscan missionary, linguist, and anthropologist. Worked extensively with the Navajo at Lukachukai and St. Michaels Missions in Arizona and wrote several works on Navajo ceremonials, language and grammar. Collection includes correspo ...

    castanoe - 2014-08-01 14:23

  8. A Pima Remembers

    George Webb was a cattleman and farmer in Arizona as well as an Associate Judge of the Tribal Court, 1942-1950. This collection includes the author's original typescript of sketches of Pima history and traditions. It also includes revisions with edit ...

    castanoe - 2014-08-07 14:53

  9. Correspondence of Merrill Pingree Freeman

    Merrill Freeman was born in Ohio in February 1844. He was a resident of Nevada for 18 years and moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1880. In 1884 he was appointed postmaster for the city of Tucson, but resigned this position in 1887 to accept the position as a ca ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-11 08:24

  10. Reminiscences of George W. Nock

    George W. Nock, 1843-1922, was a school superintendent at the Colorado River Indian Agency in Arizona Territory in 1887-1889. The collection includes a photocopy of autobiographical manuscript concerning experiences as teacher to the Mojave, 1887-1889. Al ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-16 13:22