University of Arizona

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Edward Palmer Manuscripts

    Edward Palmer was an Acting Assistant Surgeon in the U. S. Army, and was later employed by the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture from 1865-1889. He was an amateur ethnologist, anthropologist, geologist and meteorologist. This collection contains original manuscr ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:30

  2. Documents Relating to Southwest History

    Juan Bautista de Anza, 1963-1740,was born in Basque country before leaving for New Spain when he was nineteen years old. There, he worked in silver mines, joined the cavalry and established livestock ranches. When silver was discovered in 1736 under his j ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:31

  3. Correspondence of Merrill Pingree Freeman

    Merrill Freeman was born in Ohio in February 1907. 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 - 2014-03-10 14:32

  4. Original Drawings of Hazel McFeely Fontana

    60 original pen and ink drawings for Edward H. Spicer's Cycles of Conquest, published by the University of Arizona Press, 1962. Includes some drawings not used in the published work. Chiefly Southwest and Native American subjects including pottery, h ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:33

  5. Carlos Montezuma Papers

      Carlos Montezuma, whose Indian name was Wassaja, was a Yavapai Indian from central Arizona. He was captured by Pima Indians and sold to a photographer. He was educated in Arizona and New York City. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1884 an ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:36

  6. Fred Harvey Hotels Collection

    Fred Harvey (1835-1901) began a partnership with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1878. In 1889, the Railway gave Harvey exclusive rights to manage and operate his eating houses, lunch stands, and hotel facilities upon the Santa Fe's rail ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 15:07

  7. Records of the Province of St. John the Baptist Franciscans

      In 1887, Franciscan friars established St. Michaels Mission in Apache County, Arizona. Its purpose was to bring Catholic doctrine and education to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. St. Michaels Press was established in 1909, and still pr ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 15:24

  8. Willis A. Tingey Papers

    Contains mainly documents created by Willis A. Tingey related to land management, area development and irrigation on the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations, Arizona and New Mexico. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Indigenous Peoples of the Am ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 15:29

  9. Rueben Augustine Wilbur

      Dr. Wilbur graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1863. He moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1865, established a medical practice and homesteaded ranch lands near Arivaca, Arizona. In 1868-1869, he was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to conduct a ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 15:31

  10. W. J. McGee Photograph Collection

      Born in Iowa in 1853, anthropologist, ethnologist, and geologist William J. McGee worked for the U.S. Geological Survey from 1881 until 1893 when the Bureau of American Ethnology was formed. He was in charge of the Bureau from 1893 to 1903. During that ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 15:57

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