University of Arizona

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Anna Ransier Glass Plate Collection

    Anna Helen Nelson was born in 1885 in Sparta, Wisconsin. She was a missionary to the Hopi Indians in Arizona before she met Hubert E. Ransier through their mutual interest in photography. They were married in 1918 and the couple lived in New York where th ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 14:35

  2. Charles F. Lummis

    Charles Fletcher attended Harvard University and introduced himself to the West on foot during his famous 143 day walk from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. He began work there as editor of Harrison G. Otis' newspaper, The Los Angeles Times.  He explored, ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 15:07

  3. Don Alonzo Sanford Papers

    Don Alonzo Sanford spent his early years working in various areas such as painting, carriage making, dentistry and law enforcement (as deputy sheriff) before deciding to move to the West to make his fortune. In about 1870 he joined his brother in driving ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 15:43

  4. Papers of Leighton Finley

    Finley was a U.S. Army officer, Lieutenant, 10th cavalry, in Texas, 1880-1881, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1881-1884, and Arizona, 1885-1892.  Collection includes a diary, notebooks, biographical material, and photographs relating to Finley's Army serv ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 13:58

  5. Papers of Gertrude Edna Lewis Gates

    Gertrude Edna Lewis Gates was an Arizona rancher; operated the DA Ranch, 1910-1922, in Cornville, AZ, Yavapai County. Collection includes correspondence, notebooks, cattle records, and financial papers pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the D. ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 14:03

  6. 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 - 2014-03-10 14:10

  7. 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 - 2014-03-10 14:21

  8. 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 - 2014-03-10 14:23

  9. 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

  10. 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

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