University of Arizona

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Derrotero de los Padres Fray Francisco Atanacio Domínguez, and Fr. Silvestre Vélez, de Escalante, en sus exploraciónes, desde las missiones de Zuñy del Nuevo Mexico, hasta las ymmediaciones de Monte Rey de California

    Collection includes eighteenth-century copy of the diary kept by Vélez de Escalante on his expedition with Dominguez through the four corners area of the American Southwest, July 29, 1776 to Jan. 2, 1777. Although unsuccessful in their mission to find a ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 11:52

  2. Burr Wilson Porter Papers

    Burr Wilson Porter, 1878-1943, was a pioneer businessman, sheep rancher, and trading post operator; Apache County, Arizona. This collection includes financial ledgers and legal records relating to operation of a general merchandise store and trading ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 11:53

  3. Guadalupe, Arizona, Townsite Papers

    This collection contains the earliest information about the founding (c. 1910) of a Yaqui Indian settlement southeast of Phoenix in Maricopa County, now a Yaqui-Mexican town. Included in this collection is a holograph and typescript (photocopy) of names ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 12:10

  4. 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 ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 12:12

  5. Memoirs of James McCarthy

    Holograph memoirs of experiences as a Tohono O'Odham on the reservation, at Indian schools, service in World War I and later life. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Collection Area: Arizona & ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 14:02

  6. Letters to Jean Dwight Franklin

    Typescript (original) letters concerning investigation and resignation of Tuba City (Ariz.) Indian agent and school superintendent William T. Sullivan. Includes letter signed by John Bassett Moore, then counselor for the United States State Dept; and ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 14:09

  7. Diary and Scrapbook of Mission San Xavier del Bac

    Holograph and typescript (photocopy) of Father Bonaventure's private diary and scrapbook describing early 1900's at the mission. Includes photographs of Tohono O'Odham Indians' life, housing, ceremonies. Early entries list baptisms. ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 14:54

  8. Russell's La Paz County: a Historical Anthology in Four Volumes

    La Paz County was created in 1983 from Yuma County, Ariz. This collection contains a typescript compilation, 4 vols., of newspaper and magazine articles concerning La Paz County, Ariz.; chiefly published in the Arizona Sentinel from 1850-1911. Vol. 4 ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-18 14:58

  9. Memorias sobre las provincias del norte de Nueva Espana

    Bound manuscript volume contains two different works on northern New Spain.  Also contains a complete copy of the diary kept by the Franciscans Silvestre Vélez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio Domínguez. It recounts their expedition into Colorado, Utah ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-21 09:30

  10. United States Army, Military Division of the Missouri Correspondence

    Photocopies of 118 documents, chiefly official correspondence and printed orders related to Captain Nicholas Nolan, 10th Cavalry, from 1878 to 1880. Letters from the winter of 1879 concern the escort and protection of reservation Indians on a hunting ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-21 09:43

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