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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Records of the Compania Constructora Richardson, S.A.

    Photographs along with legal papers and descriptive material documenting the company projects from the excavation stages to completed dams. ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:09

  2. Mexican Government Documents Regarding the Borderlands Campaign Against the Apache Indians

    The collection documents relations between the Mexico and the United States during the mid to late 1800's.  Of particular importance is the impact of Apache movements through Sonora and Arizona.  Documents includes administrative, diplomatic and ...

    castanoe - 2014-09-30 15:40

  3. Papers of Fay Jackson Smith

    This collection contains research notes and a manuscript for Father Kino in Arizona. The research notes include 3x5 cards, as well as notes written in Spanish. Additionally this collection contains materials regarding Smith's Captain of the Phantom ...

    castanoe - 2015-07-21 09:46

  4. Bernard Fontana Papers

    This collection contains materials relating to Bernard (Bunny) Fontana, a prominent anthropologist and active community member in Southern Arizona. Materials include activity files, which include documentation of activities in organizations, speeches, ...

    castanoe - 2014-12-05 11:49

  5. Pedro de Arriquibar Letters

    Two holograph letters, dated Aug. 6 and Dec. 6, 1796, Presidio de San Agustín del Tucson, to Bishop Fray Francisco Rouset de Jesus, Diocese of Sonora, Mexico. Contains brief description and inventory of his church; and mentions Native Americans, civilians ...

    castanoe - 2016-08-01 08:55

  6. 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

  7. 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 ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-22 10:59

  8. 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 ...

    castanoe - 2017-09-12 16:06

  9. 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 - 2020-05-12 18:48

  10. 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 - 2020-08-26 10:07

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