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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Diario, de las ultimas peregrinaciones del Padre Fr. Francisco Garcés, hasta la provincia del Moqui, y noticias de varias nuevas naciones exparcidas hasta el Rio Colorado en California

    Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo Garcés (1738-1781) was a Spanish Franciscan missionary, explorer of the Southwest United States, and priest at San Xavier del Bac, near Tucson, AZ, beginning in 1768. Eighteenth century manuscript copy of Padre Francisco ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-26 10:12

  2. W.C. Holden Expedition Papers

    William Curry Holden received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas. In 1929, he joined the faculty of Texas Technological College to teach history and anthropology. He remained there for more than four decades, becoming chairman ...

    trentp - 2015-03-18 16:27

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

    Official handwritten copy, dated the 6th of January, 1754, of a petition by the procurador general of the town council of Mizque to the Viceroy of Peru, on behalf of the Yanaconas Indians. ...

    castanoe - 2021-12-16 16:18

  4. Arizona, Southwestern, and Borderlands Photograph Collection

    Photographs documenting Tucson history, exploratory expeditions to the West in 1884-1885 and 1885-1886, and Native American groups of the American Southwest and Mexico. ...

    castanoe - 2022-02-15 18:02

  5. Reyes Report

    The collection includes a typescript translation of report, written by Spanish Franciscan Antonio de los Reyes, on existing conditions in the missions of Sonora administered by the Fathers of the Propagation of the Faith College of the Holy Cross in ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-11 13:44

  6. Pedro de Arriquibar Letters

    The collection contains two holograph letters, dated Aug. 6 and Dec. 6, 1796, from Pedro de Arriquibar, chaplain of the Presidio de San Agustín del Tucson, to Bishop Fray Francisco Rouset de Jesus, Diocese of Sonora, Mexico. The letters provide a brief ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-15 12:07

  7. Charles Sheldon Papers

    This collection consists chiefly of two journals and photographic materials documenting Charles Sheldon's desert bighorn sheep collecting expeditions from 1912 to 1916. The second journal also documents his studies of the Seri Indians and Tiburon ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-19 15:02

  8. Report of an Exploration, Written at Mission Dolores, Pimeria A

    The collection contains holograph reports of an expedition made by Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit missionary, and Father Antonio Leal into southwestern Arizona, known at the time as Pimeria Alta, in 1699. Includes extensive description of the geography, ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-25 17:02

  9. Photographs of David Lee Guss

    David Lee Guss is a free-lance photographer from Tucson, AZ. A number of his photographs appeared in his documentary film The Border. This collection contains 8x10" photographs taken chiefly in Arizona from 1967 to 1982. Subjects include Tucson ...

    castanoe - 2022-08-01 14:00

  10. Memorias sobre las provincias del norte de Nueva Espana

    José María Cortés y de Olarte (d. 1811) was a Spanish military engineer who served in New Spain. The collection includes an early nineteenth-century copy of  Memorias sobre las provincias del norte de Nueva Espana made in Spain for Edward King, Viscount ...

    castanoe - 2022-08-08 13:00

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