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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Manuscripts for Publication

    Typescript drafts and galley proofs of five works mainly concerned with the late nineteenth century history of the American West. ...

    castanoe - 2022-08-05 15:32

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

    During the time these documents were written, the Military Division of the Missouri included Texas and the Indian Territory. The 10th Cavalry, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers, was formed after the Civil War. One of the officers was Henry O. Flipper, ...

    castanoe - 2022-08-08 12:52

  3. 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

  4. Who Were the Big Bend Basket-Makers?

    George Castor Martin was a historical writer from Terrell Wells, TX. The collection contains a typescript about the archaeology of early native peoples in the southwest region of Texas and across the border into Coahuila, Mexico. Martin describes a ...

    castanoe - 2022-08-12 13:30

  5. Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs Records

    Established in 1953 by the Arizona Legislature, the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs had as its original mission to study the condition of American Indian residing in the state. Comprised of 15 members, the Commission includes 7 Indian and 2 non ...

    trentp - 2023-03-07 15:24

  6. Anna Ransier Glass Plate Collection

    This collection is comprised of photographs taken during the extensive travels of Anna Ransier, a Baptist missionary, and her husband Hubert during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The hand-colored glass plate lantern slides were then shown to various school, club ...

    castanoe - 2023-03-07 15:25

  7. The Navajos and the Indian Bureau

    John Henry Holst was the Supervisor of Indian Education for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1928 to 1943. The collection contains an original typescript with holograph corrections, written in 1950, concerning primarily education on the Navajo ...

    castanoe - 2023-03-07 15:26

  8. 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 - 2023-09-01 16:11

  9. 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 - 2023-09-01 16:21

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