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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. 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

  2. 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, AZ, now a Yaqui-Mexican town. Included in this collection is a holograph and typescript (photocopy) of ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-25 12:05

  3. 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

  4. Records of the Province of St. John the Baptist Franciscans

    The collection includes correspondence, financial records, official documents, reports, maps, articles, publications, photographs, postcards, and notes. The bulk of the collection is correspondence and records relating to the establishment and operation ...

    castanoe - 2022-08-01 13:31

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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