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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. History of the Apaches

    Charles D. Poston was the first Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Arizona from 1863 to 1864. Poston was known as the Father of the Arizona Territory because of his lobbying efforts to establish Arizona as a separate territory. The collection consists ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-27 16:19

  2. Radio Talks on Arizona by James H. McClintock

    James H. McClintock (1864-1934) was an Arizona historian. The collection contains a typescript of a series of 53 radio talks for the Union Oil Company of Arizona's "Forward Arizona" program broadcasted from Feb. 19, 1930-Feb. 18, 1931 on ...

    castanoe - 2020-09-08 14:37

  3. Inventory of Letters Received by Office of Indian Affairs Pertaining to the Arizona Superintendency

    The collection contains an inventory of letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from 1863 to 1877 pertaining to the Arizona Superintendency of Indian Affairs. The letters give dates, correspondent, and brief subject content. Included materials: ...

    castanoe - 2020-09-11 10:14

  4. Edward Palmer Manuscripts

    Edward Palmer was an Acting Assistant Surgeon in the U. S. Army, and was later employed by the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture from 1865-1889. This collection contains original manuscripts concerning Native Americans, Arizona military posts, and journeys in ...

    castanoe - 2020-09-11 11:37

  5. Father Bonaventure Oblasser, O.F.M. Collection

    Emil Oblasser studied for the Franciscan priesthood (taking the name of Bonaventure) at Mission Santa Barbara from 1901 until 1908. His missionary work in Arizona resulted in the construction of over a dozen schools and churches on what would become known ...

    trentp - 2020-10-12 10:26

  6. Newspaper Clippings Concerning Native Americans

    The collection consists of 13 clippings concerning Native Americans in Arizona, published from 1902 to 1912, and attached to loose scrapbook pages. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Collection Area: Arizona ...

    castanoe - 2020-10-23 12:35

  7. Bibliography of the San Carlos Apache Indians

    The collection consists of a bibliography of materials concerning the San Carlos Apache Indians. The entries date from 1863-1953 and some have brief annotations. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Collection ...

    castanoe - 2020-10-23 12:52

  8. Documents Relating to Southwest History

    Documents highlight the discovery of Silver at Arizonac in 1736 in the jurisdiction of Don Juan Bautista de Anza, the Chief Justice for His Majesty in the Province of Sonora, the career of his son, also named Don Juan Bautista de Anza (1736-1788), who was ...

    castanoe - 2020-10-26 11:19

  9. Original Drawings of Hazel McFeely Fontana

    Hazel McFeely Fontana (1931-2009) was an Arizona artist. She was talented in multiple art media: rendering detailed pencil drawings of missions, re-creating lush landscapes out of vibrant opaque watercolors, infusing ink-and-paper sketches with Asian ...

    castanoe - 2020-10-26 11:54

  10. Correspondence of Merrill Pingree Freeman

    Holograph and typescript letters, to and from Freeman, concerning personal matters, Apache Kid and various reminiscences of Apache attacks, camels in Arizona, and various incidents of law and order in frontier life, some of which were utilized by him in ...

    castanoe - 2020-10-26 11:58

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