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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Record of William Henry Corbusier, Colonel, U.S. Army Retired

    Colonel William Henry Corbusier served as a surgeon for the U.S. Army in Arizona Territories from 1872 to 1875 and from 1884 to1888. This collection contains a typescript of biographical accounts and reminiscences about events at military posts. These ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 11:41

  2. 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 chiefly concerning education on the ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 11:43

  3. Letter Book of J. H. Stout

    Holograph, carbon letter book covering the period December 1, 1871 to March 21, 1875. Letters are from Stout chiefly to his superiors and benefactors back east and describe the needs and conditions of the people and the reservation school. ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 11:49

  4. Reports of a Land Management Survey, Navajo Indian Reservation

    The collection consists of 54 bound folders containing reports and statistics of a land management survey on the Navajo Indian Reservation, relating to the agronomy, soil and water conservation problems existing on the reservation during the 1930s. The ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-25 12:20

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Military Posts Research Materials

    Correspondence, articles, typescripts, notes, maps, charts, slides, and other materials, written or collected by Schilling, relating to the history and development of various forts in Arizona and New Mexico. ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-26 10:23

  8. Reminiscences of George W. Nock

    George W. Nock, (1843-1922), was a school superintendent at the Colorado River Indian Agency in Arizona Territory from 1887 to 1889. The collection includes a photocopy of autobiographical manuscript concerning Nock's experiences as teacher to the ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-27 16:16

  9. 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

  10. 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

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