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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Correspondence of John Baptiste Salpointe

    Photocopies of translations in English of letters in the Roman Catholic Diocese Archives of Tucson. The bulk of the letters contain progress reports from Salpointe to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. ...

    castanoe - 2021-11-03 10:53

  2. Papers of William Bedford Griffen

    Collection includes handwritten field notebooks and revised notes of observations of the Seri Indians of Mexico. Most of the notebooks focus on family organization and social customs of the Seri. Rites associated with events such as birth, puberty, ...

    castanoe - 2022-02-28 11:15

  3. The Rainbow Bridge

    A 19-page typescript that relates the Navajo prayer for rain and the legend about Rainbow Bridge, as told to Hoffman Birney by Ast'hon Sosi (the Slim Woman) at Kayenta. Includes original photographs of Rainbow Bridge, Navajo sandpaintings, the ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-01 13:18

  4. Records of the San Xavier Indian Reservation Water Users' Association

    The San Xavier Indian Reservation Water Users' Association was concerned with development of irrigation on the San Xavier Indian Reservation, Pima County, AZ. The collection includes minutes of meetings, 1940-1945; time sheets for Indian laborers, ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-10 14:43

  5. Reminiscences of Joseph Kirby Corson

    Joseph Kirby Corson was a surgeon for the U.S. Army, and stationed at both Prescott and Yuma, AZ between 1878 and 1882. The collection contains a typescript portion of a reminiscent diary, circa 1910, concerning Kirby’s U.S. Army service. The diary is ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-11 12:04

  6. Early Arizona History

    The collection contains a typescript by Arizona historian Opie Rundle Burgess concerning activities of Apache Indians in Arizona, chiefly Apache leaders Cochise, Geronimo, and Mangas Colorado. The collection also includes three photographs by C.S. Fly of ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-11 13:38

  7. Papers Relating to His [Thomas Edwin Farish] History of Arizona

    The collection presents typescripts, in the form of eight volume notebooks, by Arizona historian Thomas Edwin Farish that pertain to his history of the state of Arizona. The title pages of volumes 1-4 and 7 were inscribed by the author to Governor G.W.P. ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-25 10:40

  8. Russell's La Paz County: a Historical Anthology in Four Volumes

    La Paz County was created in 1983 from Yuma County, AZ. This collection contains a four-volume typescript compilation gathered by amateur historian Robert Parke Russell. It comprises newspaper and magazine articles concerning La Paz County; chiefly ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-25 16:24

  9. Diary and Scrapbook of Mission San Xavier del Bac

    Father Bonaventure. O.F.M. (1885-1967) was a Franciscan priest, historian and missionary, mainly to the Tohono O'odham at Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson, AZ. The collection contains a holograph and photocopied typescript of Father Bonaventure& ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-25 16:29

  10. Papers of Chester J. Higman

    This collection is comprised of council minutes, development programs, journals, mining and mineral rights, range ordinances, correspondence, and background materials that document Higman's efforts to assist the Tribal Council in improving conditions ...

    castanoe - 2022-04-01 15:17

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