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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. Photographs of Carl Moon

    The Carl Moon collection is comprised of photographs, ca. 1903-1914, consisting of black and white copy prints of Apache, Hopi, Navajo, and other American Indians. The collection is artificially arranged into seven series: Portraits, Cafts, Music, Men, ...

    castanoe - 2021-12-09 15:06

  3. Arizona, Southwestern, and Borderlands Photograph Collection

    Photographs documenting Tucson history, exploratory expeditions to the West in 1884-1885 and 1885-1886, and Native American groups of the American Southwest and Mexico. ...

    castanoe - 2022-02-15 18:02

  4. 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

  5. Julian D. Hayden Photograph Collection

    This collection is comprised of personal and professional photographs of Julian D. Hayden. Much of this material relates to his work as an archaeologist, including excavations of Snaketown, Ventana Canyon, Pueblo Grande and other excavations. Other photos ...

    castanoe - 2022-02-28 11:15

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Albert Ward papers

    This collection consists of research materials relating to archaeologist Albert E. Ward's work in New Mexico. A majority of the collection references Site 48, a ruin that Ward excavated in New Mexico. Site 48's authenticity was later called into ...

    mnboyer - 2022-03-18 11:46

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