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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Ben J. McKinney Oral Interview / 1963 February 9

    Ben J. McKinney, born in 1883, was a pioneer cattleman who owned and operated the Ventana Ranch on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation from 1919 to the early 1930s. This collection contains a carbon transcript of a tape recording of McKinney being ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-07 11:11

  2. Hopi Traditionalist Movement Papers

    The Hopi Traditionalist movement opposed policies of Hopi Tribal Council, Peabody Coal Company, Indian Claims Commission, and others which threatened traditional Hopi land and life. This collection consists of correspondence, transcripts of meetings, ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-18 13:29

  3. 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

  4. 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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