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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Bob Bartlett Collection

    Collection is predominantly written descriptions and visual images of Bartlett's travels. Also includes, two transcripts, magazine articles, and photographs. ...

    castanoe - 2022-02-28 10:39

  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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Reyes Report

    The collection includes a typescript translation of report, written by Spanish Franciscan Antonio de los Reyes, on existing conditions in the missions of Sonora administered by the Fathers of the Propagation of the Faith College of the Holy Cross in ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-11 13:44

  9. 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

  10. 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

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