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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Collection of Mescalero Apache Records

    The papers in this collection include two subgroups: Records of the Mescalero Apache Reservation and Related Source Documents. The records, in the form of microfilms, photoprints, and photocopies, include reports, census rolls, correspondence, photographs ...

    castanoe - 2022-04-25 11:19

  2. Charles F. Lummis Papers

    The collection includes correspondence (1879-1928), biographical materials and memorabilia (1884-1973), photographs (1889-1928), and historical materials (1559-1932), including original and typescript historical documents mainly from Spain and California. ...

    castanoe - 2022-04-25 11:24

  3. Papers of Charles Fletcher Lummis

    Collection includes journals, correspondence, writings, notebooks, and photographs, chiefly 1890-1920, of Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), writer and librarian, mostly relating to his family and career with the Southwest Society and Los Angeles Public ...

    castanoe - 2022-04-25 11:25

  4. A Pima Remembers

    This collection includes the author's original typescript of sketches of Pima history and traditions. It also includes revisions with editor's notes; correspondence, designs, financial records pertaining to the book's publication; original ...

    castanoe - 2022-04-29 11:39

  5. Letters to Jean Dwight Franklin

    The collection contains original typescript letters concerning investigation and resignation of Tuba City, AZ Indian agent and school superintendent William T. Sullivan. It includes a letter signed by John Bassett Moore, then counselor for the United ...

    castanoe - 2022-05-25 16:52

  6. Carlos Montezuma Papers

    This collection includes correspondence; manuscripts of lectures, articles, and reminiscences relating to his career and relationships with the federal government, reservations, and the Carlisle Indian School; and miscellaneous medical materials. ...

    castanoe - 2022-06-14 11:51

  7. Memoirs of James McCarthy

    James McCarthy was a Tohono O'Odham author and World War I veteran. The collection contains holograph memoirs of James McCarthy’s experiences as a member of the Tohono O'odham on the reservation, at Indian schools, service in World War I and ...

    castanoe - 2022-06-30 15:59

  8. Collection Relating to James McCarthy

    Author James McCarthy’s autobiography A Papago Traveler: The Memories of James McCarthy was edited by John G. Westover, a military historian, and published by the University of Arizona Press in 1985 for the Sun Tracks series. The collection contains ...

    castanoe - 2022-06-30 16:02

  9. Letter from Sergeant James E. Derwent to Charles Fellows, Regarding the Death of Cochise, 1874 June 10

    The collection consists of a letter from James E. Derwent, Sergeant in Company D of the 5th United States Cavalry, to personal friend Charles Fellows discussing the death of Apache leader, Cochise, on the Chiricahua reservation. Included is the holograph ...

    castanoe - 2022-06-30 16:34

  10. Letterbook of Rueben Augustine Wilbur

    Rueben Augustine Wilbur was a U.S. Indian Agent for the Papago Reservation in Arizona Territory in the 1870s. The collection contains chiefly letters written between Oct. 2, 1871 and Dec. 8, 1874, addressed to Wilbur's superiors in the Bureau of ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-01 16:31

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