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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Annita Delano Photographic Collection

    Photographs, postcards and newspaper clippings, circa 1930-1940. This collection is comprised of photographs, photographic postcards and newspaper clippings collected by California artist and UCLA professor of art Annita Delano. ...

    castanoe - 2022-04-25 11:39

  2. Poetics & Politics

    Poetics and Politics was a graduate seminar and series of public readings by thirteen Native American writers. The events were held in the Spring of 1992 at the University of Arizona and were organized by Professor Ofelia Zepeda (Linguistics Department) ...

    adhoward - 2022-05-16 13:52

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Oral History Interview: St. Michael's, Ariz., with Bernard Fontana, April 1-2, 1960

    The collection contains a typescript of a tape recording between Samual E. Day, a pioneer and trading post operator in the Navajo Indian Reservation, and Bernard (Bunny) L. Fontana, a prominent anthropologist who was involved in Tohono O’odham affairs. ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-05 15:07

  7. Records of the Hubbell Trading Post

    Hubbell Trading Post records pertain to vendor files, business materials, and personal and business correspondence. ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-05 16:44

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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