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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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  1. Papers Relating to a Proposed Trailer-Home Development in the Area of Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation, Arizona

    The collection consists of correspondence, petitions, maps, photographs, and clippings concerning land owner's protest to the Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission. Also included is material relating to the Historic Zone amendment to the Pima ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-05 14:17

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Pedro de Arriquibar Letters

    The collection contains two holograph letters, dated Aug. 6 and Dec. 6, 1796, from Pedro de Arriquibar, chaplain of the Presidio de San Agustín del Tucson, to Bishop Fray Francisco Rouset de Jesus, Diocese of Sonora, Mexico. The letters provide a brief ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-15 12:07

  6. 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

  7. Charles Sheldon Papers

    This collection consists chiefly of two journals and photographic materials documenting Charles Sheldon's desert bighorn sheep collecting expeditions from 1912 to 1916. The second journal also documents his studies of the Seri Indians and Tiburon ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-19 15:02

  8. 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

  9. Report of an Exploration, Written at Mission Dolores, Pimeria A

    The collection contains holograph reports of an expedition made by Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit missionary, and Father Antonio Leal into southwestern Arizona, known at the time as Pimeria Alta, in 1699. Includes extensive description of the geography, ...

    castanoe - 2022-07-25 17:02

  10. Records of the Province of St. John the Baptist Franciscans

    The collection includes correspondence, financial records, official documents, reports, maps, articles, publications, photographs, postcards, and notes. The bulk of the collection is correspondence and records relating to the establishment and operation ...

    castanoe - 2022-08-01 13:31

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