John Baptiste Salpointe Manuscripts
Identifier: AC 417
Scope and Content
This collection is a series of handwritten manuscripts on Indians of the Southwest. Most pages are written in English, although some are in French (Salpointe's native language) and one essay is in Spanish. Topics covered include: dances, mythology, traits, and Indian wars. He focuses on the Apache, Navajo, Papago, Zuni, and Pueblo Indian tribes.
Language of Materials
English French Spanish
The collection is open for research.
Duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
John Baptiste Salpointe was born in Saint Maurice, Puy-de-Dôme, France in 1825. He was ordained as a priest in 1851 and came to New Mexico as a missionary in 1859. After serving the Church for 35 years, he retired in 1894. During those years he was appointed Vicar General for the Missions of Arizona, and then became Bishop of Arizona. He returned to New Mexico in 1885, when he succeeded Lamy as the Archbishop of Santa Fe. In 1898, Salpointe wrote a history of the Catholic Church in the Southwest entilted Soldiers of the Cross. He died that same year in Tucson, Arizona.
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- Guide to the John Baptiste Salpointe Manuscripts, 1834-1889
- Edited Full Draft
- Susanne N. Ristow/Kathryn Robbens
- © 2008
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- Finding aid is in English
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