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Transcript of tape of interview with "Mrs. M.", August 1967.

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 12

Scope and Content

From the Collection: The papers of Peter Nabokov, writer and newspaperman, contain manuscripts, notes, recorded interviews and newspaper articles. The bulk of the collection relates to research and writings about Reies Lopez Tijerina and the Tierra Amarilla land grant. The collection contains articles from the Santa Fe New Mexican, The Albuquerque Journal, The Albuquerque Tribune, and various other newspapers and magazines published during the 1960's and 1970's. The notes Nabokov made for his articles, as well as transcripts of some tapes, and extensive notes for the trial of Reies Lopez Tijerina are included.

Drafts of the manuscripts of three books by Nabokov are included. One book, Tijerina And The Courthouse Raid, is based on notes, interviews, and clippings found in boxes 1-3. Two Leggings, is based on the field notes of William Wildschut, who interviewed Two Leggings, a Crow warrior, in the 1920's. Materials relating to this book are in box 4. Book reviews of the two books are in the collection, as well as the correspondence of Mr. Nabokov with his publishers.

Box 5 of the collection contains audio recordings of interviews with Reies Tijerina and others involved with Alianza Federal de las Mercedes (La Alianza). Also included is an audio "tour" of a community health clinic, La Cooperativa y La Clinica del Pueblo, in Rio Arriba County, and a recording of a meeting held during a Santa Fe newspaper strike, 1968.

Box 6 has various newspapers from the 1960's dealing with Hispanic, or Spanish-American issues, plus a special section of the Sunday Santa Fe New Mexican, edited by Nabokov.

A 2018 addition to the collection contains research materials relating to Nabokov's publications, Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo and How the world moves: the odyssey of an American Indian family (2015). The majority of these materials focus on the Hunt family: Edward P. (Chief Day Break) Hunt, Clyde (Chief Sunny Skies) Hunt, Henry Wayne (Wolf Robe) Hunt, and Wilbert (Blue Sky Eagle) Hunt, and Acoma Pueblo. There are also several folders relating to Nabokov's earlier publication, Indian running (1981).


  • August 1967.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 11 boxes (8.83 cu. ft.)


Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131