Oral history interview with Richard Wetherill II
Scope and Content
The purpose of the interview was to document, via first hand recollections, life at the Wetherill's Chaco Canyon trading post. Although Richard II did not know his father very well, he did remember details surrounding his father's murder. Childhood and family recollections, including excavation at Chaco, trading with the Indians, and life after Richard was murdered are highlights of the interview. The interview gives insight into the Wetherill family, relationships with the Navajo, and life in the Southwest during the early-mid 20th century.
- 1977 December 1-4
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Richard Wetherill II, was the oldest son of Richard Wetherill and Marietta Palmer Wetherill and was 12 years old when his father was murdered. The family moved to Farmington, NM immediately after the murder, and later to Cuba, NM. Richard II died in 1984.
Source: Wetherill, a History of Discovery
1 box (.17 cu. ft. including 11 audio CDs and 1 volume of transcribed excerpts)
- Finding Aid of the Oral history interview with Richard Wetherill II, 1977 December 1-4
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- B. Silbergleit
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