Navajo Indians -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The collection contains a typescript photocopy of "Sam's Story: The Autobiography of Austin A. Sam" which details the life of a Navajo Indian living in a "white environment." The collection also contains descriptive materials about the Houck Chapter of the Navajo reservation and material related to Sam's schooling and military service.
Dates: 1952-2010; Majority of material found in 1983-1992
Abstract This is a copy of the field recordings made by Charlotte S. Johnson on the Navajo Reservation in 1963-1965. There are large segments of Navajo dialogue with English translations. The collection contains a wide range of songs and oral histories that provide an in depth view of Navajo religion, society and history.
Abstract The collection contains research, correspondence, and manuscripts of Frank Driver Reeve. Focuses of the collection include New Mexico history, the Navajo, and the University of New Mexico.
Dates: 1787-1968; Majority of material found in 1840-1967
Abstract This collection contains three volumes of a detailed manuscript written by George Peter Hammond entitled "Navajo-Hopi Relations," which addresses the history of these two tribes between 1540 and 1956. The subtext speaks to the role of the U.S. government and military, missionaries, and other tribes in those relations.
Abstract This collection is comprised of a typed copy and a photoprint of Joseph King Fenno Mansfield's report on local military posts and tribes in the New Mexico Territory and what is now Arizona and Texas, in 1853. It includes descriptions of present forts and their surrounding areas, maps and proposals for changes to be made to these, as well as proposals for new forts.
Abstract The collection consists of Ronald Kurtz' field journal and field notes, as well as census data, court records, school records, drafts of unpublished papers, and historical research gathered for his dissertation, "Role Change and Cultural Change: The Cañoncito Navajo Case."
Dates: 1945-1963; Majority of material found in 1957
Scope and Contents The collection consists of audio interviews conducted with nine Navajo Code Talkers (and the widow of Jimmy Gleason) by author Sally McClain as part of the research for her book Navajo Weapon, published in 1994. The original sixteen audio cassette tapes have been reformatted to CDs for researcher use.
Dates: 1990 - 1992
Scope and Content Collection consists of administrative, civil, military, and ecclesiastical records of the Spanish colonial government in New Mexico, 1621-1821. Records cover both the local and provincial levels, and include correspondence between officials in Santa Fe and Mexico. Few pre-Revolt documents are contained in this collection. Significant documents from the Pueblo Revolt period (1680-1693) include Antonio de Otermin's 1681 journal of the attempted reconquest of New Mexico, and various administrative...
Abstract William Dean Wilson was a Navajo Code Talker in World War II. The William Dean Wilson Collection contains papers; photographs and negatives; correspondence; pay stubs; government memoranda, circulars, and pamphlets; newspaper clippings; magazines; handwritten notes; military postcards; photographs, negatives, and slides; powwow dance regalia; Navajo dance regalia; rattles; cassette tapes; memorabilia; and military related pins and medals. The photographs include his early childhood, World War...
Dates: 1923 - 1999