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Navajo Indians -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Austin A. Sam Autobiography and Houck Chapter History,

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-656-BC
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

Charlotte Johnson Frisbie Collection of Navajo Music and Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: MU-10
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.
Dates: 1963-1965

Frank Driver Reeve Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-158-BC
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

George P. Hammond Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-55-BC
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.
Dates: 1933-1956

Ronald J. Kurtz Cañoncito Navajo research papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-758-BC
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of Ronald Kurtz' field journal and field notes, as well as census data, court records, school records, drafts of unpublished papers, and historical research gathered for his dissertation, "Role Change and Cultural Change: The Cañoncito Navajo Case."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