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Indians of North America -- Social life and customs

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

American Indian Oral History Collection

Identifier: MSS-314-BC
Abstract The American Indian Oral History collection contains recorded interviews with and about Native Americans. There were 904 recordings collected by the University of New Mexico between 1967-1972. The bulk of the interviews contain oral traditions and recollections from Navajos and Pueblos. Transcripts are available for most of the recordings.
Dates: 1967-1973

Augustine B. Stoll Collection

Identifier: MSS-1090-SC
Abstract The collection consists primarily of reports written by Augustine B. Stoll detailing her work as a public health nurse for the American Red Cross at Santo Domingo Pueblo and on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in New Mexico.
Dates: 1921-1953; Majority of material found in 1922-1929

Buster Degraftenreid. Belle Kilgore, collector., 1936-1940

Identifier: 5-4-9 32
Scope and Contents Describes the few days Buster lived with the Indians.
Dates: 1936-1940

Custom - Arapahoe Indian Grief. Kenneth Fordyce, collector., 1936-1940

Identifier: 5-4-9 22
Scope and Contents Traditions of showing grief for those who had died.
Dates: 1936-1940

Fényes-Curtin-Paloheimo Collection

Identifier: nmsfamh0011
Abstract This collection documents the lives of three generations of one family, grandmother, Eva Scott Muse Fényes, mother, Leonora S.M. Curtin, and daughter, Leonora Curtin Paloheimo. The personal papers of the women contain extensive correspondence, diaries, thousands of photographs, business and financial documents, travel records, scrapbooks, clippings, and ephemera.
Dates: 1847-2005

Indian - colored arrows. Kenneth Fordyce, collector., 1936-1940

Identifier: 5-4-9 23
Scope and Contents Describes how colored arrows are used to identify game on a hunt.
Dates: 1936-1940

Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Association Sound Recordings of the 44th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Identifier: MU-6
Scope and Content This collection contains 36 sound tapes of ceremonial dances recorded in the field during the 44th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, held in Gallup, N.M., August 12-15, 1965. The tapes contain music from Native American peoples from Mexico and across the United States, including the Southwest, Plains, Pacific Coast and Southeast. Twenty eight tribes are represented in the collection which has been arranged alphabetically by tribe. Also on the tapes there are descriptions of the types of dances...
Dates: August 12-15, 1965

Lansing B. Bloom Papers,

Identifier: MSS-110-BC
Scope and Content The collection is divided into two series: Lansing Bloom Personal Papers/AGI Research and the John Gregory Bourke Papers. The Bloom series, which is box 1 of the collection, contains Bloom's private papers and descriptive lists of hundreds of documents pertaining to Northern Mexico, New Mexico and Southwest history from the AGI that Bloom located and copied. The numbers in the lists that he assigned to the documents also appear on the photostats of the documents themselves in the...
Dates: 1540-1946 (bulk 1870-1946)

Lucky-in-the-house. Hartley Alexander, collector., 1936-1940

Identifier: 5-4-9 6
Scope and Contents Describes social life and customs of the Arikara Indians and the special role of one woman, Lucky-in-the-House. Taken from Theatre Arts Monthly, August, 1933.
Dates: 1936-1940

Robert E. Robideau American Indian Movement Papers

Identifier: MSS-557-BC
Scope and Content The Robert E. Robideau papers contain reports, court documents, Freedom of Information Act released FBI files, newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten notes, publications, audiocassette tapes, flyers, and research files pertaining to Robideau's lifelong work as an American Indian Movement activist. The original collection is divided into 3 overlapping series. 2 more series were added in July 2011. AIM consists of 23 boxes which contain the...
Dates: 1974-2007

Shirley Hill Witt Papers

Identifier: MSS-591-BC
Scope and Content The contents of this collection reflect Dr. Witt's concerns for American Indian issues. Series I contains materials that Witt collected while working as a consultant to the Potawatomie, Ottawa, and Chipewa tribes for their cases before the Indian Claims Commission (ICC). The majority of the material in this series relates to docket numbers 18e (Ottawa and Chippewa of Michigan), 18g (Red Lake Band, Chippewa), 29 (Hannahville Potawatomi), 57 (Saginaw Chippewa), 58 (Ottawa and Chippewa of...
Dates: 1610-1991

The reason Indian scouts wore long hair. Frances Totty, collector., 1936-1940

Identifier: 5-4-9 19
Scope and Contents Indians feel long hair is an indication of how brave a man is and believe that a man who wears short hair is a coward.
Dates: 1936-1940

Why the Indians' hair stays black. Muriel Haskell, collector., 1936-1940

Identifier: 4-4-12 1
Scope and Contents Describes the hair washing customs among the Taos Indians.
Dates: 1936-1940