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    • JY "EC" Otondo Oral History Interview

    • Otondo, JY "EC"
    • Glendale, AZ: Arizona Communities; Basque Community; Los Angeles, CA; Great Depression; Sheep Ranching;
    • “EC” Otondo was part of one of the first, if not the first sheep families to live in Arizona. He remembers herding his sheep down the trail from northern Arizona to Gilbert. Moving along the San Francisco Peaks into the valley. During this period,...
    • At the Trysting Place, Portfolio 12, Plate 416

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “Since they first appeared in history in the sixteenth century, these Indians have occupied their present habitat in northeastern Arizona. Their neighbors on the north, west, and east were the predatory Navaho, alternately hostile and friendly,...
    • Pakit - Maricopa, Portfolio 2, Plate 70

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Maricopa Indians
    • “The Maricopa are a small tribe of Yuma stock living as neighbors of the Pima, chiefly in the valley of the Gila in southern Arizona, though a few make their home on the Salt River reservation east of Phoenix. Maricopa, Yuma, and Mohave tradition,...
    • Havachachi - Maricopa, Portfolio 2, Plate 64

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Maricopa Indians
    • “The Maricopa, of course, possessed the same wealth of native vegetal and animal foods as the Pima, and employed the same methods of gathering and treating them. The fruit of the giant cactus, found in unlimited quantities, is still one of their...
    • A Walpi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 424

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “There are now eight Hopi pueblos, all of them on the tops of mesas. On East mesa are Walpi (‘gap place’) and Sichomovi (‘flower mound place’); on Middle mesa, Mishongnovi, Shipaulovi, and Shongopavi (‘rush spring place’); on West mesa, Oraibi,...
    • Review and analysis of the Flagstaff culture

    • Gladwin, Harold S. (Harold Sterling), 1883-1983
    • Indians of North America; Antiquities; Architecture, Prehistoric; Pit houses; Tree-rings
    • (14,462kb pdf) Gladwin compares the previous work done on the architecture of the Flagstaff culture by Colton, Spicer, McGregor and Hargrave with tree-ring dating done by Douglass and McGregor and concludes that the tree-rings dates are in direct...
    • Some resemblances in the ceramics of Central and North America

    • Vaillant, George Clapp, 1901-1945
    • Ceramics; Indian pottery; Indians of North America; Antiquities; Archaeological surveying; Pottery, Prehistoric; Civilization; Indian influences; Indians of Central America; Indians of Mexico
    • (14,990kb pdf) Critical analysis of similarities and differences between various cultures of North and Central America; subsequent ideas as to the types of interactions (if any) between the cultures in North America and their counterparts in...
    • Oral History with Hank Diaz, May 13, 2011

    • Diaz, Hank
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Physical fitness centers--Arizona; Bodybuilding--Competitions
    • Hank Diaz is the founder and owner of Buena Health and Fitness Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona. In this interview, Mr. Diaz talks about how he got involved in body building competitions after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1950s. He...
    • Oral History with Father Peter Dobrowski, May 11, 2011

    • Dobrowski, Father Peter
    • Bullhead City (Ariz.); Catholic Church--Arizona; Catholic Church--Arizona--Clergy--Biography
    • Father Peter Dobrowski is the pastor of Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church, in Bullhead City, Arizona. In this interview, he talks about his personal history, the history of the church and parish, and his experiences ministering in Mohave County.
    • Oral History with Patricia Egan, January 26, 2011

    • Egan, Patricia
    • Navajo Indian Reservation--Schools; Navajo Indian Reservation--Social life and customs; Northland Pioneer College;
    • Patricia Egan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1989, she moved to Arizona to teach at Dilkon Elementary School on the Navajo Reservation. Ms. Egan talks about the cultural differences between herself and her students and how those...
    • Oral History with Kathy Engle, April 15, 2011

    • Engle, Kathy
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Journalism--Arizona
    • Kathy Engle was a reporter with the "Green Valley News" in Tucson, Arizona from 1981 to 2006. In this interview, Ms. Engle talks about her childhood, education, and early career in journalism. She discusses many of the newspapers and journalists in...
    • Oral History with Francisco Escobar Sr., April 26, 2011

    • Escobar, Francisco Sr.
    • Douglas (Ariz.); Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations, American; Computer technicians--United States--Biography
    • Francisco A. Escobar Sr. was born in 1931 and raised in Douglas, Arizona. His parents were originally from Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Escobar served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a radio operator in a B-29 bomber and later an EMC...
    • Oral History with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • Frauenfelder, Dick; Penny, Betty Jo; Jessen, Caroline
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Homesteading; Farming; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • The Frauenfelder and Lott families settled in Gadsden and southern Yuma County in the early 1900s. The Frauenfelder came in 1920 and the Lotts in 1912. They describe growing up along the border with Mexico, and how they worked in the fields and...
    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011

    • Gaab, Donna
    • Bisbee (Ariz.); Library administration--Cochise County (Ariz.)
    • Donna Gaab is a retired Director of the Cochise County Library District, a position she held for 30 years. She was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1974. Ms. Gaab obtained her Masters from the library school at the University of...
    • Oral History with Jack Gable, July 21, 2011

    • Gable, Jack
    • Arlington (Ariz.); World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Cowboys--Arizona--Biography; Water rights--Arizona--Maricopa County; Schools--Maricopa County--History
    • Jack Charles Gable grew up in Arlington, Arizona. He talks about parents, Henry Carter "Jack" and Ethlyn Gable, and grandparents. His father was a cowboy, served as Mayor of Buckeye, and ran a store with his father in Arlington. The family owned...
    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Shelley Grebels, March 15, 2011

    • Grebels, Shelley
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Scottsdale Public Library
    • Shelley Grebels runs the Adult Services Information function and call center and the Scottsdale Room for Scottsdale Public Library. In this interview she talks about many of the people who have worked for the library, some of the programs, the...
    • Oral History with Pedro Guerrero, May 14, 2011

    • Guerrero, Pedro E.
    • Mesa (Ariz.); Segregation in education--Arizona--Maricopa County; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial photography; Guerrero, Pedro E.; Photographer--Biography; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959; Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Calder, Alexander,...
    • Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) grew up in Mesa, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as a Latino in segregated Arizona and the prejudice he faced before and after integration. Mr. Guerrero talks about his family, especially his...

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