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    • Oral History with Wes Humphries, January 29, 2011

    • Oral History with Wes Humphries, January 29, 2011
    • Humphries, Wes
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.); Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Music teachers--Arizona; London Bridge (Lake Havasu City, Ariz.)--History
    • Wes Humphries reflects on his life, beginning with his childhood in Illinois and Indiana. He served in the military and then attended college, majoring in Music. Wes then pursued a teaching career. He moved to Sierra Vista in 1967. He currently...
    • Oral History with Patricia Myers, January 13, 2011

    • Oral History with Patricia Myers, January 13, 2011
    • Myers, Patricia
    • McElfresh, Patricia Myers, 1933- ; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; Journalism--Arizona; Civic improvement--Arizona--Scottsdale
    • Patricia Myers is an author and long-time resident of Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Myers came to Arizona from Ohio in the 1960s and soon began working as a writer for the "Scottsdale Progress." It was during her time at the "Progress" that Ms. Myers...
    • Oral History with Rob Chilcoat, January 21 and 28, 2011

    • Oral History with Rob Chilcoat, January 21 and 28, 2011
    • Chilcoat, Rob
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Rob Chilcoat was born and raised in the Kingman, Arizona area. He talks about the places his family lived while his father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Chilcoat joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and was stationed in England. He is the...
    • East Mesa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 427

    • East Mesa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 427
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “Hopi women of East mesa are moderately good potters, and the men are skillful weavers and successful farmers” (Curtis, The North American Indian, Volume 12, page 25).
    • Tewa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 434

    • Tewa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 434
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • “In the art of weaving, knitting, and embroidery the Hopi are preeminent. In ancient times they wove their cultivated cotton into fabrics the fitness of which excited the comment of the early Spaniards, and indeed the cloth remnants found in the...
    • Modified Style of Hairdressing, Portfolio 12, Plate 428

    • Modified Style of Hairdressing, Portfolio 12, Plate 428
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “In the art of weaving, knitting, and embroidery the Hopi are preeminent. In ancient times they wove their cultivated cotton into fabrics the fitness of which excited the comment of the early Spaniards, and indeed the cloth remnants found in the...
    • Hastobiga - Navaho Medicine-Man, Portfolio 1, Plate 35

    • Hastobiga - Navaho Medicine-Man, Portfolio 1, Plate 35
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • “Most Navaho ceremonies are conducted, at least primarily, for the purpose of healing disease; and while designated medicine ceremonies, they are, in fact, ritualistic prayers. There are so many of these ceremonies that no student has yet...
    • At the Trysting Place, Portfolio 12, Plate 416

    • 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,...
    • Snake Dancer in Costume, Portfolio 12, Plate 430

    • Snake Dancer in Costume, Portfolio 12, Plate 430
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “The first white men in the Province of Tusayan, as the Spaniards called the Hopi country, were Captain Pedro de Tovar, Fray Juan de Padilla, and a small company of horseman and foot-soldiers, who in 1540 were sent to explore the region by...
    • A Hopi Mother, Portfolio 12, Plate 403

    • A Hopi Mother, Portfolio 12, Plate 403
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “The Hopi are without doubt among the most interesting of our surviving American Indians, and one of the very few groups recently living in a state similar to that of a few hundred years ago. For the anthropologist the complexity of the ethnic...
    • Chaiwa - Tewa - Profile, Portfolio 12, Plate 415

    • Chaiwa - Tewa - Profile, Portfolio 12, Plate 415
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • “The Hopi villages were established on their present almost inaccessible sites for purposes of defence; and with the same object in view the builders formerly never left a door in the outer walls of the first story, access to the rooms invariably...
    • Jicarilla Matron, Portfolio 1, Plate 23

    • Jicarilla Matron, Portfolio 1, Plate 23
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Jicarilla Indians
    • “The Jicarillas seem to have no system of clans or gentes. The tribe is divided into two bands – commonly called by their Spanish names, Olleros (Potters) and Llaneros (Plainsmen) – within which marriage is not prohibited. In the days of...
    • Vash Gon - Jicarilla, Portfolio 1, Plate 20

    • Vash Gon - Jicarilla, Portfolio 1, Plate 20
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Jicarilla Indians
    • “The Jicarillas, or, as they are commonly called, ‘Jicarilla Apaches,’ occupy a reservation of nearly four hundred and fifty square miles of mountainous country in northern New Mexico. Linguistically the Jicarillas are of the same stock as...
    • Luzi - Papago, Portfolio 2, Plate 53

    • Luzi - Papago, Portfolio 2, Plate 53
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tohono O’odham Indians
    • “The larger part of the Papago are semi-nomadic; that is, they wander from place to place as occasion necessitates. One week they may be harvesting their little crops of grain; the next they have taken the trail to the mines to work for a time,...
    • Pakit - Maricopa, Portfolio 2, Plate 70

    • 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...
    • Havachachi - Maricopa, Portfolio 2, Plate 64

    • 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...
    • Chaiwa - Tewa, Portfolio 12, Plate 414

    • Chaiwa - Tewa, Portfolio 12, Plate 414
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • “The modern style of dressing the hair is like the ancient. Men cut it at the sides level with the lobe of the ear, and in front at such a length that when unconfirmed by the head-band it just covers the eyes; and they part it in the middle and...
    • Sunset in Navaho-Land, Portfolio 1, Plate 38

    • Sunset in Navaho-Land, Portfolio 1, Plate 38
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • “The Navaho are a pastoral, semi-nomadic people whose activities centre in their flocks and small farms. Their reservation of more than fourteen thousand square miles is in the desert plateau region of Northern Arizona and New Mexico. Its mesas...
    • Carlos Rios - Papago Chief, Portfolio 2, Plate 50

    • Carlos Rios - Papago Chief, Portfolio 2, Plate 50
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tohono O’odham Indians
    • “The Papago are a strong branch of the Piman family living in the narrow valleys of south-central Arizona as far north as Tucson, and the broad desert stretches of northern Sonora. They were among the first of the Indians of this section to come...
    • Kaviu - Pima, Portfolio 2, Plate 42

    • Kaviu - Pima, Portfolio 2, Plate 42
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Pima Indians
    • “The Pima early came in touch with Spanish missionaries, and with a single exception, in the middle of the eighteenth century, have always been friendly to the whites. Physically they are of average height, strongly built, with winning...

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