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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,...
    • 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).
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 the...
    • Arizona Capitol Museum Banner

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Arizona Capitol Museum
    • Banner displayed at the Arizona State Library's 150th Anniversary Exhibit at the Arizona Capitol Museum. Includes text of enabling legislation signed by Governor Bruce Babbitt, et al.
    • 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 Janie Ellis, April 12, 2011

    • Ellis, Janie
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Artist colonies--Arizona--Scottsdale--History; Curtis, Philip C.; Costume design--Arizona; Carpentry--Arizona
    • Janie Ellis was born in 1942 to George and Rachel (Murdock) Ellis. Her parents founded the Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Ellis talks about the many artists who have spent time at Cattle Track. She also talks about her...
    • Oral History with Mark Fallon, June 28, 2011

    • Fallon, Mark
    • Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Ariz.)--history; Salt River Project; Arizona Public Service Company;
    • Mark Fallon is the Palo Verde Communications Department leader at the APS Energy Education Center in Buckeye, Arizona. In this interview, Mr. Fallon relates the history of the Palo Verde Generating Plant. The Arizona Nuclear Power Project, as it...
    • Oral History with Betty Grounds, July 8, 2011

    • Grounds, Betty
    • Kingman (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Mohave County (Ariz.)--Pioneers; Ranching--Arizona
    • Betty (Clark) Grounds was born in 1918 to the Clark family, a pioneer family in the Kingman area. She recounts her life growing up on a dairy ranch and attending school there. She married into another pioneer family, the Grounds.
    • Oral History with Bruce Heiden, June 21, 2011

    • Heiden, Bruce
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Cotton farmers--Arizona--Biography; Schools--Arizona; Water management--Arizona; National Cotton Council of America; Local government--Arizona; Arizona Cotton Growers Association
    • W. Bruce Heiden is a cotton farmer and owner of H Four Farms in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1934 in Buckeye to Walter A. and Louise Marie (Tremblay) Heiden. His father was a mechanic and in 1947 bought the land that the family continues to...
    • Oral History with Katherine Herbert, February 12, 2011

    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell
    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Motion picture authorship--Study and teaching; Historic buildings--Arizona--Phoenix
    • Katherine Atwell Herbert teaches at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College and is a former script writer and analyst. She came to Phoenix, Arizona as a child and shares many stories of her schooling and growing up in the city, its growth...
    • Oral History with Janice Hoeschler, March 18, 2011

    • Hoeschler, Janice
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Janice (Hunter) Hoeschler born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about her family, schooling, neighbors, and growing up in Phoenix in the 1940s and 1950s. She met her husband, Terry Hoeschler, while attending the...

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