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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,...
    • Espíritu y Dignidad

    • Sarantitis, Joshua and Wilson, Will
    • Art, original, mural, Venetian glass tiles
    • “Espíritu y Dignidad,” is about the spirit of community members who helped Father Albert Braun build Sacred Heart Church, gave support to César Chávez at the Santa Rita Hall, and still keep the flame of remembrance burning brightly.
    • 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...
    • La Memoria Vive (The Memory Lives)

    • Nelson, John Randall
    • Art, original, mural, ceramic tile and steel
    • “La Memoria Vive,” takes its inspiration directly from stories contributed by current and former residents of the community. A couple of the visual elements were inspired by a quote from a poem written by Stella Pope Duarte from an interview she...
    • Mary "Mollie" E. Fly 1847-1925

    • Arizona Quilter's Guild
    • Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
    • “Mollie” Fly and her husband were avid photographers; in 1880, a year after their marriage, they established a 12-room boarding house and photography studio in Tombstone, Arizona. Many of her and her husband’s photos had significant historical...
    • 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,...
    • Dangos (10 pieces)

    • Kaneko, Jun
    • Art, original, sculpture, ceramic
    • “The dango (pronounced ‘don-go’) is a Japanese dumpling and anything rounded can be called dango.” The 5’ 6” high sculptures (5 north, 5 south) were painted with glazes before final firing in a kiln. “Painting in three dimensions is different...
    • Dangos (10 pieces)

    • Kaneko, Jun
    • Art, original, sculpture, ceramic
    • “The dango (pronounced ‘don-go’) is a Japanese dumpling and anything rounded can be called dango.” The 5’ 6” high sculptures (5 north, 5 south) were painted with glazes before final firing in a kiln. “Painting in three-dimensions is different...
    • 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...
    • The Hobbit in Braille

    • Tolkien, J. R. R.
    • Braille & Talking Book Library (Ariz.); Braille books; Talking Book Library;
    • “The Hobbit” was produced by the American Printing House for the Blind in 1990. In 1868, the Boston Public Library established a department for the blind after receiving eight embossed volumes. In 1897 the Library of Congress established a reading...
    • 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...
    • Arizona Indian Wars Exhibit

    • Colonel Joseph E. Abodeely, USA (Ret)
    • Military
    • (From left to right) 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldier; Apache Warrior; US Cavalry Officer. The exhibit depicts soldiers and Apache in attire and accoutrements and weapons

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