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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,...
    • 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 the...
    • 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...
    • Facade - San Xavier del Bac Mission, Portfolio 2, Plate 51

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Missions, Spanish
    • “The recorded history of the village of Bac, situated ten miles south of Tucson, may be said to begin with 1692, in September of which year the celebrated German Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Kino, or Kuehne, visited the spot. He probably...
    • The Water Carriers, Portfolio 12, Plate 435

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “The reservation of 3863 square miles lies in the eastern watershed of the Little Colorado, but at no point does it extend to the river. In fact there is no perennial stream within its borders. The country is typical of the semi-arid Southwest. ...
    • Point of Interest - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 36

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • “While the Navaho leads a wandering life, the zone of his movements is surprisingly limited; indeed the average Navaho’s personal knowledge of his country is confined to a radius of not more than fifty miles. The family usually has three homes,...
    • The Yuma, Portfolio 2, Plate 62

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Yuma Indians
    • “Yuma mythology points to the vicinity opposite Fort Mohave, on the California side of the Colorado river, as having been the place of origin of the various Yuman tribes now found along the river from the Grand Canon to the Gulf. The tribe bearing...
    • Western range of the Red-on-buff culture

    • Gladwin, Winifred, 1889-1965
    • Ceramics; Indian Pottery; Archaeological surveying; Indians of North America; Antiquities; Yuman Indians; Mohave Indians
    • (10,772kb pdf) A survey of the extent to which the Red-on-buff culture expanded along its western front despite geographic obstacles.
    • 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 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 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 Phillip Ganley, June 23, 2011

    • Ganley, Phillip
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Funeral homes--Arizona; Undertakers and undertaking--Arizona
    • Phillip M. Ganley is the funeral director and mortician for the Buckeye Funeral Home in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1933 to Paul and Mary Ganley. His family moved to Buckeye, Arizona in 1939 where his father, Paul Ganley, opened a funeral home...
    • 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 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 JoAnn Handley, April 8, 2011

    • Handley, JoAnn
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; History--Societies, etc.--Arizona--Scottsdale; Museums--Arizona--Management
    • JoAnn Handley was born in 1931 and grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a former nurse and now the manager of the Scottsdale Historical Museum. In this interview, she talks about the history of Scottsdale and the changes she has seen in the last...

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