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Navajo Indians -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

James G. Bleak diaries and letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1691
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten diaries and correspondence. Bleak's diaries cover the years 1864, 1869-1895 with a gap for parts of 1885 and for 1886. Bleak writes about his daily activities in St. George and in Santa Clara, Utah, about his activities while serving on the Southern Indian Mission, about his callings for the Mormon Church, and about his relationships with various leaders of the Mormon Church including Brigham Young (1801-1877), Jacob Hamblin (1819-1886), Erastus Snow (1818-1886),...
Dates: 1829-1918

Belinda Boone letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312909]
Identifier: MSS SC 1536
Scope and Contents

Two handwritten and signed letters by Belinda Boone in Tuba City, Arizona addressed to her son Arkee L. Boone in Richfield, Utah in 1953. In these letters Boone reminds her son to be thankful to the family that took him in to help him get an education, to study hard, and to stay with the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1953

James Stephens Brown diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 69
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries. Brown writes about his life in Ogden, Utah, and in Arizona. He also tells about his activities in the Mormon Church including his missions for that faith to England, Tahiti, and the Navajo Indians.

Dates: 1857-1893

Thales Hastings Haskell diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227341564]
Identifier: Vault MSS 437
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Haskell writes about his experiences with various Indian tribes in Arizona when he was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church. He was accompanied by Jacob Hamblin and others. Fifteen pages of the item are written in the Deseret Alphabet. Some of the manuscript pages have been torn off and one page is missing.

Dates: 1859-1860

L. Weston Oaks papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1968
Scope and Contents Correspondence, notes, booklets, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, drawings and publications relating to Oaks's family, religious activities, and professional life as a medical doctor. Included are files relating to his work with St. Christopher's Mission to the Navajo at Bluff, Utah, and his part in the creation of a new public health program for the American Indians. Correspondents include United States congressmen from Utah, Senator Arthur V. Watkins and Representative...
Dates: 1902-1965

Albert B. Reagan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 250
Scope and Contents Correspondence, research notes, and reports. The materials document Reagan's research among the Native Americans of New Mexico, Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado, Washington, and Utah on many reservations. He studied various tribes of Native Americans including the Jemez Indians, Navajo Indians, Ojibwa Indians (Chippewa Indians), Quileute Indians, and Ute Indians. He did research on Indian ethnology, history, and mythology. Also included are various materials relating to the topography and...
Dates: 1905-1935

Ute Indian Tribe papers of John S. Boyden

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 343

Collection contains blueprints, correspondence, and other business papers related to Boyden's work with the Ute Indian Tribe, 1952-1980.

Dates: 1952-1980

Edwin Gordon Woolley autobiography and a history

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490059]
Identifier: MSS 622
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of an autobiography which includes excerpts from a diary. Woolley writes about his experiences in St. George, Utah, including business matters and Mormon Church assignments. He also gives an account of intercepting a Navajo Indian raiding party in 1869. Also included is a three-page typewritten account of Woolley having a personal visit with David Whitmer, one of the "Three Witnesses" to the Book of Mormon.

Dates: 1874-1896