Canyon de Chelly
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1. Archival Sources

Arlington Federal Records Center
National Park Service: Canyon de Chelly
Arlington, Virginia

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Current Files
Chinle, Arizona

Denver Federal Records Center
National Park Service: Canyon de Chelly
Denver, Colorado

Hubbel Trading Post National Historic Site
Historic Files
Ganado, Arizona

National Archives
Record Group 48
Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.

National Archives
Record Group 75
Office of Indian Affairs
Washington, D.C.

National Archives
Record Group 79
National Park Service: National Monuments, Canyon de Chelly
Washington, D.C.

National Park Service
Chaco Center
Vivian Archives
Albuquerque, New Mexico

National Park Service
Denver Service Center
Current Files
Denver, Colorado

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
Mexican Archives
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Southwestern National Monuments
Monthly Reports
Arizona Archeological Center
Tucson, Arizona

Navajo Tribal Research Section
Fort Defiance Letterbooks, extract copies (originals in Bell Federal Records Center, Bell, California)
Window Rock, Arizona

2. Books

Aberle, David F. Aldine Publishing Co., 1966. The Peyote Religion Among the Navaho. Chicago: Aldine Publshing, Co., 1966.

Adair, John, and Deuschle, Kurt W. The People's Health, Anthropology and Medicine in a Navajo Community. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1970.

Beadle, J. H. The Undeveloped West; or Five Years in the Territories. Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, 1873.

Boyce, George A. When Navajos Had Too Many Sheep: The 1940's. San Francisco: The Indian Historian Press, 1974.

Brandon, William. The American Heritage Book of Indians. New York: American Heritage Publishing Company, 1961.

Brugge, David M. Navajos in the Catholic Church Records of New Mexico, 1694-1875. Research Report No. l. Window Rock, Ariz.: The Navajo Tribe, Research Section, 1968.

Chiao, Chien. Continuation of Tradition in Navajo Society. Academia Sinica, Monograph Series B, no. 3. Nanking, Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, 1970.

Frisbie, Charlotte Johnson. Kinaaldá: A Study of the Navaho Girl's Puberty Ceremony. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1967.

Gregory, Herbert E. The Navajo Country. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961.

Hill, W. W. Navajo Pottery Manufacture. University of New Mexico Bulletin, Anthropological Series, vol. 2, no. 3. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1937.

_____. The Agricultural and Hunting Methods of the Navaho Indians. Yale University Publications in Anthropology, no. 18. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1938.

Johnston, Denis Foster. An Analysis of Sources of Information on the Population of the Navaho. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 197. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1966.

Lister, Florence C., and Lister, Robert H. Earl Morris and Southwestern Archaeology. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1968.

McNitt, Frank. The Indian Traders. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962.

________. Navajo Wars. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1972.

Mindeleff, Cosmos. The Cliff Ruins of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, in Powell, J. W., Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 894-1895. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1897.

Morris, Ann Axtell. Digging in the Southwest. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1934.

Navajo Tribal Council. Navajo Tribal Council Resolutions, 1922-1951. Window Rock, Ariz.: The Navajo Tribe, 1951.

________. Minutes of the Navajo Tribal Council Meeting (February 8-12, 1954). Window Rock, Ariz.: The Navajo Tribe, 1954.

________. Minutes of the Navajo Tribal Council Meeting (Oct. 22-Nov. 2, 1956). Window Rock, Ariz.: The Navajo Tribe, 1956.

The Navajo Tribe. Navajo Tribal Code, 2 vols. Orford, N. H.: Equity Publishing Corporation, 1962.

Navarro García, Luis. José de Gálvez y la Comandancia General de las Provincias Internas. Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos de Sevilla. Sevilla, Spain, 1965.

Newhall, Beaumont, and Newhall, Nancy. T. H. O'Sullivan, Photographer. New York: George Eastman House and Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1966.

Powell, J. W. Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1882-1883. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1886.

_________. Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1883-1884. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1887.

Reichard, Gladys A. Social Life of the Navajo Indians. New York: Columbia University Press.

Rogers, Edmund B., comp. History of Legislation Relating to the National Park System Through the 82nd Congress. Washington: National Park Service, 1958.

Shepardson, Mary. Navajo Ways in Government, A Study in Political Process. American Anthropological Association, Mon. 96. Menasha, Wisc.: American Anthropological Association, 1963.

Simpson, James H. Journal of a Military Reconnaissance from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the Navajo Country. 31st Cong., 1st sess., S. Doc. 64. Washington: U.S. Senate, 1850.

Steen, Charlie R. Excavations at Tse Ta'a. Archeological Research Series No. 9. Washington: National Park Service, 1966.

United States. The Congressional Record. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1933.

________. Federal Register, vol. 32. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1967.

________. Code of Federal Regulations, vol. 36. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1973.

Watkins, Frances E. The Navaho. Southwest Museum Leaflet No. 16. Los Angeles: Southwest Museum, 1943.

Williams, Aubrey W., Jr. Navajo Political Process. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, vol. 9. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970.

Wyman, Leland C. Navaho Sandpainting, the Huckel Collection, Colorado Springs: The Taylor Museum of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1960.

________. The Windways of the Navaho. Colorado Springs: The Taylor Museum of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1962.

________. The Red Antway of the Navaho. Santa Fe: Museum of Navaho Ceremonial Art, 1965.

________. Sandpaintings of the Navaho Shootingway and the Walcott Collection. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, vol. 13. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970.

Young, Robert W. The Navajo Yearbook, 1951-1961: A Decade of Progress. No. 8. Window Rock, Ariz.: Navajo Agency, 1961.

3. Articles

Anonymous. "Canyon de Chelly: Arizona's Canyon Maze." Sunset 113 (July 1954):30.

"Footsteps of History at Canyon de Chelly." Trailer News (May 1960).

________. "Navajo's Canyon History." Sunset 143 (July 1969):52-57

Armer, S. "Secrets of the Canyon de Chelly." Travel 63 (June 1934):46.

Bickford, F. F. "Prehistoric Cave-Dwellings." The Century Magazine 40 (1890):896-911.

Budlong, Betty. "Navajo Sand Painting - de Chelly." Southwestern Monuments (August 1935):133-36.

De Harport, David L. "An Archeological Survey of Canon de Chelly: Preliminary Report of the Field Sessions of 1948, 1949, and 1950." El Palacio 58, no. 2 (1951):35-45.

________. "An Archaeological Survey of Canyon de Chelly: Preliminary Report for the 1951 Field Season." El Palacio 60, no. 1 (1953):20-25.

________. "Origin of the Name, Cañon del Muerto." El Palacio 67, no. 3 (1960):95-97.

Dunlop, R. "After Six Centuries of Silence: Life Again in Mummy Cave." Popular Mechanics 118 (August 1962):76-81.

Dutton, Bertha P. "The Navaho Wind Way Ceremonial." El Palacio 48, no. 4 (1941):73-82.

Edgerton, Robert B. "Some Dimensions of Disillusionment in Culture Contact." Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 21, no. 3 (1965): 231-43.

Frisbie, Charlotte Johnson. "The Navajo House Blessing Ceremonial." El Palacio 75, no. 3 (1968):26-35.

Gardner, W. A. "Canyon de Chelly, Place of the Gods." Natural History 45 (January 1940): 40-43.

Gould, Charles N. "Second Geological Report Canyon de Chelly National Monument." Southwestern Monuments (February supplement, 1938): 173-75.

Guillet, Meredith, "Nature and Man in Canyon de Chelly." National Parks Magazine 39 (July 1965): 9-11.

Hill, W. W. "Navaho Trading and Trading Ritual: A Study of Cultural Dynamics." Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 4, no. 4 (1948): 371-96.

Johnson, Charlotte I. (Frisbie). "Navaho Corn Grinding Songs." Ethnomusicology 8, no. 2 (1964): 101-20.

Kidder, A. V. "The Museum's Expeditions to Canon de Chelly and Canon del Muerto, Arizona," Natural History 27, no. 3 (1927): 203-9.

Lake, Thomas P. "Seeing Canyon de Chelly From Below." Ford Times 51 (June 1959): 42.

Lummis, Charles F. "The Swallow's-Nest People." Outwest 26, no. 6 (1907): 485-505.

Matson, Daniel S., and Schroeder, Albert H., eds. "Cordero's Description of the Apache." New Mexico Historical Review 32, no. 4 (1957): 356.

Measeles, Evelyn Brack. "Canyon de Chelly: A Wagon Is the Way To Go." Arizona Highways 35 (April 1959): 10-29.

Morris, Earl H. "Exploring in the Canyon of Death," National Geographic Magazine 48 (September 1925): 263-300.

_______. "Mummy Cave." Natural History 41-42 (1938): 127-38.

_______. "Tomb of the Weaver." Natural History 57, no, 2 (1948): 66-71, 91.

Oldendorph, O. F. "Some Observations On Canyon de Chelly National Monument." National Parks Magazine 42 (May 1968): 4-6.

Page, Gordon B. "Navajo House Types." Plateau 9, no. 9 (1937): 47-49.

Reeve, Frank D. "Navaho-Spanish Diplomacy, 1770-1790." New Mexico Historical Review 35, no. 3 (1960): 206-9.

Vandiver, Vincent W. "Geologic Report, Canyon de Chelly." Southwestern Monuments (July supplement, 1937): 55-68.

Woodward, Arthur. "The First Americans Through Cañon de Chelly." Masterkey 13, no. 4 (1939):136-38.

4. Manuscripts

Brugge, David M. "Indian Control of Educational and Medical Institutions in Navajo Country." Paper read at Western History Association meetings, October 3, 1974, at Rapid City, S. D. MS.

Colbert, Edwin H. "Paleontological Field Work by the American Museum of Natural History in the Triassic Sediments of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, 1949," MS. 2 pp. Canyon de Chelly Files, N3019. 1949.

De Harport, David L. "An Archaeological Survey of Cañon de Chelly, Northeastern Arizona: A Puebloan Community Through Time." Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University, 1959.

________. "A Report on Illegal Excavations in Canyon de Chelly National Monument and Adjacent Portions of the Chinle Valley, Arizona." MS. Copy in the Research Section, Navajo Parks and Recreation, The Navajo Tribe, Window Rock, Arizona. 1963.

Hurt, Wesley R., Jr. "Report on Fossil Bones Found at Canyon de Chelly." MS. 2 pp. Canyon de Chelly Files. 1949.

Van Valkenburgh, Richard F. "Diné Bikéyah (The Navajo Country)." Navajo Agency, Window Rock, Arizona, 1941.

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