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Finding Aid to Early Days in Arizona as Seen by Thomas Thompson Hunter MS.657
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  • Title: Early Days in Arizona as Seen by Thomas Thompson Hunter
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.657
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1867
    Abstract: This file contains a 37-page typed manuscript entitled "Early Days in Arizona as seen by Thomas Thompson Hunter." The topics of the manuscript include travel through Apache country, stories of relations between the United States government and the Native Americans in Arizona Territory, and settlement of the Salt River Valley.
    creator: Hunter, Thomas Thompson

    Related Archival Materials note

    Early days in Arizona as seen by Thomas Thompson Hunter, 9 leaves, published circa 1930, held by Arizona State Library and Archives.

    Scope and Contents

    This contains a 37-page typed manuscript entitled "Early Days in Arizona as seen by Thomas Thompson Hunter." The folder also contains a WPA individual manuscript form with the following description:
    Contents in brief are his trip to the cattle market through Apache country; stories of Indian warfare; government mismanagement of Indian situation; mention of several Indian customs; tells of first marriage in what is now Phoenix; recounts the settlement of Salt River Valley; sketch of William H. Harrison. Also tells the story of the sacrifice made by Coch Ah Nay's mother. Includes a brief outline of Clay Buford's life as a scout. Recounts the activities of Eskimogim (Eskiminzin?), Hu, and Geronimo against Mexicans and whites. Tells of rest stations for weary riders. mentions renegade schemes, and the killing of John Riley.

    Preferred citation

    Early Days in Arizona as Seen by Thomas Thompson Hunter, 1867, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.657.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 30, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).


    Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 April 7.


    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.


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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Buford, Clay
    Eskiminzin, Apache Chief
    Geronimo, Apache Chief, 1829-1909
    Harrison, William H.
    Apache Indians
    Arizona -- History
    Arizona Territory
    Cattle trade -- Arizona
    Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona
    Indians of North America -- Arizona
    Indians of North America -- Government relations
    Salt River Valley (Ariz.)