MS 179 A History of the Apache Indians of Arizona Territory

Collection ID:
White, John B., M. D., d. 1878
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Physical Description:
69 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes description of Cochise, page 11.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This account was used freely in the preparation of various articles in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30 on the Apache, and seems to have been considered one of the principal sources at that time. It has not been published, however, in any other manner. According to his own statements, White was scrupulously careful in securing and checking his information. The account is probably quite trustworthy. It was prepared for the purpose of accompanying his vocabulary. [Manuscript 178].
Biographical / Historical
J. B. White is mentioned in the article in the New Mexico Historical Review, "Es-kim-in-zin," by John P. Clum, who succeeded White as agent at San Carlos. This article gives a good account of the disturbances that occurred during White's sojourn as acting agent. See also the Report of J. B. White, August 9, 1874 on the San Carlos Agency in Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1874, page 294. I have not found any biographical material on White, who was an army surgeon prior to his Indian office appointment. ---Notes by M. W. Stirling, Director, Bureau of American Ethnology October 19, 1953.

Existence and Location of Copies
On microfilm

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 179

Local Note
Local Note
See also National Anthropological Archives MS 178

Manuscript 179 cited by Number in R. H. Ogle, Federal Control of the Western Apaches, 1848-1886, Historical Society of New Mexico, Publications in History, Volume IX, 1940.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 179, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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