MS 3247 Conversations with Manuelito, War Chief of the Navajos; Lorenzo [?] and Jesus, Interpreters

Collection ID:
Truax, W. B.
Manuelito, Chief
Lorenzo ?
September 25, 1874
Physical Description:
79 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Consists of questions and answers on Navaho origin myth and other legends and customs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
W. B. Truax became U. S. Indian Agent at Moquis Pueblo in 1875. His Report to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, (Washington, 1875, pages 211-212), dated Moquis Pueblo Indian Agency, August 31, 1875, states that this is his first annual report from that Agency and that he had arrived there "only about a month ago." No reference to Truax has been found in the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the preceding years which would explain his status at the time the conversations with Manuelito took place.

Existence and Location of Copies
Negative microfilm on file.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3247

Local Note
Local Note
Old catalog card gives John W. Powell as collector. Author presumed to be W. B. Truax because of pencil note, "Truax Manuscripts," and orange crayon note in hand of J. C. Pilling, "Navaho superstitions, beliefs, &c, Truax," both on cover page.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 3247, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore -- Navaho Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navaho Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diné (Navajo) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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