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Finding Aid to the Chief Dan Katchongva Collection MS.502
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  • Processing history
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Chief Dan Katchongva Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.502
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (3 folders, 1 oversized folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1971
    Abstract: Chief Dan Katchongva (1860-1972) was born in Old Oraibi, Arizona. He was a tradional leader and Hopi Chief at Hotevilla, Arizona. This collection consists of material primarily created between 1970-1971. They include photocopies of correspondence from Chief Dan Katchongva to tribal, church, and government leaders; press clippings; and posters related to unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings near Prescott, Arizona and its relation to a Hopi prophecy.
    creator: Katchongva, Dan, Chief

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Chief Dan Katchongva, birth 1860 January 1 and death 1972 February 22, was born in Old Oraibi, Arizona. He was a tradional leader and Hopi Chief at Hotevilla, Arizona.

    Scope and contents

    This collections consists of photocopies of correspondence from Chief Dan Katchongva to tribal, church, and government leaders; press clippings; and posters. The press clippings and posters relate to unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings near Prescott, Arizona and its relation to a Hopi prophecy.
    In the letters, Katchongva demands return of stolen lands, opposes the Hopi Tribal Council and the Peabody Coal Company, and describes true Hopi religion and warns of the "Great Day of Purification" coming soon. All letters written and signed via Katchongva's secretary, Nonnie Skidmore.

    Preferred citation

    Chief Dan Katchongva Collection, 1970-1971, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.502; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Use

    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.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Anna Liza Posas, 2013. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Related Archival Materials note

    Hopi Prophecies Collection, 1961-1974, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1136.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
    Hermequaftewa, Andrew, d. 1961
    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
    Peabody Coal Company (Flagstaff, Ariz.).
    Steiger, Sam, 1929-2012
    United States. Indian Claims Commission.
    Albuquerque Journal
    Booklets
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Hopi Action News
    Hopi Indians -- Land tenure
    Hopi Indians -- Religion
    Indian land transfers
    Photocopies
    Posters
    Prescott (Ariz.)
    Prescott Courier
    Unidentified flying objects -- Folklore
    Unidentified flying objects -- Religious aspects
    Winslow (Ariz.)