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The Indian Mummy

Description: This is a research paper for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967. It describes the discovery of two mummified Indian babies from 1200 or earlier, found near Pinto Canyon in 1952. It describes how they were preserved. One was sent to the Smithsonian Institute and the other was on display at a local motel. The paper also mentions other artifacts found in the cave.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Indians of The Big Bend Country

Description: This is a research paper written by Nancy Edwards for an American History Class at Marfa High School in April 1968. The paper discusses the various tribes in west Texas and how they lived, artifacts found in pueblos and caves, historical descriptions of early Spanish interactions with the tribes, and relationships between the tribes. It covers popular legends of some tribes and legends surrounding the Marfa Lights.
Date: April 1968
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Book: "Treasures of the Cathedral of Saltillo, Mexico Family Guide"]

Description: Guidebook created as an accompaniment to an exhibit at the Mexic-Arte Museum entitled "Tesoros de la Catedral de Saltillo, Treasures of the Cathedral of Saltillo, Mexico", which ran from October 18 to December 28, 2002. The guidebook contains information on the both the museum and the exhibit, and includes an in-depth description of the historical, cultural, and religious significance of the exhibition. There are also activities such as trivia quizzes and puzzles that are related to the exhibition included in the book.
Date: 2002
Creator: Zamora, Herlinda & Johnston, Margaret
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Irish Artifacts on Display]

Description: Photograph of a display of Irish Artifacts in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The artifacts are set up on tables with white table cloths, protected by clear plastic casing. Festival visitors walk around the booth looking at the objects. One woman, a festival worker, stands with arms-crossed inside the booth.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[People Viewing Irish Artifacts]

Description: Photograph of people looking at the display of Irish artifacts in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The green-painted booth has two signs overhead reading, "Artifacts" and "Irish". In the foreground, a man and a woman under the 'artifacts' sign are perusing the objects on display. The photograph is taken at an angle to the booth and shows the whole length of the booth, receding into the background. In the middleground and background, other people gathered in front of the booth are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of artifacts found in Presidio County by Richard Hewitt and his father. Included are arrowheads, grass used to weave baskets, spears and other Indian implements. This photo was included in a research paper by Richard Hewitt for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1967.
Date: December 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of arrowheads found in Presidio County by Richard Hewitt and his father. This photo shows an assortment of arrowheads mounted and framed. This photo was included in a research paper by Richard Hewitt for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1967.
Date: December 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County

Description: Photograph of arrowheads found in Presidio County by Richard Hewitt and his father. This photo shows an assortment of arrowheads mounted and framed. This photo was included in a research paper by Richard Hewitt for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1967.
Date: December 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Carving of dinosaur]

Description: Photograph of a statue artifact in the shape of a dinosaur. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Early man, who created these artifacts, entered West Texas while the mammoth roamed free" (p. 2).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Canine artifact]

Description: Photograph of an oval, white soapstone Indian artifact carved with the shape of a small canine. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first tribe of Indians to be recorded were called the 'Basketmakers.' They quickly faded into the background with the coming of the Jumanos" (pp. 2-3).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Display Case]

Description: Photograph of labeled books and artifacts on display in a display case at the library at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. The objects include various rocks, a ceramic rabbit figurine, and a miniature longhorn skull model. A brown, orange, and yellow sign on the glass top of the display case reads, "Fine printing by Western Press."
Date: 1966
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Indian artifact]

Description: Photograph of a white stone Indian artifact in the shape of a man, or an ape. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first tribe of Indians to be recorded were called the 'Basketmakers'" (p. 2).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Display Case]

Description: Photograph of labeled books and artifacts on display in a display case at the library at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. The objects include various rocks, a ceramic rabbit figurine, and a miniature longhorn skull model. A brown, orange, and yellow sign on the glass top of the display case reads, "Fine Printing by Western Press."
Date: 1966
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Display Case]

Description: Photograph of a display case attached to the wall of a room inside the Hardin-Simmons University library building. In the case can be seen figures of ancient Greek statues and miniature vases depicting Grecian scenes; several East Asian fans of varying size and complexity; and woven works, including a place mat, and several handmade percussion instruments.
Date: 1966
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library