Chapter 10, Note 16 (pages 203 and 271)

Those behind the new Yaqui campaign hoped local groups would help
their cause. (p. 203)

Chapter 10, Note 16 . . . for sources and discussion of the importance of humanitarian work in directing the form and content Yaqui-Arizonan relations in the early to mid-twentieth century. (p. 271)

 

Individual humanitarian work was a hallmark of Yaqui-Anglo relations in the early- to mid-twentieth century. Individuals like Muriel Thayer Painter, educators Thamar Richey and Winnie Wheeler, the Spicers, and others exemplified this impulse of dedication and generosity. For a sampling of Arizona charity work among the Yaquis, and the occasional withdrawal of aid, consider the following sources:

 

  • “Indians Need Aid Since Source of Food Supply Will be Taken,’ Arizona Daily Star, August 8, 1924.
  • “Indian Aid is Asked for the Coming Winter, Arizona Daily Star, September 19, 1924.
  • “Tucson Yaquis’ Return to Old Home is Urged,” Arizona Daily Star, May 21, 1931 (this reported stressed the limited capacity of Arizona charity workers), “The Yaqui Indian Problem,” Arizona Daily Star, May 24, 1931.
  • “The Yaquis and Public Work,” Arizona Daily Star, June 5, 1931.
  • “Hunt Plans to Teach Yaquis Respect for Laws of White Man,” Tucson Daily Citizen, June 8, 1932.
  • “Indians Aided by Tucsonans,” Arizona Daily Star, October 6, 1940.
  • “Dr. H.C. Ellis, Preacher-Doctor, to be Honored by Church Class,” Arizona Republic, November 16, 1940, 43.
  • “Presbyterian,” Arizona Republic, December 4, 1940, 42.
  • “Needlework Guild Tells Plan of Year,” Tucson Daily Citizen, October 14, 1942, 11.
  • “Mrs. Cosulich to Speak to Woman’s Club,” Tucson Daily Citizen, November 13, 1943, 6.
  • “Club Gives Book Review,” Tucson Daily Citizen, December 9, 1946, 13.
  • “Club to Hear Mrs. Hinnart,” Tucson Daily Citizen, December 13, 1946, 11.
  • “Young Democrats Meet Wednesday,” Tucson Daily Citizen, December 16, 1947, 10.
  • “Brownies Brings Treats to Pascua,” Tucson Daily Citizen, December 18, 1948, 7.
  • “Yule Party is Highlight of Club Project,” Tucson Daily Citizen, December 10, 1952, 16.
  • “Winnie Wheeler Leaving Schools After 31 Years,” Tucson Daily Citizen, May 16, 1953, 22.
  • “Could Some ‘Surplus Food’ Go to Our Needy Ones?” Yuma Daily Sun, December 23, 1955, 10.
  • “VNBEes Plan Party For Yaquis,” Tucson Daily Citizen, December 19, 1957, 29.
  • Ralph Mahoney, “A New Church for the Yaqui Indians,” Arizona Republic, July 26, 1959, 150.
  • “Happy Birthday, Mrs. Broz,” Arizona Republic, December 14, 1959, 50.
  • “Phi Mu Begins Colony for UofA Chapter,” Tucson Daily Citizen, September 19, 1961, 11.

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