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John Frederick Huckel collection, 1903-1940


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Huckel, John Frederick, 1863-1936
Title: John Frederick Huckel collection
Inclusive Dates: 1903-1940
Quantity: 11 cm textual material
Identification: MS-077
Repository: Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-774-5211 ext. 256 or 269

Biographical Note

John Frederick Huckel was the vice president of the Fred Harvey Company and also the founder of its “Indian Department.” During his time in the southwest Huckel collected Navajo sandpaintings. His collection now resides at the Taylor Museum in Colorado.

Scope and Content

Collection contains extensive descriptions of the sandpaintings in the collection in the Taylor Museum, including notes describing the male and female Shootingways, the Windway, Beadway, Mountainway, Big Starway, Beautyway, and Plumeway. Additionally there is a description of the Shootingway written by Miguelito, who was the creator of a number of the collection’s sandpaintings. Biographical information on J.F. Huckel and his wife is also included.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains culturally sensitive material (Navajo sandpaintings and ceremonial material). Therefore, the entire MS-77 collection has been restricted. The restriction was placed in 2004 by staff at the Navajo Cultural Preservation Department. Contact the Museum of Northern Arizona Archivist for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished and published manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Huckel, John Frederick, 1863-1936
Miguelito, approximately 1865-1936

Corporate Name(s)
Taylor Museum

Navajo Indians

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Frederick Huckel collection, MS-077 [Box Number]. Museum of Northern Arizona. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Leland C. Wyman in 1967.

Processing Information

Processed in November of 2009.

Container List

11-7 Huckel Collection and Notes, 1903-1940
18 Miguelito Shootingway, undated