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 Title:  Mike Burns (Hoomothya) Papers, SHM MS-8 1881-2010 (Bulk Dates 1923-2010) ead 
 Date(s):  1881-2010 (Bulk Dates 1923-2010) 
 Abstract:  Hoomothya (a.k.a. Mike Burns) was the only surviving Yavapai tribal member from the December 1872, Skeleton Cave Massacre, which took place in Arizona between the Yavapai Indians and the US Army. Hoomothya was orphaned as a result of the slaughter of his extended family at Skeleton Cave. Captured by the troops who killed this band of Yavapais, he was taken in as a temporary ward by Captain James Burns, who gave Hoomothya the anglicized name of Mike Burns. This collection contains background information on Mike Burns; the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and the Skeleton Cave in Arizona. The collection includes Burns’ correspondence with various individuals about his memoir, requests for assistance in its publication and several versions of the Burn’s manuscript. 
 Repository:  Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives 
 Subjects:  Skeleton Cave Massacre | United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) 
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