These manuscripts encompass the writings of Wolf Robe: handwritten notes on Acoma Rituals, history, etc; typescript and clippings of a series called "By a Wild Injun" (35 short articles for the Tulsa Daily World (1930) covering Indian Lore, rituals and crafts in an informal style.
There are both hand and type-written sections from Dancing Horses of Acoma, as well as miscellaneous manuscripts and notes, specifically Acoma legends, (e.g. "The Origin of Stones") games, songs, dances, languages, and Wolf Robe's own personal memories of his youth in Acoma.
Included is the notebook of Nabor Feliz, "last of the Pecos Indians." (Some photographs from Feliz are in "Photographs," box 18.) This notebook contains ideograms, drawings, and a typescript in Spanish and English of "Ancient Precepts of the Nahuatlacas Indians." The material appears to date from the 1930's.
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.
The Wolf Robe Hunt Papers are open for research. Access to the Wolf Robe Hunt Papers requires an appointment.
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution