Laguna Indian Sanatorium (New Mexico)

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History[edit | edit source]

The Laguna Sanatorium was established in 1911 at Laguna, New Mexico to treat Indians with tuberculosis. From 1911 through July 1929, it also treated general patients. It operated under the supervision of Pueblo Day Schools, the Pueblo Agency, and the Southern Pueblos Agency until 1924. From 1924 to 1933, it was independent. It closed in 1933.

Records[edit | edit source]

At least some of the records of this health facility are at the Rocky Mountain Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Denver, including three registers of patients treated, 1926-1930. Name, age, degree of Indian blood, occupation, and other information is recorded for each person treated.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Laguna Sanatorium, 1926-1933 are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 74, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724294).

References[edit | edit source]

  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.