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By Deni J. Seymour

In 1698, the Apache and their allies attacked a snoozing Sobaipuri-O’odham village at the San Pedro River on the northern fringe of New Spain, now in southern Arizona. This booklet, approximately some of the most very important Southwestern battles of the period during this sector, reads like a secret. while, it addresses in a scholarly model the methodological query of the way we will be able to optimistically infer whatever trustworthy concerning the past.


Translations of unique Spanish money owed through Father Kino and others exhibit vital information about the conflict, whereas the archaeological checklist and ethnographic and oral traditions offer very important correctives to the old account. a brand new battlefield signature of local American clash is pointed out, and the fiery context of the conflict offers exceptional information regarding what the Sobaipuri grew and hunted during this out-of-the-way place, together with the earliest identified wheat.


That this tumultuous time used to be a interval of flux is mirrored within the protecting, communal, and ceremonial structure of the O'odham, which accommodated Spanish tastes and methods. Practices particular to the O’odham as they relate to the day’s occasions and to village existence remove darkness from heretofore unexplained features of the conflict. The e-book additionally files a trip through descendant O’odham, reinforcing the significance of picking out the traditionally documented location.


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