December 23, 2017

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By Deni J. Seymour

In 1698, the Apache and their allies attacked a napping Sobaipuri-O’odham village at the San Pedro River on the northern fringe of New Spain, now in southern Arizona. This ebook, approximately essentially the most very important Southwestern battles of the period during this quarter, reads like a secret. even as, it addresses in a scholarly model the methodological query of the way we will be able to expectantly infer something trustworthy in regards to the past.


Translations of unique Spanish bills through Father Kino and others express vital information about the conflict, whereas the archaeological checklist and ethnographic and oral traditions offer very important correctives to the historical 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 recognized wheat.


That this tumultuous time was once a interval of flux is mirrored within the shielding, communal, and ceremonial structure of the O'odham, which accommodated Spanish tastes and strategies. Practices particular to the O’odham as they relate to the day’s occasions and to village lifestyles remove darkness from heretofore unexplained facets of the conflict. The publication additionally documents a trip via descendant O’odham, reinforcing the significance of selecting the traditionally documented location.


A Fateful Day in 1698 can be of vital curiosity to archaeologists and historians.

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