Download PDF by Deni J. Seymour: A Fateful Day in 1698: The Remarkable Sobaipuri-O’odham

By Deni J. Seymour

ISBN-10: 160781286X

ISBN-13: 9781607812869

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


Translations of unique Spanish bills by means of Father Kino and others show vital information about the conflict, whereas the archaeological checklist and ethnographic and oral traditions supply vital correctives to the ancient 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 strategies. Practices particular to the O’odham as they relate to the day’s occasions and to village lifestyles remove darkness from heretofore unexplained features of the conflict. The e-book additionally documents a trip through descendant O’odham, reinforcing the significance of picking the traditionally documented location.


A Fateful Day in 1698 should be of important curiosity to archaeologists and historians.

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