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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 probably the most very important Southwestern battles of the period during this quarter, reads like a secret. even as, it addresses in a scholarly type the methodological query of the way we will be able to expectantly infer whatever trustworthy in regards to the past.

 

Translations of unique Spanish debts by means of Father Kino and others express vital information about the conflict, whereas the archaeological list and ethnographic and oral traditions supply vital 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 unheard of information regarding what the Sobaipuri grew and hunted during this out-of-the-way situation, together with the earliest recognized wheat.

 

That this tumultuous time was once a interval of flux is mirrored within the protective, 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 facets of the conflict. The ebook additionally documents a trip by means of descendant O’odham, reinforcing the significance of picking out the traditionally documented location.

 

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

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