By Deni J. Seymour

ISBN-10: 160781286X

ISBN-13: 9781607812869

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 e-book, approximately some of 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 with a bit of luck infer whatever trustworthy concerning the past.


Translations of unique Spanish bills by means of Father Kino and others exhibit vital information about the conflict, whereas the archaeological list and ethnographic and oral traditions supply vital correctives to the old account. a brand new battlefield signature of local American clash is pointed out, and the fiery context of the conflict presents remarkable 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 used to be 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 points of the conflict. The ebook additionally files a trip by way of descendant O’odham, reinforcing the significance of choosing the traditionally documented location.


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

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