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By Deni J. Seymour

In 1698, the Apache and their allies attacked a dozing Sobaipuri-O’odham village at the San Pedro River on the northern fringe of New Spain, now in southern Arizona. This publication, approximately probably the most very important Southwestern battles of the period during this area, reads like a secret. whilst, it addresses in a scholarly style the methodological query of ways we will expectantly infer something trustworthy concerning the past.

 

Translations of unique Spanish debts by means of Father Kino and others express vital information about the conflict, whereas the archaeological checklist and ethnographic and oral traditions supply very important correctives to the ancient account. a brand new battlefield signature of local American clash is pointed out, and the fiery context of the conflict presents extraordinary information regarding what the Sobaipuri grew and hunted during this out-of-the-way situation, together with the earliest identified wheat.

 

That this tumultuous time used to be a interval of flux is mirrored within the protective, 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 existence light up heretofore unexplained features of the conflict. The publication additionally files a trip by means of descendant O’odham, reinforcing the significance of settling on the traditionally documented location.

 

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

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