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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 essentially the most vital Southwestern battles of the period during this quarter, reads like a secret. whilst, it addresses in a scholarly style the methodological query of the way we will be able to hopefully infer something trustworthy concerning the past.

 

Translations of unique Spanish money owed through Father Kino and others exhibit vital information about the conflict, whereas the archaeological list and ethnographic and oral traditions supply 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 unparalleled 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 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 through descendant O’odham, reinforcing the significance of settling on the traditionally documented location.

 

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

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