Massacre on the Gila: An Account of the Last Major Battle Between American Indians, with Reflections on the Origin of War
KeywordsMaricopa Wells (Ariz.), Battle of, 1857
Yuman Indians -- Wars
Pima Indians -- Wars
Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Wars
War -- Origin
Maricopa (Ariz.) -- History
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PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ)
Description"The careful reconstruction of the September 1, 1857 battle at Maricopa Wells, combined with the thorough and well-written summary of available information on patterns of regional conflict, makes this book a valuable contribution to the ethnohistory of the middle Gila and Lower Colorado River area." —American Anthropologist "Rarely do the skills of historians and anthropologists mesh so admirably." —Western Historical Quarterly "Kroeber and Fontana are meticulous professionals. Their study of this neglected slice of Southwestern history deserves applause." —Evan S. Connell, Los Angeles Times Book Review "A rich feast for the curious and theorist alike." —Pacific Historical Review "Kroeber and Fontana describe a little-known event, provide an effective analysis of the cultures of Indian groups in southwestern Arizona, and attempt to understand the broader causes of warfare. The result is an interesting and provocative study." —Journal of American History
SponsorsAndrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of the Humanities Open Book Program funded jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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