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Book, Fierce and Indomitable:
The Protohistoric Non-Pueblo World in the American Southwest

Editor, Deni J. Seymour

Fierce and Indomitable: The Protohistoric Non-Pueblo World in the American Southwest

      Trending upward as an archaeological field of study, protohistoric mobile groups provide fascinating new directions for cutting-edge research in the American Southwest and beyond. These mobile residents represent the ancient and ancestral roots of many modern indigenous peoples, including the Apaches, Jumano, Yavapai, and Ute. These important protohistoric and historic mobile people have tended to be ignored because their archaeological sites were deemed too difficult to identify, too scant to be worthy of study, and too different to incorporate. This book brings together information from a diverse collection of authors working throughout the American Southwest and its fringes to make the bold statement that these groups can be identified in the archaeological record and their sites have much to contribute to the study of cultural process, method and theory, and past lifeways. Mobile groups are integral for assessing the grand reorganisational events of the Late Prehistoric period and are key to understanding colonial contact and transformations.

      Chapter 6 features the collaborative work of Deni Seymour and the Lipan Apache Tribe's Oscar Rodriguez.

Table of Contents
  1. “Fierce, Barbarous, and Untamed”: Ending Archaeological Silence on Southwestern Mobile Peoples, Deni J. Seymour
  2. Terminal Puebloan Occupation: An Example from South- Central New Mexico, Meade F. Kemrer
  3. Bison, Trade, and Warfare in Late Prehistoric Southeastern New Mexico: The Perspective from Roswell, John D. Speth
  4. Conceptualizing Mobility in the Eastern Frontier Pueblo Area: Evidence in Images, Deni J. Seymour
  5. Eastern Extension of Lehmer's Jornada Mogollon Ancestors to the Jumano/Suma, Patrick H. Beckett
  6. Embracing a Mobile Heritage: Federal Recognition and Lipan Apache Enclavement, Oscar Rodriguez and Deni J. Seymour
  7. Excavations in the Carrizalillo Hills of Southwestern New Mexico Reveal Protohistoric Mobile Group Camps, Alexander Kurota
  8. From Economic Necessity to Cultural Tradition: Spanish Chipped Stone Technology in New Mexico, James L. Moore
  9. Protohistoric Arrowhead Variability in the Greater Southwest, Mark E. Harlan
  10. Akimel O’odham and Apache Projectile Point Design, Chris Loendorf
  11. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of the Ceramics of Protohistoric Hunter-Gatherers, David V. Hill
  12. Architectural Visibility and Population Dynamics in Late Hohokam Prehistory, Douglas B. Craig
  13. Sobaipuri -O’odham and Mobile Group Relevance to Late Prehistoric Social Networks in the San Pedro Valley, Mark E. Harlan and Deni J. Seymour
  14. Needzííii': Diné Game Traps on the Colorado Plateau, James Copeland
  15. The Colorado Wickiup Project: Investigations into the Early Historic Ute Occupation of Western Colorado, Curtis Martin
  16. A Numic and Ancestral Pueblo Ceramic Assemblage at 42UN5406 in the Uintah Basin, James A. Truesdale, David V. Hill, and Christopher James (CJ) Truesdale
  17. Three Sisters Site: An Ancestral Chokonen Apache Encampment in the Dragoon Mountains, Deni J. Seymour
  18. A Protohistoric to Historic Yavapai Persistent Place on the Landscape of Central Arizona: An Example from the Lake Pleasant Rockshelter Site, Robert J. Stokes and Joanne C. Tactikos
  19. “Now You See ‘Em., . . . Now You Don’t”: In Search Quest of Yavapai Structures in the Verde Valley, Peter J. Pilles, Jr.
  20. It’s Complicated: Discerning the Post-Puebloan Period in Southern Nevada’s Archaeological Record, Heidi Roberts
  21. Tweaking the Conventional Wisdom in Southwestern Archaeology, David Hurst Thomas

About the Editor: Dr. Deni Seymour is an internationally recognized authority on protohistoric and historic Native American and Spanish colonial archaeology and ethnohistory. For 30 years she has studied the ancestral Apache, Sobaipuri-O’odham, and lesser-known mobile groups (Jano, Jocome, Manso, Suma, and Jumano) who were present at the same time. She has excavated two Spanish-period presidios (Santa Cruz de Terrenate and Tubac), numerous Kino-period mission sites, and several indigenous sites of the period. She works with indigenous groups in reconnecting with their heritage, tackles Coronado and Niza expedition archaeology, and is rewriting the history of the pre-Spanish and colonial period southern Southwest. She has published extensively on these groups and this period, with more than 80 publications in refereed journals, edited volumes, and popular venues, and has served as guest editor for journals. She has also authored six books.

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