the Conquest Until Buzzard

Donald Bahr, Juan Smith, William Smith Allison and Julian Hayden

in The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 1994 | ISBN: 9780520084674
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520914568 | DOI:
the Conquest Until Buzzard

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This chapter explores three more parts in the mythology, two on the conquest and a final one in which the victorious Pima–Papago experience their first individualized death and then meet an insuperable enemy to the west of Hohokam country. With Mattias Hendricks and Juan Dolores to remind us of the diversity in conquest narratives, the chapter reviews the key points held in common by the two longest and richest versions, Juan Smith and William Allison and the various renditions of Thin Leather. Here, the Casa Blanca location is the home of a “chief” who is identified by Thin Leather as “Black Sinew Chief” (Cuk Tataikam Siwan). The final, most westerly location is the home of Buzzard, who is more a god than a man, and who, like Siuuhu, does not have a normal home and family.

Keywords: mythology; Pima; Papago; Hohokam; Mattias Hendricks; Juan Dolores; Juan Smith; William Allison; Thin Leather; Buzzard

Chapter.  7249 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology

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