The Conquest Until Siwañ Wa'aki

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 Siwañ Wa'aki

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This chapter discusses the conquest of Siwañ, or Black Sinew Siwañ, at a great-house near the present village of Casa Blanca. The story as told by both Thin Leather and Juan Smith and William Allison has a feature, a bridge into post-Hohokam, specifically Apache, war-burdened times. Both Thin Leather and Smith–Allison state that the Hohokam chief had a son who was taken in by the Pima–Papago. According to Thin Leather, the boy was called Kokoñip and married a Pima–Papago woman named Pu:l, or Hu:l, Ha'akam;. Smith–Allison do not tell this part of the story. While his wife was expecting their first child, Thin Leather continues, Kokoñip went deer hunting alone and was killed by Apaches. The son grew up to be a vengeful warrior named Pad A:ngam. Thus, the chapter has a story that runs for three generations, the first and only in the entire mythology.

Keywords: Siwañ; Thin Leather; Juan Smith; William Allison; Hohokam; Pima; Papago; Kokoñip; mythology

Chapter.  6566 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology

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