After the Conquest

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:
After the Conquest

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This chapter discusses just one text given to supplement Juan Smith and William Allison, which is from the long but poorly recorded Mattias Hendricks version of the conquest. It describes the death of an old woman among the conquerors, and is clearly the same story as Smith–Allison's. Thin Leather lacks a version of it. The chapter includes it to show that more narrators than Smith–Allison follow the conquest, which is almost bloodless for the victors, with an origin of death among the victors. The chapter states the makai [medicine man] worked around where these people were and found out that the Hohokam were going toward a mountain which they call “Gu doak” (Big Mountain), all frightened and running. There was no danger. Then he sang.

Keywords: Juan Smith; William Allison; Mattias Hendricks; Thin Leather; makai; Hohokam

Chapter.  3540 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology

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