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Who Are the Sobaipuri O’odham? – Tucson

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Who Are the Sobaipuri O’odham? – Tucson

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| Free

Who Are the Sobaipuri O’odham?: The Sobaipuri Legacy at the San Xavier/Wa:k Community

November 16, 2017

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s Third Thursday Food for Thought.

Location: U-Like Oriental Buffet Restaurant

5101 N. Oracle Road (at River Road), Tucson

6 to 8:30 p.m. Free (Order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu)

Over the last couple of decades much has been learned about the Sobaípuri O’odham who inhabited southern Arizona’s Santa Cruz and San Pedro valleys at the dawn of written history. However, their actual history differs substantially in many ways from commonly held notions. The archaeological and ethnohistoric research of the presenters provides new perspectives on where and how they lived, how long they occupied the valleys of southern Arizona, their relationship to the ancient Hohokam, and other topics. Special reference will be made to the Sobaípuri of San Xavier del Bac (Wa:k), where descendant populations reside. Dr. Deni Seymour is joined by her associates, Elder Tony Burrell and Cultural Specialist David Tenario of Wa:k, in presenting their video entitled “Who Are the Sobaípuri O’odham?” followed by interactive lectures and discussions. Through these means they strive to promote understanding of the human experience through the eyes of the Wa:k O’odham and their ancestors. Using discussions and interviews with Wa:k O’odham community members, the video and subsequent discussions highlight the issues of how public policy, politics, and economic interest have influenced our understanding of the Wa:k O’odham and how their heritage has been shaped and in some cases erased.

More information at: http://www.oldpueblo.org/event/third-thursday-food-for-thought-8/

This program is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.oldpueblo.org/event/third-thursday-food-for-thought-8/

Organizer

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
Phone:
520-798-1201
Website:
https://www.oldpueblo.org/

Venue

U Like Oriental Buffet
5101 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, 85704 United States
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