Sonora: A Description of the Province

Sonora: A Description of the Province

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Overview

"The bloodsucking bat, construction of bows and arrows, the punishment for adultery among the Apaches... all was grist that dropped into the industrious mill of Father Pfefferkorn's eyes, ears, and brain."—Saturday Review

"To be read for enjoyment; nevertheless, the historian will find in it a wealth of information that has been shrewdly appraised, carefully sifted, and creditably related."—Catholic Historical Review

"Of interest not only to the historian but to the geographer and anthropologist."—Pacific Historical Review
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816535965
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 10/15/2016
Series: Century Collection
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 348
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Father Ignaz Pfefferkorn (1726–1798) was a Jesuit missionary to the Pima, Opata, and Eudeve Indians in New Spain.
 

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword, by Bernard L. Fontana Translator's Introduction Author's Preface Part One Map of Sonora Chapter I. Location and boundaries of Sonora, in which the adjacent tribes are also described Chapter II. Divisions of Spanish and Christian Sonora Chapter III. Natural state, climate, and fertility of Sonora Chapter IV. Products of the plant kingdom of Sonora Chapter V. Products of the plant kingdom of Sonora (cont.) Chapter VI. Products of the plant kingdom of Sonora (cont.) Chapter VII. Products of the plant kingdom of Sonora (cont.) Chapter VIII. The mineral kingdom of Sonora Chapter IX. The mineral kingdom of Sonora Chapter X. The animal kingdom of Sonora Chapter XI. The animal kingdom of Sonora (cont.) Chapter XII. The animal kingdom of Sonora (cont.) Chapter XIII. The animal kingdom of Sonora (cont.) Chapter XIV. The animal kingdom of Sonora (cont.) Chapter XV. Concerning the wild Apaches and Seris Part Two Introduction Chapter I. Bodily constitution of the Sonorans Chapter II. Disposition of the Sonorans Chapter III. Manners and propensities of the Sonorans Chapter IV. Some particular Sonora customs Chapter V. Dress, dwellings, and utensils of the Sonorans Chapter VI. Food and nourishment of the Sonorans Chapter VII. Occupations of the Sonorans Chapter VIII. Sonoran methods of warfare Chapter IX. Sickness, cures, death, and burial of the Sonorans Chapter X. The religion of the unconverted Sonorans Chapter XI. Language of the Sonorans Chapter XII. Conduct of the converted Sonorans, the Opatas, and Eudebes Chapter XIII. Concerning the other converted tribes in Sonora Chapter XIV. HIstory of the establishment of the Sonora missions Chapter XV. Internal administration of the Sonora missions Chapter XVI. Concerning the Spaniards in Sonora Appendix A. Critique of Robertson's conclusions about conditions in Sonora Appendix B. List of prices Index

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