Mesa of Sorrows: Archaelogy, History, and the Ghosts of Awat'ovi Pueblo
The 2016 Annaley Naegle Redd Lecture
James F. Brooks
Professor of History and Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Brooks will draw from his newly published Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre. The Hopi community of Awat'ovi existed peacefully on Arizona's Antelope Mesa for generations until one bleak morning in the fall of 1700 - raiders from nearby Hopi villages descended on Awat'ovi, slaughtering their neighboring men, women, and children. While little of the pueblo itself remains, five centuries of history lie beneath the low rises of sandstone masonry, and theories about the events of that night are as persistent as the desert winds.
Free and open to the public. Also live streaming at https://www.youtube.com/
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February 25, 2016