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Mesa of Sorrows: Archaeology, History, and the Ghosts of Awat’ovi Pueblo
Start Date: 4/6/2017Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 4/6/2017

Event Description
Dr. James F Brooks
Professor of History & Anthropology, UCSB

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. Why did kinsmen target it for destruction? Drawing on oral traditions, archival accounts, and extensive archaeological research, James F. Brooks unravels the story, uncovering layer after layer of significance. Mesa of Sorrows is a probing exploration of how societies confront painful histories, and why communal violence still plagues us today.
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*WU Campus - Law School  (View Map)
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380
Room: 201 -- Paulus Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Ortwin Knorr, Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology
Phone: 503-370-6029

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