This portion of this web site provides
a summary of current research on the
Spanish colonial period, on early
expeditions into the region, and on
the native inhabitants of the
American Southwest from the
terminal prehistoric period forward,
during a time commonly referred to
as the protohistoric. Included are
discussions of the Sobaipuri (Upper
Pima or O'odham), the Apache, and
non-Apache mobile groups, such as
the Jano and Jocome. The Salinas
Pueblos and Galisteo Basin Pueblos
are also discussed with reference to
mobile groups, and the Jumano and
Teya. These easternmost pueblos fall
along the edge of the Southwest as
does the area in southeastern New
Mexico where additional studies are
taking place.
Other material culture studies focus
on the methodological implications
of typologies and seek alternative
approaches to understanding
material culture variation.
2011 Where the Earth and Sky are Sewn Together:
Sobaípuri-O’odham Contexts of Contact and Colonialism.

University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
(Cover Drawn and Copyrighted by Scott Seibel,
Artist/Illustrator of Scott Seibel Studios)
2012 From the Land of Ever Winter to the American Southwest:
Athapaskan Migrations, Mobility, and Ethnogenesis
Edited By Deni J. Seymour
University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
Authors include the most
knowledgeable scholars with
the most current new data
and perspectves on these

David Brugge, Robert
Brunswig, Roy Carlson, David
Willem J. de Reuse, Doug
Dykeman, Claire R. Farrer,
Kevin Gilmore, Bryan C.
Gordon. David V. Hill, David
Hughes, Sean Larmore, Marty
Magne, Ripan Malhi, Keren
Rice, Paul Roebuck, Deni
Seymour, Dale Walde,
Anthony Webster
Book Description: This book is the only modern in-depth archaeological
account of the people Father Kino encountered in southern Arizona. Using
archaeological, documentary, and ethnographic data resulting from over 25
years of research Dr Seymour provides an entirely new perspective on the
Sobaipuri-O'odham, exposing many common fallacies presented by use of the
historic record alone. Content also has relevance to method and theory in
historical archaeology.
2014 A Fateful Day in 1698:
Archaeological Insights into the Remarkable Sobaipuri-O'odham
Victory Over the Apache and their Allies.

University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
To Die between the Mountains:
The Ethics of Reporting O'odham Warfare
Book manuscript
REVIEW: Southwest Books of the Year, Notable mention:

If we had a category for top archaeological book, Deni Seymour would take
my vote this year. Where Earth and Sky Are Sewn Together is a seminal,
ground-breaking analysis of those O’odham who once lived in the vicinity of
Tucson and were a major community when the first Spaniards arrived. The
Sobaipuri O’odham may be the most interesting and important Arizona tribe
you’ve never heard of. Their identity and history have long puzzled
archaeologists and historians, and from her life-long research, Seymour
offers many answers in this well-reasoned, strongly documented book that
even avid non-professionals can enjoy. [Bill Broyles]
2016 Fierce and Indomitable:
The Protohistoric Non-Pueblo World in the American Southwest
Edited Volume. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
Remembering Those Who've Lost Their Songs: A
Collaborative Perspective on Heritage and Identity
at San Xavier del Bac
. Book Manuscript.
(Deni Seymour, Tony Burrell, and David Tenario)
2012 Pasaron Por Aquí (They Passed By Here):
Cultural and Archaeological Treasures of Otero
Mesa, Otero County, New Mexico.
Authors: Patrick Beckett, James Copeland, Doug Craig, David V. Hill, Mark E. Harlan, Meade F. Kemrer,
Alexander Kurota, Curtis Martin, Chris Loendorf, James Moore, Peter Pilles, Heidi Roberts, Oscar Rodriguez,
Deni J. Seymour, John D. Speth, Robert J. Stokes, Joanne C. Tactikos, David Hurst Thomas