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Sobaipuri Tribe

The Sobaipuri Indians were a Uto-Aztecan tribe of Arizona, allies of the Tohono O'odham (Papago) tribe. Their language was never well recorded, but appears to have been either a dialect of O'odham or a closely related language. The Sobaipuri no longer exist as a distinct tribe. After being defeated by the neighboring Apache tribe, the surviving Sobaipuris merged together with their kinfolk the Tohono O'odham, where most of their descendants still live today.

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Sobaipuri Language Links

O'odham Language Tree:
    Theories about O'odham and Sobaipuri language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Sobaipuri Culture and History Links

The Sobaipuri Indians:
    Introduction to the archaeology and history of the Sobaipuri people.
Sobaipuri Tribe History:
    Article on the Sobaipuri tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Sobaipuri People:
    Wikipedia article on the Sobaipuri Indians.
Four Directions: Sobaipuri:
    Timeline and links about Sobaipuri history.

Books for sale on the Sobaipuri Indians

Where the Earth and Sky Are Sewn Together: Sobaípuri-O'odham Contexts of Contact and Colonialism:
    Interesting book on the history and archaeology of the Sobaipuri tribe.
A Fateful Day in 1698: The Remarkable Sobaipuri-O’odham Victory over the Apaches:
    Another good archaeology book about a battle between the Sobaipuri and Apache tribes.
The Sobaipuri Indians of the Upper San Pedro River Valley, Southern Arizona:
    History and culture of the Sobaipuri tribe.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Sobaipuri:
Information about the Sobaipuris in Spanish.
Sobaipuri Tribe:
Sobaipuri links page.



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