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Synopsis: The Mission of Guevavi on the Santa Cruz River in what is now southern Arizona served as a focal point of Jesuit missionary endeavor among the Pima Indians on New Spain's far northwestern frontier.
For three-quarters of a century, from the first visit by the renowned Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1691 until the Jesuit Expulsion in 1767, the difficult process of replacing one culture with another—the heart of the Spanish mission system—went on at Guevavi. Yet all but the initial years presided over by Father Kino have been forgotten.
Drawing upon archival materials in Mexico, Spain, and the United States—including accounts by the missionaries themselves and the surviving pages of the Guevavi record books—Kessell brings to life those forgotten years and forgotten men who struggled to transform a native ranchería into an ordered mission community.
Of the eleven Black Robes who resided at Guevavi between 1701 and 1767, only a few are well known to history. Others—such as Joseph Garrucho, who presided more years at Guevavi than any other Padre; Alexandro Rapicani, son of a favorite of Sweden's Queen Christina; Custodio Zimeno, Guevavi's last Jesuit—have the details of their roles filled in here for the first time.
In this in-depth study of a single missionary center, Kessell describes in detail the daily round of the Padres in their activities as missionaries, educators, governors, and intercessors among the often-indifferent and occassionally hostile Pimas. He discusses the Pima uprising of 1751 and the events that led up to it, concluding that it actually continued sporadically for some ten years.
The growing ferocity of the Apache, the disastrous results of certain government policies—especially the removal of the Sobaípuri Indians from the San Pedro Valley—and the declining native population due to a combination of enforced culture change and epidemics of European diseases are also carefully explored.
The story of Guevavi is one of continuing adversity and triumph. It is the story, finally, of explusion for the Jesuits and, a few short years later, the end of Mission Guevavi at the hands of the Apaches.
In Mission of Sorrows Kessell has projected meticulous research into a highly readable narrative to produce an important contribution to the history of the Spanish Borderlands.
About the Author: John L. Kessell is a co-author of Father Kino in Arizona, and a contributor to the New Mexico Historical Review, Arizona and the West, and the Journal of Arizona History. A visiting assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico in 1969-70, he holds a Ph.D. degree from that institution. He is a graduate of Fresno State College, and took his M.A. degree at the University of California, Berkeley. It was while serving as historian at Tumacácori National Monument, Arizona, that he recognized the need for a history of Mission Guevavi.
Title: Mission Of Sorows: Jesuit Guevavi And The ...
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition, 1st Printing.
Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1970. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP88842878
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Book Description University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1970. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Edition, no additional printings; 4to, brown cloth, no dj; vg- (light soiling to boards and spine; spine ends bumped and worn; corners worn; shelfworn; top edge soiled; owner's name and address blacked out with magic marker on front pastedown; pages toning; dog-earing to tips of top corners from pp107-18); 224pp incl. index. Seller Inventory # 17825
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Book Description University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. WESTERN HIST/Bijou-Very good larger hardcover; minor edge wear in a repaired jacket. Inscribed by the author. gray w/brown lettering Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Inscribed By Author. Seller Inventory # Dec30-17jclo8
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Book Description University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Ariz., 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FINE (No DJ). INSCRIBED. Not Ex-Library. Clean throughout with straight tight binding. No marks. Purchase supports the programs, operations and collections and collections preservation of the renowned Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Laboratory of Anthropology Library. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 004001
Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible - Very Good. 1970 - Hardback with dustjacket. Book is in very good condition. Book has first blank page torn out, minor shelf wear. Dustjacket has small tears and chips on edges and corners, flaps glued to cover, rubbing. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU- 8728653 Rare 1/1/1970. Seller Inventory # SKU-8728653
Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1970. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition. The book is in fine condition. The jacket is in very good plus condition with a tiny chip on the bottom of the jacket cover and some age spots on the spine and rear jacket cover. The jacket is in a brodart cover. Seller Inventory # 012638