Language: Upper Piman
Family: Tepiman
Stock: Uto-Aztecan
Phylum: Aztec-Tanoan
Macro-Culture: Southwestern
Speakers 0
     The Sobaipuri were a sedentary hunter/farmer tribe.  They lived along the San Pedro River and its tributaries, westward along the Gila and southward along the Santa Cruz to about Casa Grande.  Apache depredations forced them to confederate into the Tohono O'Odham.
Aboriginal Locations
MX  2 villages, AZ 29 villages
Arizona Present Locations
Confederated into the Tohono O'Odham in AZ
Year History
1694 Visited by Kino
1731 Frs. Segresser and Grashoffer founded Missions San Xavier del Bac and San Miguel de Guevavi
1761 Tribe broken up by the Apache and confederated into the Tohono O'Oham; though some absorbed into the Apache
Year U.S. Population Source
1680 600 Mooney estimate
1700 600 NAHDB calculation
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation
2000 0 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Pima, Tohono O'Odham
Sobaipuri Sites:
Ankimel O'Odham / Pima
Barry M. Goldwater Range
Colossal Cave
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Colossal Cave Timeline
Father Kino
Hispanic Culture
Mission San Xavier del Bac
O'Odham Language
Prisidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate
Royal Fort of St. Ignacius at Tubac
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
San Pedro Valley Subarea
Santa Cruz Presidio
San Xavier del Bac, Biography
Sobaipuri Indian Tribe
Sobaipuri Tribe of Arizona
Tucson - The City and the Desert
Tumacacori Highlands

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