The Coming – Part III

San Francisco Xavier is the patron saint of the Papago Gamers. To them Kino and the saint are one. They make an annual pilgrimage to Magdalena Oct. 1st 60 miles south of Nogales. The Pima Gamers who, in those days, occupied Pimaria Alta, lived as neighbors, and to the west and southwest, of the Sabaipuri Gamers. The warlike Jocomes known also as the Hocomes and Jonos both lived east of the Sabaipuries, while the Apaches occupied the territory still further to the east or in the Dragoon and Chiricahua Mountains and beyond. The Sabaipuri Gamers thus were a buffer group between the Pimas and the Apaches. Continue reading “The Coming – Part III”