It was the biggest single battle ever fought in Arizona. It happened 160 years ago and lasted only half and hour. It is largely unknown in the annals of Arizona history, yet it was perhaps the most important battle ever fought by the O’Odham (Pima) and Piipaash (Maricopa) people. The Battle of Pima Butte was also the last large-scale native-against-native skirmish in American history. Sources say that as many as two thousand men took part in the battle. Only a handful of the invaders survived. This single engagement ended hundreds of years of attacks from the traditional Piipaash enemies from the west. Join Steve Hoza, archivist, and historian as he details this often forgotten era of Arizona history.
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