By Jon Lyus
The Hohokam people disappeared from their Arizona homeland in the 15th century and this new film will tell their story, we’re promised, in the style of Dances with Wolves and Apocalypto. There’s sure to be some outstanding location work and the filmmakers describe the premise thus,
Archaeologists don't know what happened to the Hohokam. I think most of the theories involve them migrating to another location. I don't think they were conquered or driven off or anything involving warfare. Will the movie be true to the archaeological record, or will it invent a "savage" conflict that never happened in real life?
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Below: A Hohokam site I've visited. "The distinctively modern looking roof that was built in 1932, to protect the Great House or Casa Grande, at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument."