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Pimería Alta(pēmārē`ä äl`tä), region in the U.S. Southwest and N Mexico, chiefly in SW Arizona and NW Sonora. It was inhabited by the Pimas and was the scene of the missionary labors of Father Eusebio KinoKino, Eusebio Francisco
, c.1644–1711, missionary explorer in the American Southwest, b. Segno, in the Tyrol. He was in 1669 admitted to the Jesuit order. A distinguished mathematician, he observed the comet of 1680–81 at Cádiz, publishing his results in his
..... Click the link for more information. in the late 17th and early 18th cent.