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Ethnohistory (1 October 2008) 55 (4): 685–686.
Published: 01 October 2008
... State Law demonstrates the breadth of nonfederal Indian relations, which existed coast to coast, but also points to a problem with Rosen’s analysis. For example, while a comparison between New York and New Mexico is revealing, Rosen does so with little regard for the fundamental...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2008) 55 (4): 509–524.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., but also limits, of state power because, as Eric Wolf noted long ago, brokers by definition never work simply to resolve the contending interests they mediate but must also perpetuate them if they want to retain their own strategic positions. At the same time, in ethnically stratified societies such...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2004) 51 (2): 257–291.
Published: 01 April 2004
... circumstances but also the renewal of a pre-Conquest sociopolitical strategy. The article also addresses the role of leadership in historical Amerindian macropolitical systems and suggests that a chief's skills as a peacemaker were no less necessary than his skills as a warmonger. American Society for...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2009) 56 (4): 589–624.
Published: 01 October 2009
... to explain Chumash baptism in southern California missions (Coombs and Plog 1977; Jackson 1999; Larson, Johnson, and Michaelsen 1994), but has more recently also been used to discuss Esselen and Costanoan/Ohlone baptisms at Mission San Carlos (Hackel 2005). In this paper, I examine the validity of...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2014) 61 (2): 229–251.
Published: 01 April 2014
... America and some that were highly distinctive. This cartographic representation also enlists visual and textual language that was, by the late seventeenth century, familiar across the Indies. In what ways, then, does the Muñoz map speak to local histories as well as those that were more global? This essay...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2013) 60 (4): 637–662.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., it also sheds further light on the conspicuous silences in the Relación de Michoacán . Furthermore, the information contained in the Memoria indicates that an important stage in the development and consolidation of the state occurred thanks to an alliance between a king and foreign merchants. These...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2018) 65 (2): 269–295.
Published: 01 April 2018
... to their traditional conceptions of just war. To them, such comportment marked their opponents as insurgents resisting not only their rightful place in the Spanish Empire but also civilization more broadly. In condemning their Highland Maya enemies as an ethical “other,” the conquistadors articulated...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2017) 64 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Arne Bialuschewski Abstract Multinational groups of buccaneers repeatedly raided settlements all along the coast of Tabasco and the Yucatán Peninsula. The freebooters not only looted whatever valuables they could find but also abducted and enslaved numerous coastal inhabitants, particularly Mayas...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2011) 58 (1): 113–141.
Published: 01 January 2011
... society. With tragic irony, Phil's parents also hid the identity of his biological father, echoing the story of his grandfather. Sensing family secrets and lies, young Phil experienced an identity crisis. Eventually discovering his father's identity and his family history, Phil turned his life around. He...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2011) 58 (2): 213–227.
Published: 01 April 2011
.... Increasingly, they also extend the time depth of their analyses through community collaboration and consensus about local understandings of history. Such local understandings, often incorporating cosmology and myth-time, challenge the presumptive universality of the concept of “history” in ways that can only...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2011) 58 (4): 585–611.
Published: 01 October 2011
... provide a more nuanced reading of the imagery in the Manuscrito and a consideration of its early colonial context and argue that while the work does document a clash of Spaniards versus indigenes, it also establishes a contrast between a Christian indigenous leader and his pagan countrymen. In so doing...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2011) 58 (4): 613–652.
Published: 01 October 2011
... the twentieth century. The findings reveal multiple adaptive strategies used by the sindi across the centuries even within a relatively compact area. This article also illustrates a methodological approach in which a broad philological perspective opens the door to additional, interdisciplinary types...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2011) 58 (2): 293–321.
Published: 01 April 2011
... the mytho-historical content of the better-known indigenous text, the Popol Vuh. Although the títulos were created for territorial disputes and claims to rights before the Spanish legal system, they also represented Maya-K’iche’ responses to colonial domination and reveal how the Maya K’iche...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2003) 50 (4): 643–669.
Published: 01 October 2003
..., this study also uncovers key moments in the lives of the rebels. These two sources—Indian testimony and mission registers—help to suggest the rebellion's diverse origins: the mission Indians' anger at the Spaniards for the suppression of their ceremonies and the frustration among some Gabrielinos that...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2001) 48 (3): 403–432.
Published: 01 July 2001
... of the cacicazgo of Tutepetongo but also lands and subject settlements within the cacicazgo. Despite their apparent relationship to the glyphs, the glosses do not translate the pictographic text. On the contrary, they reflect important changes in the indigenous conception of the cacicazgo. American...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2001) 48 (4): 587–612.
Published: 01 October 2001
... mythologies about an ancient Edenic time before normal human procreation and marriage. The article also holds that the main influence on the content of mythologies was neighboring mythologies, such that each people's telling of ancientness was a parody, but a compassionate one, of its neighbors' tellings. The...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2015) 62 (3): 651–674.
Published: 01 July 2015
... properties that made alphabetic writing a productive part of the project of reducción also made it impossible to control once introduced among the Maya. Copyright 2015 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2015 Colonial Maya missionization writing orality circulation genre References...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2016) 63 (1): 143–166.
Published: 01 January 2016
... indigenous Catholicism and Catholic kinship networks that bound eighteenth-century trading communities across the Great Lakes region. Those networks—strong, widespread, and highly important—were also thin: their spiritual practices and faith commitments did not in the 1760s deeply penetrate most Great Lakes...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2006) 53 (2): 281–329.
Published: 01 April 2006
..., governance, and marriage. As is stressed throughout the essay, masculinity was also juxtaposed with femininity in a number of important ways in Indian society. American Society for Ethnohistory 2006 ‘‘Ranging Foresters’’ and ‘‘Women-Like Men Physical Accomplishment, Spiritual Power, and Indian...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2002) 49 (1): 3–40.
Published: 01 January 2002
... hybrid in purpose—shaped European conceptions of the Amerindians of the region, and were in turn shaped by their presence. Also considered: the impact of abolition on conceptions of Amerindian character. American Society for Ethnohistory 2002 ‘‘It Is Impossible to Make a Step...