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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 without the...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2004) 51 (3): 567–607.
Published: 01 July 2004
..., and definition of historic Métis in Ontario has remained the purview of applied historians and expert witnesses. This article brings such questions into the academic arena by identifying sources and methods for documenting historic Métis during the fur trade period in Ontario. It also presents an...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2005) 52 (3): 589–633.
Published: 01 July 2005
... European-Indian exchange, giving tangible form to spoken metaphors for war, peace, and alliance. The production, distribution, and use of the pipe tomahawk also illustrated contrasting Indian and European notions of value and utility in material objects, exposing the limits of such goods in promoting cross...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2005) 52 (4): 727–787.
Published: 01 October 2005
... “blanket” worn by the stereotypical“Indian” of that period also was called a matchcoat. Native-made garments, often described in the early literature, were rapidly replaced by these pieces of trade cloth. The term matchcoat was being applied to“made up” or off-the-rack tailored sleeved coats by the 1680s...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2006) 53 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2006
... early travelers to the lake pursued objectives such as hunting, scientific inquiry, and furthering the aims of colonial powers, they also frequently derived self-satisfaction from having “reached” this iconic geographic space. An examination of some of these travelers' experiences reveals the centrality...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2006) 53 (3): 479–505.
Published: 01 July 2006
... sources used by Freeman, authored by Augustin Krämer and Newton A. Rowe, demonstrates that the taupou system, as well as many of the values and practices associated with it, were in decline during this period. This latter interpretation, favored by Margaret Mead, is also supported by Freeman's own...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2006) 53 (4): 633–655.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Susan Rasmussen This essay examines the origins and directions of ichumar (also called tichumaren in some regions), a genre of guitar music popular among young Tuaregs in Mali and Niger. Initially composed and performed by Tuareg nationalist/separatist rebels, it is now composed and performed by...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2006) 53 (4): 715–752.
Published: 01 October 2006
... in the Middle East, Yemen, and Persia and viewed themselves as highly mobile, continually “founding” settlements throughout the region and moving back and forth between them. Traditions also suggest that the growth, maintenance, and reproduction of coastal communities were premised on a conceptual...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2007) 54 (3): 407–443.
Published: 01 July 2007
...) reflected an understanding of the power and danger of the encounter that the actual experience confirmed. In this, it reminds us that there are several layers of interpretation—linguistic, religious, and ideological—that need to be taken into account when assessing these encounters. Also by incorporating...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2012) 59 (2): 323–351.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., use of language, political traditions, material culture, and socioeconomic ties and activities. The wills (and other documents) served as evidence of this hybridity, which was also facilitated by Spaniards and Spanish colonialism. Copyright 2012 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2012 “For My...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2013) 60 (2): 195–217.
Published: 01 April 2013
... first slave revolt in the Americas, it was also one of the most important moments in Colonial American history because it was the first known instance when Africans and Indians united against their Spanish overlords in the Americas. Little scholarship exists that focuses on the event, and what does...