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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (1): 35–67.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Zeb Tortorici This essay focuses on a 1604 document from Morelia's criminal archive dealing initially with the prosecution of two Purépecha men accused of committing sodomy in a temascal . Attention is paid to individual testimonies and details surrounding sexual acts between the men...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (4): 579–607.
Published: 01 October 2008
... these dictators sought to impose their modernization programs of progress and order, criminal records abound with Mayan women disobeying market regulations and more generally disrupting the peace. Beyond putting the women's livelihoods at stake, these conflicts were also struggles over ethnic, gender, and state...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Katherine M. B. Osburn Abstract This article analyzes how Arizona’s Indigenous leaders responded to attempts by the Arizona legislature to impose the state’s criminal and civil jurisdiction over Indian reservations under Public Law 280. Indigenous Arizonans’ activism included requiring tribal...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (4): 713–738.
Published: 01 October 2012
... often acculturated in both Hispanic and indigenous cultures. As people in the middle of colonial society, they were uniquely positioned to navigate within and between the two dominant cultural spheres of colonial Mexico. Using Inquisition documents, criminal records, and petitions to the crown...
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Ethnohistory (2011) 58 (4): 561–583.
Published: 01 October 2011
... to tap into community hostility over the Bourbon reforms and deploy that anger in the interests of their own political gain. The criminal conduct of this alcalde mayor has horri˜ed the ˜scal [an attorney who represents the king ex o˜cio], he knows of similar excesses that threaten...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (3): 536–538.
Published: 01 July 2001
... criminality by focusing on the social and economic factors that contributed to the emergence of a criminal class second, he wants ‘‘to explore the manner in which urban colonial society reacted to the reality of crime’’ For the first objective his ‘‘factors’’ are poverty, dislocation, low status...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Bianca Premo against her husband. “I, who have desired peace, quiet and calm,” her state- ment reads, “. . . could have criminally complained for his punishment.” Yet until that point, she had “only availed myself on various occasions of parish priests and their vicars specifically so...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (1): 177–186.
Published: 01 January 2007
... particular acts as sinful and criminal was no more successful at controlling sexuality in indigenous America than it had been in Europe. As all these authors agree, the “sexual conquest” is connected to other relations of authority in Spanish America and, like other colonial projects, the “colo...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (3): 519–540.
Published: 01 July 2016
... that the company had acted unlawfully when it colonized Red River. HBC spokesmen connected NWC criminal activities with their recruitment of “half-breeds” to weaken HBC authority over lands granted by the charter. These publications contended that NWC leadership had commanded their “half breed dependents...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (4): 749–751.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Madre of the 1970s is quite different from the Sierra Madre today, and Irigoyen-Rascón seems conflicted about this. His concluding sentences acknowledge that “alcohol, drugs and criminal activity have found more and better routes to the heart of the land of the Tarahumaras. These changes have had...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (4): 667–674.
Published: 01 October 2012
.... In my own research, I have found criminal cases to be especially fer- 670 Yanna Yannakakis tile sources regarding the quotidian contexts of Nahuatl use in multilin- gual regions of Oaxaca, like the district of Villa Alta in the Sierra Norte where...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (1): 129–157.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... In 1658, authorities of Mexico City’s criminal court called before them a woman named Juana de Herrera, who was a mestizo laundress from Mexico City. Herrera told them that she had been out washing clothes one Sep- tember day when several young boys ran up to her and, with voices raised, told her...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 July 2012
... and criminal cases—as well as the occasional Nahuatl-language document enable us to understand better the implications of canoe transportation for Nahua society.³ Canoes were a vital part of the distinctive aquatic societies that Nahuas had fashioned from the lake environment. As an e...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 291–310.
Published: 01 April 2021
... people received criminal punishment. Among them were a Native woman who sold pulque and an “old chino,” both of whom were condemned for aiding theft (Guijo 1952 : 77). They received two-hundred lashes and were sold to an obraje for the next six years. Age seventy by 1657, Antón would have been old...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... Pete Sigal and John F. Chuchiak IV Tortorici’s microhistorical study of a criminal case in seventeenth- century Morelia challenges the conventional wisdom that Latin American male homosexualities have been structured around a system of domina- tion and submission in which the dominant...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (3): 527–528.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Nahuas and non-Nahuas rather than conscious resistance or adaptation. It should be noted that this is a result of the nature of the indigenous-language sources, especially last wills and testaments, which are the basis of the study. Other types of documents, including Spanish-language criminal records...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (2): 391–392.
Published: 01 April 2019
... against Christie and his refusal to be tried in US court got caught up in the contentious 1887 Cherokee Nation elections. Chapter 4 explains how Christie’s refusal to surrender to US authorities led to his implication in other criminal activities. It also describes several attempts to capture Christie...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 745–747.
Published: 01 October 2019
... cloth.) In San Luis Potosí itself, indigenous people interacted across a conurbation, or tight networks of distinct, yet interdependent communities. Drawing on a painstaking reading of a variety of sources, including local parish and criminal records, Corbeil shows how mobility across worksites...
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Ethnohistory (2017) 64 (2): 303–304.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and explores differences among Chinese associations as a way to highlight the point that Chinese migrants thought and acted differently from one another. While outside observers used examples of violence between Chinese organizations to characterize the Chinese as criminal, these networks were crucial...
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Ethnohistory (2017) 64 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 January 2017
... (1828), arguing that a free black caste aligned with white slaveholders safeguarded slave society. When the legislature criminalized interracial unions, Kingsley wrote a protest to Congress, signed by several other planters, arguing for multiculturalism in matters of domestic life. Once it became...