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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 July 2002
...Mark Goodale This article explores the intersection between documentary culture and social history through an analysis of legal archival theory and practice in rural Bolivia. The guiding theoretical premise is that legal archival research in rural Bolivia involves, to different degrees, both...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (2): 315–317.
Published: 01 April 2009
... the political, legal, and cul- tural boundaries of the United States” (97). Decades later, the Civil Rights Movement exposed the “third space of sovereignty” encoded in indigenous claims to sovereignty and postcolonial nationhood: claims that explicitly critiqued the assimilation/integration philosophies...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 348–349.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Andrew Offenburger Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854–1946 . By Katrina Jagodinsky . ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2016 . xi +335 pp., introduction, bibliography, index. $30.00 cloth...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (2): 351–380.
Published: 01 April 2016
... between an Andean woman and a Spanish man, this article suggests how legal archives can reveal indigenous women’s contributions to the history of colonial silver. It also provides an appendix with one hundred cases of indigenous, creole, and Spanish women miners, refiners, and managers in Alto Perú, 1559...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (2): 247–267.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of another state. In the course of this campaign, they transformed themselves from a political to a legal subject and took the position of what today would be called an “indigenous” community. The court translated the paradoxical formation of indigeneity—being legally incorporated and excluded at the same...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (3): 465–488.
Published: 01 July 2018
... engaged with the cult for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, orthodox Christian devotion. Meanwhile, evidence from a seemingly unrelated legal trial suggests that indigenous leadership in Tinjacá may have seen Christian devotion as a channel for activism against the predations of Spanish...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (1): 51–73.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Alcira Dueñas Abstract The foundations of the “Republic of the Indians” in the New World rested on a legal substratum that took more solid shape in the everyday interaction between indigenous subjects and the Spanish courts. Grounded in the local cabildos of some pueblos de indios in cosmopolitan...
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Ethnohistory (2020) 67 (2): 269–287.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Avis Mysyk; Edgar de Ita Martínez Abstract Throughout the colonial period, disputes over the inheritance of property were common among indigenous peoples, both nobles and commoners. From the outset, they became familiar with and adept at negotiating their interests from within the colonial legal...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 July 2014
... as a subject of analysis. When compared to the legal activities of inhabitants elsewhere in the empire, we find women's engagement with Spanish justice in Oaxaca was reluctant at best and, at times, at odds with judges' notion of the law as beyond the control of the participants. But women's instrumental...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (2): 295–318.
Published: 01 April 2013
... sought to allow Indians more opportunities to redress legal issues in order to prevent future rebellions. Beyond aggressive tactics by elites to suppress Indians in revolt, government officials opted to reinstitute the colonial office of protector de indios in an attempt to address interethnic issues...
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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (2): 135–152.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Yanna Yannakakis Abstract This article addresses the opportunities and challenges for researching the history of Indigenous custom during a period in which constitutional and legal reform have led to the recognition of customary law as an official framework for local governance...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (3): 469–483.
Published: 01 July 2013
... into Gwitchin space to hunt a fugitive. In the early twentieth century, such direct contact with Western legal norms was rare; oral histories describe this extension of the law into Gwitchin space as corrosive, capable of changing patterns of life and ethics. Unlike European trade goods, these technologies...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2013
... by the Tlingit Indians. In part, the conflict transpired because the two nations, the United States and the Tlingit people, refused to acknowledge each other's claims to Alaskan land and legal systems. A study of the Kake War documents the role of indigenous legal systems in dealing with governing officials...
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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (2): 153–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
... on its own terms. On the other, the lawyer-historian gaze may provide critical insight into the workings of the law in past processes of privatization and commodification of Indigenous lands. Legal training better equips historians for understanding the technical details of land transactions, lawmaking...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (4): 697–720.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Peter B. Villella Abstract This article builds on recent scholarship emphasizing native contributions to Spanish American legal and political cultures to consider how Nahua leaders in early colonial Mexico influenced the construction of imperial policy vis-à-vis indigenous patrimonial lands...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (1): 27–49.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... Focusing on these nested accounts, the article seeks to develop an understanding of the context that led Blowsnake to include them—examples of autobiography en abyme —in his text. First, it draws on archival research into the killing and its legal consequences to examine Blowsnake's shifting accounts...
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Ethnohistory (2011) 58 (2): 293–321.
Published: 01 April 2011
... by 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’ perceived...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 July 2001
... Americans, and some Native Americans, none of whom are known to have been Houmas. The genesis of the modern group's identity as Houma Indians can be understood as a response to legally sanctioned racial classifications and race discrimination in Louisiana from the late nineteenth century on. American...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (4): 569–588.
Published: 01 October 2009
... colonial legal cases indicate that the lands of a teccalli were of two kinds: collectively held lands of the teccalli as a whole and individually held lands of particular nobles of the house. Collectively held lands were passed down over generations undivided and served to maintain the integrity and power...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (2): 183–199.
Published: 01 April 2010
... and natural resources as practiced by Alaska Natives is heavily regulated by a state and federal legal framework based upon definitions of what is and is not “customary and traditional,” failure to recognize the long history of farming and gardening in rural Alaska has consequences for communities...