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Ethnohistory (1 April 2012) 59 (2): 261–291.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., that text and his other writings have received comparatively little attention from scholars despite the rich opportunities these documents hold for exploring the indigenous world of his day. Much of the neglect stems from a reluctance to accept him as a “real” native person because he was born in...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2016) 63 (3): 541–570.
Published: 01 July 2016
...William C. Meadows Abstract The location and movements of the Kiowa prior to appearing in the historical record around 1700 in present-day southwestern Montana have long eluded scholars. This article presents new data from a family oral tradition relating to protohistoric (ca. pre-1700) Kiowa...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2003) 50 (2): 315–347.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Joshua A. Piker In the last generation, scholars intent on removing “tribe”from their narratives of colonial-era Native American history have repeatedly invoked “community” in its place. This development notwithstanding, community-centered projects are rare; Indian towns now appear in the...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2004) 51 (3): 459–488.
Published: 01 July 2004
...Thomas S. Abler Scholars investigating Iroquois political institutions have focused on the Confederacy Council (or League), largely ignoring structure at the national(or tribal) level. Data from the Seneca Nation in the 1830s and 1840s, before the replacement of chiefs by an elected council, allows...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2005) 52 (2): 291–331.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Paul Nadasdy Recent debates over the stereotype of the “ecologically noble Indian” have helped illuminate some of the ambiguities and complexities that characterize the relationship between indigenous peoples and environmentalism. But, while scholars engaged in this debate have examined the...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2005) 52 (4): 727–787.
Published: 01 October 2005
... who wore them as loosely wrapped cloaks. Some English-speaking scholars have erroneously emphasized the word match , inferring that“matchcoats” were garments that were pieced together from small units, or matched in a way that resembled techniques used by natives to make cloaks from pelts. The common...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2006) 53 (4): 689–714.
Published: 01 October 2006
...-Guaraní sociopolitical models demonstrates a process of “Guaranization” that has influenced scholars as much as—if not more than—the Chiriguano themselves. By means of an ethnohistorical analysis of the Chiriguano political system, we attempt to recover the Arawakan heritage of this truly mestizo society...
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Ethnohistory (1 October 2006) 53 (4): 715–752.
Published: 01 October 2006
... more and more scholars are recognizing: discourse concerning “globalization” and “indigenous” peoples, usually thought to be characteristic of the post-colonial period, may have had analogues that antecede the penetration of industrial capitalism and the entrenchment of European colonialism. American...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2008) 55 (2): 229–250.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Cecelia F. Klein Most scholars, citing a passage in the sixteenth-century Florentine Codex by Bernardino de Sahagún ( 1950–82 ), have interpreted the famous Aztec stone statue known as Coatlicue, “Snakes-Her-Skirt,” as a reference to that goddess's role as the mother of the Aztec patron deity...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2008) 55 (3): 361–391.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Miriam Melton-Villanueva; Caterina Pizzigoni Newly collected testaments from two settlements in the jurisdiction of Metepec in the Toluca Valley reveal that, although scholars believed the great tradition of mundane records in Nahuatl to have lapsed by 1800, it continued on a large scale during the...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2008) 55 (3): 465–490.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Charles Hudson; Robin A. Beck, Jr.; Chester B. DePratter; Robbie Ethridge; John E. Worth Scholars have developed two broad approaches to researching the history of the native peoples of the American South from the sixteenth century to the present: culture history and social history. The essential...
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Ethnohistory (1 July 2015) 62 (3): 597–621.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Paja Faudree In this article, I argue for placing the study of translators and translation processes more squarely at the center of ethnohistoric research. I focus on two texts well known to scholars: a seventeenth-century text written in Chontal Maya and its contemporary translation into Spanish...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2011) 58 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Chris Andersen Scholars have long noted the central place of racialization in the last five centuries of colonial rule and likewise the crossracial encounters and eventual colonial intimacies regulated in its shadow. In the conceptual terrain posted by these demarcations, this article explores how...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2012) 59 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2012
... values. Much top-down official evidence is available for scholars seeking to understand the nature of these campaigns. However, the problem of finding the voices of those at the receiving end—and of attempting to discover pupil agency , as the recent paradigm in childhood research advocates—is especially...
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Ethnohistory (1 January 2014) 61 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Christina Dickerson-Cousin Scholars of black and Indian relations typically characterize the nineteenth century as a period of severe interracial tension. The legacy of slavery and the increasing racial stratification of American society helped to create this friction. However, in Michigan during...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2014) 61 (2): 329–355.
Published: 01 April 2014
... historical oblivion by José Antonio Alzate in the eighteenth century and again by Alfonso Caso in the twentieth. However, effacement is not equal to extinction, and this article argues for the continued use, even creation, of Nahuatl place-names into the eighteenth century. It suggests that the scholar's...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2015) 62 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... This analysis sets the stage for discussion of a possibility that scholars have not yet explored: Iroquois could have partly shaped the monetization of New Netherland and thus could have been accountable for its failing monetary policy by deliberately controlling the amount of sewant in circulation...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2015) 62 (2): 309–331.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., adoption of Spanish clothing). Thus the Relaciones offer no support for the commonsense notion—still endorsed by some scholars—that the horrors of demographic collapse led the native population to readily embrace Christianity and colonialism. Copyright 2015 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2015...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2002) 49 (2): 259–280.
Published: 01 April 2002
...L. Antonio Curet The rules of succession described in the early Spanish chronicles for Caribbean chiefdoms have been used by many scholars to reconstruct a Taino kinship system. This article argues that these conclusions were reached by using unfounded assumptions, especially confusing rules of...
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Ethnohistory (1 April 2002) 49 (2): 373–403.
Published: 01 April 2002
... economic domain, this work builds on the efforts of Caribbean scholars who have clarified the influence of creole adaptations in other areas, such as language, performance aesthetics, and belief systems. American Society for Ethnohistory 2002 Abrahams, Roger 1983 African Folktales . New York...