Between Resistance and Adaptation: Indigenous Peoples and the Colonisation of the Chocó, 1510-1753

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Liverpool University Press, 2004 - History - 254 pages
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Between Resistance and Adaptationexplores the Spanish colonization of the Chocoacute;, a lowland region of present-day Colombia that was crucial to Spanish interests in Latin America because of its large gold deposits. Controlling the gold required the Spanish to subdue the native population of the Chocoacute;; the author considers the strategies used by the colonizers, as well as the subtle, pragmatic responses of indigenous peoples. This book will interest anyone studying the colonial history of Latin America and the struggle of indigenous peoples against colonial powers.
 

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Contents

Discovery Exploration and First Experiments in Colonisation
10
The Adelantado Juan Velez de Guevara and the Colonisation
43
New Experiments in Colonisation 16661673
72
The Franciscans in the Choco
94
Protest and Rebellion 16801684
127
Government and Society on the Frontier
152
The Peoples
192
Conclusion
220
The ChocoTowns and Mining Camps c 1753
227
Bibliography
233
Index
242
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Caroline A. Williams is a lecturer in Latin American history at the University of Bristol.

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