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