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The Resource Surviving Spanish conquest : Indian fight, flight, and cultural transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, Karen F. Anderson-Cordova, (electronic resource)

Surviving Spanish conquest : Indian fight, flight, and cultural transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, Karen F. Anderson-Cordova, (electronic resource)

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Surviving Spanish conquest : Indian fight, flight, and cultural transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico
Title
Surviving Spanish conquest
Title remainder
Indian fight, flight, and cultural transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico
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Karen F. Anderson-Cordova
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An ethnohistoric and archaeological study of the transformations that occurred in Indian communities during the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico from 1492 to 1550"--
  • "Surviving Spanish Conquest reveals the transformation that occurred in Indian communities during the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico from 1492 to 1550. In Surviving Spanish Conquest : Indian Fight, Flight, and Cultural Transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, Karen F. Anderson-Cordova draws on archaeological, historical, and ethnohistorical sources to elucidate the impacts of sixteenth-century Spanish conquest and colonization on indigenous peoples in the Greater Antilles. Moving beyond the conventional narratives of the quick demise of the native populations because of forced labor and the spread of Old World diseases, this book shows the complexity of the initial exchange between the Old and New Worlds and examines the myriad ways the indigenous peoples responded to Spanish colonization. Focusing on Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, the first Caribbean islands to be conquered and colonized by the Spanish, Anderson-Cordova explains Indian sociocultural transformation within the context of two specific processes, out-migration and in-migration, highlighting how population shifts contributed to the diversification of peoples. For example, as the growing presence of 'foreign' Indians from other areas of the Caribbean complicated the variety of responses by Indian groups, her investigation reveals that Indians who were subjected to slavery, or the 'encomienda system,' accommodated and absorbed many Spanish customs, yet resumed their own rituals when allowed to return to their villages. Other Indians fled in response to the arrival of the Spanish. The culmination of years of research, Surviving Spanish Conquest deftly incorporates archaeological investigations at contact sites copious use of archival materials, and anthropological assessments of the contact period in the Caribbean. Ultimately, understanding the processes of Indian-Spanish interaction in the Caribbean enhances comprehension of colonization in many other parts of the world. Anderson-Cordova concludes with a discussion regarding the resurgence of interest in the Taino people and their culture, especially of individuals who self-identify as Taino. This volume provides a wealth of insight to historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, and those interested in early cultures in contact"--
  • "An ethnohistoric and archaeological study of the transformations that occurred in Indian communities during the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico from 1492 to 1550"--
  • "Surviving Spanish Conquest reveals the transformation that occurred in Indian communities during the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico from 1492 to 1550. In Surviving Spanish Conquest : Indian Fight, Flight, and Cultural Transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, Karen F. Anderson-Cordova draws on archaeological, historical, and ethnohistorical sources to elucidate the impacts of sixteenth-century Spanish conquest and colonization on indigenous peoples in the Greater Antilles. Moving beyond the conventional narratives of the quick demise of the native populations because of forced labor and the spread of Old World diseases, this book shows the complexity of the initial exchange between the Old and New Worlds and examines the myriad ways the indigenous peoples responded to Spanish colonization. Focusing on Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, the first Caribbean islands to be conquered and colonized by the Spanish, Anderson-Cordova explains Indian sociocultural transformation within the context of two specific processes, out-migration and in-migration, highlighting how population shifts contributed to the diversification of peoples. For example, as the growing presence of 'foreign' Indians from other areas of the Caribbean complicated the variety of responses by Indian groups, her investigation reveals that Indians who were subjected to slavery, or the 'encomienda system,' accommodated and absorbed many Spanish customs, yet resumed their own rituals when allowed to return to their villages. Other Indians fled in response to the arrival of the Spanish. The culmination of years of research, Surviving Spanish Conquest deftly incorporates archaeological investigations at contact sites copious use of archival materials, and anthropological assessments of the contact period in the Caribbean. Ultimately, understanding the processes of Indian-Spanish interaction in the Caribbean enhances comprehension of colonization in many other parts of the world. Anderson-Cordova concludes with a discussion regarding the resurgence of interest in the Taino people and their culture, especially of individuals who self-identify as Taino. This volume provides a wealth of insight to historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, and those interested in early cultures in contact"--
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Anderson-Córdova, Karen Frances
Dewey number
972.93/004970729
LC call number
F1909
LC item number
.A53 2017
Series statement
Caribbean archaeology and ethnohistory
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  • Indians of the West Indies
  • Indians of the West Indies
  • Community life
  • Community life
  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Spaniards
  • Spaniards
  • Hispaniola
  • Puerto Rico
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
  • HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
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Surviving Spanish conquest : Indian fight, flight, and cultural transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, Karen F. Anderson-Cordova, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-251) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001787827
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unknown
Isbn
9780817319465
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016037104
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001787827
Label
Surviving Spanish conquest : Indian fight, flight, and cultural transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, Karen F. Anderson-Cordova, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-251) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001787827
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780817319465
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016037104
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001787827

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