The Lienzo de Guevea, an important Zapotec pictographic
document from 1540, contains historical information about the geographic
expanse and the lords of the indigenous community of Guevea. An extensive
investigation has clarified the complex relation between the different
copies or versions of this particular document. The iconographic analysis
of the pictorial scenes and the study of several documents related to
the lienzo (large cotton cloth) shed a new light on the form and
contents of Zapotec historiography, on the indigenous perception of the
local political structure, and particularly on the transformations caused
by the Spanish colonization.
Montagnards (Vietnamese people) -- Government relations -- History.
Minorities -- Vietnam, Northern -- History.
Vietnam, Northern -- Ethnic relations -- History.
This article provides an overview of the recent
interactions between the highlanders of northern Vietnam and the
successive powers that controlled the state between 1802 and 1975:
Imperial Vietnam until 1883, the French colonial state until 1954,
and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam after that date. Ignored for
a long time, courted during wartime, subject to strong acculturation
policy since the independence of the North, these highland societies
are facing a constant challenge to their cultural survival.
Armstrong, Douglas V.
Kelly, Kenneth Goodley, 1962-
Plantations -- Social aspects -- Jamaica -- Saint Ann's Bay -- History.
Africans -- Jamaica -- Saint Ann's Bay -- Social conditions.
Land settlement patterns -- Social aspects -- Jamaica -- Saint Ann's Bay -- History.
Archaeological and historical research at Seville
Plantation, Jamaica, are used to explain changes in settlement patterns
within the estate’s African Jamaican community between 1670
and the late nineteenth century. Sugar plantations, such as Seville,
are marked by well-defined spatial order based upon economic and power
relations that was imposed upon enslaved communities by planters and
managers. Archaeological evidence is used to explore how enslaved
Africans modified this imposed order and redefined boundaries in ways
that correspond with the development of a distinct African Jamaican
society. The rigidly defined linear housing arrangements initially
established by the planter, and their relations to the Great House,
sugar works, and fields, were reinterpreted by the enslaved residents
of the village to create a degree of autonomy and freedom from constant
surveillance that was at odds with the motives of the planter class. These
changes occurred within the spatial parameters established by the planter,
yet they reflect dynamic and creative social processes that resulted in
the emergence of an African Jamaican community.
Traditional ethnobiological knowledge
(TEK) in Amazonia can be elucidated by comparative study
within a language family. Some of this TEK has been more
resistant to change than certain elements from other cultural domains,
such as kinship and politics. Although much TEK has
been nevertheless eroded over time, the Tupí-Guaraní
language family shows evidence for retention of TEK
concerning not only many domesticated and semidomesticated plants
but also certain wild resources. In particular, that language family
has evidently retained complexes of traits that (1) associate
tortoises with the human female reproductive cycle; (2) associate
Pachycondyla commutata ants with menarche and female initiation
rites; and (3) prescribe the stings of Pseudomyrmex spp. ants
as therapy for fever and inflammatory conditions. Such knowledge, however
unequally shared in modern languages and cultures, appears to be very old.
Indian women -- Great Lakes Region -- Family relationships.
Catholic women -- Great Lakes Region -- Family relationships.
Fur trade -- Social aspects -- Great Lakes Region -- History.
This article focuses on four Native women who were
Christian converts and married French fur traders. As “cultural
mediators” and “negotiators of change” they mediated
the face-to-face exchange of goods for peltry in the western Great Lakes
through Catholic kin networks that paralleled and extended those of
indigenous society. Their reliance on kinship and Catholicism suggests
new ways to study women’s involvement in the trade and to reassess
how trade and religion affected Indian communities.
Beyond the Reservation: Indians, Settlers, and the Law in Washington Territory, 1853-1889, and: Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound (review) [Access article in HTML][Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
Asher, Brad, 1963- Beyond the reservation: Indians, settlers, and the law in Washington Territory, 1853-1889.
Harmon, Alexandra, 1945- Indians in the making: ethnic relations and Indian identities around Puget Sound.
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound -- History.