O'Neill, Henry E. -- Travel -- Mozambique -- Mueda District.
Makonde (African people) -- First contact with Europeans.
Mueda District (Mozambique) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Henry O'Neill's narrative of first encounter in 1882 with residents of the plateau south of the Rovuma (in Mozambique) constitutes the earliest contribution to the written record on the area. By his presence among and accounts of these people, O'Neill transformed regional villains into victims awaiting British stewardship. This article portrays those O'Neill met on the plateau as more complex historical subjects who brought to the encounter their own fears, aspirations, and strategic agendas. Whereas the writings of the Subaltern Studies Group provide the author with a useful point of departure, the article critiques Subaltern Studies' excessive focus on textual readings, turning instead to the accounts of contemporary descendants of history's silenced subjects to construct an alternative narrative.
Smallpox -- Southern States -- Prevention -- History -- 19th century.
Smallpox -- Religious aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Medicine -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Current scholarship on the impact of epidemics on
American Indians is inadequate to explain how Indians survived. Too often
Indians are given no credit for being able to combat emergent diseases,
and too often epidemics are depicted as completely undermining native
religious beliefs. This article, however, examines the response of
Southeastern Indians to disease and shows that Native Americans were
capable of successfully retarding mortality rates and curtailing
the spread of contagions. Through their innovative responses to
epidemiological crises, spiritual leaders reinforced tribal customs as
well as their leadership position.
Indians of North America -- Land tenure -- Maine -- History -- 17th century.
Indians of North America -- Maine -- Economic conditions -- 17th century.
Indians of North America -- Kinship -- Maine -- History -- 17th century.
A close reading of Native American land transactions
aids in the identification of the inhabitants of southern Maine in
the seventeenth century, a region that traditionally has been an
ethnohistorical no-man's-land. Organized at the village level, Native
peoples answered to no supreme sachem but had strong ties across the
area through alliance and intermarriage. The residents of coastal Maine
remained culturally and politically tied to their neighbors in southern
New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts throughout the seventeenth
century. Essentially, all of the people from the Androscoggin River in
Maine southward to the north shore of Massachusetts made up the group
Champlain called the "Almouchiquois."
Architecture and state -- Ecuador -- Saraguro -- History.
Inca architecture -- Ecuador -- Saraguro -- History.
Blocks (Building materials) -- Political aspects -- Ecuador -- Saraguro -- History.
This article analyzes the objectives and implications of
the long-distance transport of building blocks in the Inca Empire. Recent
research has demonstrated that the Incas transported building stones
from Cuzco, Peru, to Saraguro, Ecuador, much as described by the Spanish
chronicler Martín de Murúa. Additional passages from
sixteenth- and seventeenth-century chronicles suggest that the Incas
carried out a number of such projects to bring stones from Cuzco to
the northern part of the empire. These stones embodied the transfer of
sanctity and power from the imperial capital to the city of Tomebamba
in Ecuador, while their movement was a major public demonstration of
state control over labor.
Shuswap Indians -- Canada -- Politics and government.
Shuswap Indians -- Canada -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
The nature of indigenous band societies is examined
through an analysis of the historical dynamics of sociopolitical
organization among the Secwepemc of the northern Plateau. Secwepemc
history is characterized by recurrent tensions between the autonomy of
extended family groups and the solidarity of the band collective. Unlike
earlier static, and trait-based models of Plateau culture, this processual
and historically grounded model of sociopolitical organization can account
for cultural diversity among Plateau groups, can recognize patterned
processes of cultural continuity and change through history, and may
be applicable to other North American indigenous band societies. By
implication, viable and sustainable forms of Aboriginal self-government
in Canada must incorporate innovative structures allowing expression of
these enduring commitments to different levels of social belonging.
Arnold, Philip P., 1957- Eating landscape: Aztec and European occupation of Tlalocan.
Aztecs -- Rites and ceremonies.
Adventures in Photography: Expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and: Guide to the Mesoamerican Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (review) [Access article in HTML][Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
Pezzati, Alessandro. Adventures in photography: expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Danien, Elin C. Guide to the Mesoamerican Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology -- Photograph collections.
University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology -- Catalogs.
Burkhart, Louise M., 1958-
Women Who Live Evil Lives: Gender, Religion, and the Politics of Power in Colonial Guatemala, and: Transcending Conquest: Nahua Views of Spanish Colonial Mexico (review) [Access article in HTML][Access article in PDF] Subject Headings:
Few, Martha, 1964- Women who live evil lives: gender, religion, and the politics of power in colonial Guatemala.