Indian conquistadors : indigenous allies in the conquest of Mesoamerica

  • Norman : University of Oklahoma Press ©2007
Physical description
xiv, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • 9780806138541
  • 0806138548
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-346).
  • Introduction : the genre of conquest studies / Susan Schroeder -- Mesoamerican conquistadors in the sixteenth century / Michel R. Oudijk and Matthew Restall -- The conquest in images : stories of Tlaxcalteca and Quauhquecholteca conquistadors / Florine G.L. Asselbergs -- Whose conquest? : Nahua, Zapoteca, and Mixteca allies in the conquest of Central America / Laura E. Matthew -- Concubines and wives : reinterpreting native-Spanish intimate unions in sixteenth-century Guatemala / Robinson A. Herrera -- Conquest, coercion, and collaboration : Indian allies and the campaigns in Nueva Galicia / Ida Altman -- Forgotten allies : the origins and roles of native Mesoamerican auxiliaries and indios conquistadores in the Conquest of Yucatan, 1526-1550 / John F. Chuchiak IV -- The indios conquistadores of Oaxaca's Sierra Norte : from Indian conquerors to local Indians / Yanna Yannakakis -- Nahua Christian warriors in the Mapa de Cuauhtlantzinco, Cholula Parish / Stephanie Wood -- "By the force of their lives and the spilling of blood" : flechero service and political leverage on a Nueva Galicia frontier / Bret Blosser -- Conclusion / Laura E. Matthew and Michel R. Oudijk.
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  • The conquest of the New World would hardly have been possible if the invading Spaniards had not allied themselves with the indigenous population. This book takes into account the role of native peoples as active agents in the Conquest through a review of new sources and more careful analysis of known but under-studied materials that demonstrate the overwhelming importance of native allies in both conquest and colonial control.