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. The Primacy of Place: Ciudad Vieja as Indian Town & Colonial Altepetl

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Ciudad Vieja was the center of Indian conquistador settlement in Spanish Central America and the place where the Mexicanos' identity developed its distinct and complex expressions. This chapter ... More


. Creating Memories Militias, Cofradías, Cabildos, & Compadres

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter discusses the celebrations of conquest of Ciudad Vieja: the Paseo del Pendón Real (Procession of the Royal Banner) and the Fiesta del Volcán. It presents the earliest descriptions of ... More


. Particularly Ladinos Language, Ladinization, & Mexicano Identity

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.11
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The Mexicanos of Ciudad Vieja earned a reputation as indios ladinos who could speak Spanish and who generally aligned themselves with the Spanish world. This chapter discusses how Mexicanos later ... More


Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Laura E. Matthew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and what were the implications of their involvement in Spain's ... More


Conclusion

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.12
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This conclusion argues that the new Ciudad Vieja eventually lost its Mexicano identity and was rapidly absorbed into Guatemala City. Even though it stopped being a Mexicano town in the process, ... More


. Indian Conquistadors: Conquest & Settlement in Central America

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Drawing on Nahua and Oaxacan allies' earliest memories of conquest, this chapter discusses the invasion of Central America and the establishment of colonies in the conquered areas. Tens of thousands ... More


. Templates of Conquest Warfare & Alliance in the Shadow of Tenochtitlan

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter emphasizes that to understand the sixteenth-century Central American conquests, patterns of regional migrations, wars, and alliances should be taken into account. Focusing on those of ... More


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