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The Conquest of the Desert and the Free Indigenous Communities of the Argentine Plains

Carlos Martínez Sarasola

in Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034874
eISBN:
9780813038438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034874.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Toward of the end of the nineteenth century, the Argentine state intensified a policy of military expansion that would ultimately destroy the autonomous socioeconomic systems of the indigenous ... More


The Pampas

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the Pampas of Argentina and Uruguay in the nineteenth century. Some scholars have demonstrated that the rural Pampas also had a substantial black population from colonial times ... More


The Roots of Evolutionary Thought in Argentina

in From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226596167
eISBN:
9780226596181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596181.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the origins of evolutionary thought in Argentina. It suggests that Georges Cuvier's work on the giant ground sloth Megatherium in 1789 helped put Pampas on the scientific map ... More


Putting Horse Nations in Context

Peter Mitchell

in Horse Nations: The Worldwide Impact of the Horse on Indigenous Societies Post-1492

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198703839
eISBN:
9780191916762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198703839.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Set against the millennia in which people have herded or hunted horses, the few centuries on which this book concentrates were short-lived. Only 350 years, or 14 human generations, passed between ... More


The Legacy of European Colonialism

Gregory Knapp

in The Physical Geography of South America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195313413
eISBN:
9780197562475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195313413.003.0026
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

South America was first “encountered” by Europeans during Columbus’ third voyage in 1498. This marked the end of the pre-Columbian period of the continent, and the beginning of the colonial period ... More


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