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Pueblo Revolt and the Mythology of Conquest An Indigenous Archaeology of Contact

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ISBN-10: 0520252055

ISBN-13: 9780520252059

Edition: 2010

Authors: M. V. Wilcox, Michael V. Wilcox

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In a groundbreaking book that challenges familiar narratives of discontinuity, disease-based demographic collapse, and acculturation, Michael V. Wilcox upends many deeply held assumptions about native peoples in North America. His provocative book poses the question, What if we attempted to explain their presence in contemporary society five hundred years after Columbus instead of their disappearance or marginalization? Wilcox looks in particular at the 1680 Pueblo Revolt in colonial New Mexico, the most successful indigenous rebellion in the Americas, as a case study for dismantling the mythology of the perpetually vanishing Indian. Bringing recent archaeological findings to bear on traditional historical accounts, Wilcox suggests that a more profitable direction for understanding the history of Native cultures should involve analyses of issues such as violence, slavery, and the creative responses they generated.
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Book details

List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Repatriating History: Indigenous Archaeology and the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
Cochiti, New Mexico
Reversing the Terminal Narrative: Understanding
the Persistence of Indigenous Traditions
From Colonial to Postcolonial to Indigenous Archaeology
Rethinking Acculturation and Demographic Collapse:
Puebloan Resistance and Rebellion in Context
Toward the Development of an Indigenous Archaeology
Nondestructive Methods and Historical Materials
Definition of Terminology
Area of Study
Organization of the Book
Creating the Invisible Indian
Making a Myth out of Colonial Violence: Invoking the Black Legend
Triumphalist Revisionism and the Birth of the Borderlands:
Bandelier, Lummis, and the Boltonian Tradition
Narrating Demographic Collapse: The Berkeley School and Disease as the Agent of Destruction
The New Archaeology and the End of Indian Histories
Acculturation and Culture Contact: Archaeologies of Ethnicity
Explaining the Persistence of Indian Cultures: Ethnicity Theory, Social Distance, and the Myth of Acculturation
Toward a Sociology of Culture: The Chicago School and the Rhodes Livingstone Institute
History, Culture, and Conflict: The RLI. and the Copper Belt Studies
Acculturation and Change: Cultural Units and the Problems of the Comparative Approach
Ethnic Groups and Boundaries
Diacritica: The Signals of Social Distance
Conflict Theories: The Source of Resistance and Change
Responses to Subordination: Assimilation and Conflict
The Mythologies of Conquest: Militarizing Jesus, Slavery, and Rebellion in the Spanish Borderlands
The Power of Naming: The Birth of the Spaniard and the Indian
Creating Indian and Spaniard as Social Categories
Militarizing Jesus
"Unjust, Scandalous, Irrational and Absurd": The Requerimiento, Silver, Slavery, and Rebellion on the Colonial Frontier
Abandonment as Social Strategy: Colonial Violence and the Pueblo Response
Language and Communication as Social Boundary
The Coronado Entrada: 1540-1542
The Chamuscado-Rodr�guez Entrada: 1581-1582
The Espejo Entrada: 1582-1583
Casta�o de Sosa-Morlete Entradas:1590-1591
Permanent Colonization: The Don Juan de O�ate Entrada of '1598
Colonial Period Conflicts: New Mexico 1610-1680
Missionary Efforts: Forcible Conversion and Native Resistance
Church and State Conflicts in the l600s
The Ethnogenesis of the Pan Indian Movement in New Mexico: Prerevolt Movements in the Seventeenth Century
Social Violence, Mobility, and Disease: A Colonial Mythology in Need of Critical Reanalysis
"Seek and You Shall Find": Mobility as Social Strategy: Documenting Evidence of Contact and Revolt Period Settlements
The Development of Pan-Puebloan Consciousness and the Revolt of 1680
Analysis and Implications: The Development and Demise of the Pan-Puebloan Movement
Environmental Setting: Drainage Systems and Geologic Formations
Faunal and Floral Resources
Archaeological Resources in the Upper Rio Grande: Mission Studies as a Proxy for Puebloan Communities
Archaeological Approaches to Precontact Settlement Shifts in the Pueblo Region
Early Archaeological Studies in the Jemez Mountains
Historic Period Ceramics: Chronological Frameworks of the Rio Grande Glazewares, Jemez, and Tewa Series
Historic Period Villages in the Jemez Region: Site Descriptions and Analysis
Jemez Region Historic Period Site Information
Conclusions
The Archaeological Correlates of Ethnogenesis: Community Building at Old Cochiti
Site Description
Cochiti Oral History: Migrations and Pueblo-Spanish Relations
Historical Background: Old Cochiti in the Colonial Spanish Documents
Previous Archaeological Research
Architectural Information and Analysis: LA 29s and LA 84
Reevaluating Community Definitions: LA 84 LA 295 Mapping Project
Discussion and Conclusions: Social Boundaries at the Site Level
Repatriating Old Cochiti
Implications Archaeological and Historical
Notes
References
Index