By Raphael Brewster Folsom

This very important new e-book at the Yaqui humans of the north Mexican kingdom of Sonora examines the historical past of Yaqui-Spanish interactions from first touch in 1533 via Mexican independence in 1821. The Yaquis and the Empire is the 1st significant booklet to house the colonial heritage of the Yaqui humans in additional than thirty years and offers a finely wrought portrait of the colonial adventure of the indigenous peoples of Mexico's Yaqui River Valley. In analyzing local engagement with the forces of the Spanish empire, Raphael Brewster Folsom identifies 3 ironies that emerged from the dynamic and ambiguous courting of the Yaquis and their conquerors: the strategic use via the Yaquis of either resistance and collaboration; the intertwined roles of violence and negotiation within the colonial pact; and the astounding skill of the imperial energy to stay potent regardless of its basic weakness.
 
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