Native wills from the colonial Americas : dead giveaways in a new world /
edited by Mark Christensen and Jonathan Truitt.
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2016]
xii, 276 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
1607814161, 9781607814160, 9781607814177
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Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2016]
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Introduction / Jonathan Truitt and Mark Christensen -- Part I. Women of native America -- Catalina de Agüero: a mediating life / Karen B. Graubart -- Born oceans apart: the joint testament of a Chino slave and his Mulata wife / Tatiana Seijas -- Revelations on Mexico Tenochtitlan: the 1648 testament of Nicolasa Juana / Jonathan Truitt -- Portrait of a Mixtec woman named 6-Crocodile / Kevin Terraciano -- Part II. Strategies of the elite -- Accessories to inheritance: Nahua pictorial documents and testaments in early colonial central Mexico / Richard Conway -- The spoils of the Pech conquistadors / Mark Christensen -- "One or two of my living words": seventeenth and eighteenth century K'iche' testaments from Guatemala / Owen H. Jones -- Part III. The individual and collective nature of death -- Knowledge production, identity formation, and mortuary ritual in colonial native New England: a view from native-language documents / Kathleen J. Bragdon -- The testament of Gerónimo Flores, 1660: a Nahuatl-language writing from a Mixe community in colonial Mexico / Lisa Sousa -- Disposing of the body and aiding the soul: death, dying, and testaments in colonial Huexotzinco / Erika R. Hosselkus -- "Networks of trust": debtors and creditors in the wills of Indian nobles and commoners in the Lima Valley, 1596-1607 / Paul J. Charney -- Afterword: the irreplaceable window: reflections on the study of indigenous wills / Susan Kellogg and Matthew Restall.
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