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Frontiers of evangelization : Indians in the Sierra Gorda and Chiquitos missions /
Robert H. Jackson.
imprint
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
description
x, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
ISBN
0806157720, 9780806157726
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Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
isbn
0806157720
9780806157726
contents note
The geography of colonization and evangelization -- Creating utopia -- Birth, family formation, and death : indigenous demographic patterns -- Appendix A: Demographic indicators of the Jesuit missions of lowland South America -- Appendix B: Demographic indicators of the Sierra Gorda missions.
abstract
"Comparing the Franciscan missionary region of Sierra Gorda (Mexico) with the Jesuit missions of Chiquitos (Bolivia), Jackson argues that the two Catholic orders differed more in the organization of their missions and their role in the larger colonial system than in their methods of evangelization. The true point of difference between the two areas was whether or not their native groups were sedentary, as in the case of the GuaranĂ­ of Chiquitos, or non-sedentary, as were the Pames and Jonaces of the Sierra Gorda. Drawing upon his decades of archival research, Jackson concludes that non-sedentary populations were more prone to demographic collapse once they were brought into the mission system, whereas sedentary groups experienced more robust growth and were better able to weather mortality brought by disease or natural disaster"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
11321768
 
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