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Indigenous Borderlands of the Americas

 

Indigenous Borderlands of the Americas

An International Symposium sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Southwest

Texas State University | San Marcos, Texas | April 6-7, 2018

Organized by Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, Jones Professor of Southwestern Studies
Email: jr59@txstate.edu

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Presentation descriptions can be found by clicking the links below.


Program

All symposium presentations will take place at Lampasas 501. Please, note that the Friday presentations will be in English, and the Saturday presentations will be in Spanish.

April 6

9:00 | Coffee Welcome

9:15 | Introductions

9:30 | Geoffrey Wallace | McGill University | Beeswax Extraction in the Borderland Forests of Colonial Yucatán

10:15 | Shawn M. Austin | University of Arkansas | “Indios Fronterizos” and the Spanish-Guaraní Militias in Seventeenth-Century Paraguay

11:00 | Coffee Break

11:15 | Jesse Zarley | Macalester College | “Huinca coyang:” Rethinking Mapuche-Spanish Parlamentos in Late Bourbon Chile

12:00 | Paul Conrad | UTA | The Specter of Apache Runaways and the Afro-Indigenous Borderlands of Colonial Cuba

12:45 | Lunch Break

14:15 | Gary Van Valen | University of West Georgia | Indigenous People and the New Mexican Land Rush of 1815-25

15:00 | Erick Langer | Georgetown University | Do Frontier Indians Have Land Rights? The Case of “Tierras Baldías” and Indigenous Integration in the Bolivian Lowlands, in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

15:45 | Coffee Break

16:00 | Cynthia Radding | University of North Carolina | Reading Cultural Landscapes through Interdisciplinary Perspectives


April 7

9:00 | Coffee Welcome

9:15 | Introductions

9:30 | Chantal Cramaussel | El Colegio de Michoacán | ¿Cómo y por qué denominar a indios fuera del control colonial? El ejemplo del Bolsón de Mapimí.

10:15 | Carlos Valdés | Universidad de Coahuila | Fronteras y demarcaciones impuestas por los españoles a los nómadas de la Nueva Extremadura de Coahuila: provincias, villas, misiones y pueblos de indios.

11:00 | Coffee Break

11:15  | Dr. Gerardo Lara Cisneros | Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | Los hombres-dios de Sierra Gorda. Frontera y religiosidad nativa en Nueva España, siglo XVIII

12:00 | Carlos D. Paz | FCH-UNCPBA | El Chaco y sus fronteras inconclusas. ¿Inconstancia salvaje o pactismo hispano fuera de control?

12:45 | Closing Remarks