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Native Migrants, the Spanish Empire, and the Law

Andean Cosmopolitans



Native Migrants, the Spanish Empire, and the Law

Friday, May 4, 2018

12:30 - 2:30 pm

Brazos Hall

Jose Carlos de la Puenta

Since the mid-sixteenth century, native peoples have tried using imposed legal systems for justice and reward. Andean Cosmopolitans explores how some native migrants bent these laws, slowly reshaping the legal meanings of Inca, Indian peoples, royalty, and Spanish authority. Historian José Carlos de la Puente carefully traces shifts in relationships among these native subjects, Spanish courts, and indigenous communities across the Spanish empire.

Please join the Center for the Study of the Southwest and the Department of History in celebrating the end of the semester, the publication of Andean Cosmopolitans and Latin American Studies at Texas State