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By Lolita Gutiérrez Brockington

Blacks, Indians, and Spaniards within the jap Andes examines the little identified province of Mizque and its colonial populations from 1550 to 1782. Mizque's sub-puna valleys, lowland plains, and tropical forests boasted a number of fascinating ecological zones. It was once inhabited via various Andean ethnic teams, a few with Amazonian ties and a few who have been competitive warriors. The Spanish conquest of the area, incomplete at top, reconfigured the land and exertions structures and created a hinterland-to-highland colonial marketplace procedure, fostering an financial increase in wine, sugar, coca, and cattle. African slaves introduced in to complement the speedily declining indigenous hard work strength additional contributed to demographic and fiscal swap past the keep an eye on of the Spanish imperial country.

Lolita Gutiérrez Brockington's paintings additionally analyzes how imperial regulate met with resistance and the way Africans, Indians, and Spaniards, and their descendants interacted with each other. Her learn uncovers an intersection and cross-fertilization of sociocultural measurements identifiable within the office, courts, church, and personal lives. Brockington innovatively makes use of Spanish colonial documentary assets, together with serial monetary bills of rich orphans, complaints, parish files, and census info of hacienda employees to explain race, ethnic, classification, and gender matters in the colonial fact of contradiction and ambiguity.

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He also amassed properties in the valley and subvalleys early on and established, as did his counterpart Fernando Cazorla, a system of haciendas, estancias, and chacaras in the jurisdiction of Mizque that would serve him well. His Mizque properties supplied all provisions required to sustain his troops and support his ongoing military activities (most of which took place in the Santa Cruz region), including cattle, horses, mares, cows, sheep, food rations, equipment, feed, and more. The crown rewarded his many successes with the ultimate rank and title of maese de campo general and with three more repartimientos, in Mizque, Aiquile, and Pocona.

Eastern Andes / Brockington The Landscape and Its People 33 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Pedro Fernández, elderly now but a warrior to the end, died in 1554 in the Battle of Pucura during the Francisco Hernández Girón rebellion. 45 He bequeathed his encomienda in Pojo to his oldest legitimate son, Gabriel Paniagua de Loaysa, then about eighteen years old and residing in Peru. His favorite son, Alonso, the hijo natural, stayed by his father and shared the exploits, escapades, and all the battles, including the one against Francisco Hernández Girón.

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