Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in by Nancy E. van Deusen

By Nancy E. van Deusen

In the 16th century thousands of indios—indigenous peoples from the territories of the Spanish empire—were enslaved and relocated during the Iberian global. even supposing a variety of legislation and decrees outlawed indio enslavement, numerous loopholes allowed the perform to proceed. In Global Indios Nancy E. van Deusen files the multiple hundred court cases among 1530 and 1585 that indio slaves residing in Castile dropped at the Spanish courts to safe their freedom. simply because plaintiffs needed to turn out their indio-ness in a Spanish imperial context, those court cases display the problems of choosing who used to be an indio and who was once not—especially because it used to be an all-encompassing build connoting subservience and political personhood and now and then may possibly confer with humans from Mexico, Peru, or South or East Asia. Van Deusen demonstrates that the types of free and slave have been frequently now not simply outlined, and she or he forces a rethinking of the that means of indio in ways in which emphasize the necessity to situate colonial Spanish American indigenous topics in a world context.

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Although this book focuses on indios who lived in Castile, it is just as much about indigenous peoples in Latin America. The litigation suits show how the historical production of the reconstituted past of indio slaves collapsed time and space before, during, and after the suits occurred. Indios in Castile w ­ ere still deeply connected—­metaphorically, legally, and culturally—­to the plethora of ethnicities in Latin America. Although arguments ­were being made in a post-1542 legal context, and indios ­were reducing their pasts to a coherent narrative, it was nevertheless a knowable past that informed how the present (the litigation suit) would unfold.

In the dismantling of these fragile patriarchal ties we can begin to 30 — Introduction understand the circumstances that led indigenous slaves to formalize pent­up grievances against their masters. In chapter 3 I follow indios as they moved from the ­house­hold setting into the judicial chambers to petition for their freedom. I take the reader into the courtroom to detail the formation and implementation of a colonial bureaucracy and legal apparatus to deal with indigenous slavery in Castile. I explain the repercussions of two inspections that took place in Seville as the Crown sought to establish a legal apparatus for dismantling a well-­entrenched system of indigenous slavery.

Above all, these debates reveal the expanding indioscape of the sixteenth century and just how broad conceptualizations of the term indio had become. I have structured this volume according to both a chronological and thematic arc. Following chapter 1, the book’s overture, I trace the pathways of slaves, from the ocean crossing into Castilian ­house­holds and then into the locus of the Castilian courtroom. I consider slavery from their perspective, as much as is ever possible. In the judicial setting I analyze the logic and rationality of laws, the structure of lawsuits, and the weight given to documentation and terminology that influenced the making and unmaking of indio slaves.

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