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Caravaneros y trashumantes en los Andes meridionales: Población y familia indígena en la Puna de Jujuy, 1770-1870

by Raquel Gil Montero

During the late 18th century and most of the 19th, the majority of conquered indigenous people of present-day Argentina lived in the Puna de Jujuy. They were the principal economic resource of colonial Tucumán, since mining had not yielded the riches dreamed of by the first Spanish colonizers. During the last quarter of the 19th century, however, these people almost entirely disappeared, leaving only a few "savage Indians" spread widely through Chaco and Patagonia. Raquel Gil's demographic history shows how the indigenous population of northern Argentina was impoverished and marginalized and dramatically reduced from the important social and economic roles they had played before. Argentina is compared to other Andean countries with respect to the changes brought about by independence in the relationship between indigenous peoples and the state. In Spanish.

Published by Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (Lima), 2004. 320 pp. ISBN: 9972-51-104-9.

$25.00 (shipping included). Order code IE007.