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Spanish Bourbons and Wild Indians

By David J. Weber

Spanish Bourbons and Wild Indians
Paperback, 72 pages $19.95
Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9781932792027
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All History

These lectures chronicle the Spanish Empire's policies toward the Indians of the Americas in the late eighteenth century. Since Indians independently controlled most of the area that Spain claimed to own, the Spaniards began to make significant political accommodations with some of these "savages" or "wild Indians," whom they could neither defeat nor convert. Weber demonstrates that Spain's ideal mission changed between the Habsburg and Bourbon eras and, more importantly, local circumstances and local people, including Indians, determined how a mission would measure up to the Crown's objectives.


Lecture 1--Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment

Lecture 2--How Did Spaniards Convert Indians?

About the Author

Previous Charles Edmondson Historical Lecturers

David J. Weber (Ph.D. University of New Mexico) is the Robert and Nancy Dedman Chair in History and directs the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. Weber is author or editor of over sixty scholarly articles and twenty-one books, including What Caused the Pueblo Revolt of 1680? (1999) and On the Edge of Empire: The Taos Hacienda of Los Martínez (1996).

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 72 pages
 9in x 6in

 Baylor University Press

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