Mission Culture on the Upper Amazon: Native Tradition, Jesuit Enterprise & Secular Policy in Moxos, 1660-1880

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INDEX
Abaroma, Domingo (cacique of Exaltación), 168
Abortion, practice of, 81-82
Achichaco, 27
Acosta, José de (Jesuit intellectual), 115
Adobe, 61; bricks, 59, 60; production by Pueblos, 99
Agriculture, 16, 23, 46, 52, 57, 87, 98, 155, 156; commercial, 158, 173; drought, 12; export, 149; farmers, 23, 167; products, 158, technology, 179. See also Crops
Agronomy, 120
Alcaldes, 94
Alcohol, 60; cane, 169
Almonds, 158
Altamirano, Diego Francisco, 41-42, 86, 114, 175
Alvarez de Sotomayor, Antonio ( governor of Moxos), 131-32
Amat y Junient, Manuel de, 51, 53
Amazon, 10-11, 14, 31, 150, 154, 172;basin, 102; source for robber's raw material, 161; upper, 1. See also Amazon River
Amazon River, 11-12, 14, 48, 151, 161-62, 172
Amazonia, 6; scientific expedition to, 143
Amazonian: hardwoods, 95; rubber tree, 150, 160-62
Ambasi, Carlos, 145-46
Andes, 6, 11, 12, 15, 47, 128; as archeological sites, 24; cinchona grown in, 159; dedine of civilizations of, 24
Andión, Jerónimo de, 19, 25, 30, 33, 34, 35
Apere River, 15
Apolobamba missions, Franciscan, 41
Arama (Buare chief), 27, 86
Arawak speakers, 14-16, 17, 26, 30-31, 83, 90; language of, proposed as mission language, 42; mass baptism of, 37-38; villages of, 37; vocabulary of, 23. See also Baure Indians; Moxo Indians
Archers, 100; training of, 49
Architecture: church, 59-63, 159; mission, 6, 44, 55-56, 59-61, 65, 94-95, 175; of Moxo Indian villages, 26
Argentina, 47; cities of, 111
Arica, 54, 160
Armadillo, 13
Arredondo, Viceroy Nicolas de, 147
Arrows, 100, 117
Artifacts, 24; ceramic, 15
Asia, European colonization of, 176
Asunción, Spanish settlement of, 28
Audencia, judges of, 35
Audencia of Charcas, 47, 131
Audencia of Lima, 106
Augustinians, 33
Axes, 24, 101-2, 124; stone, 23
Axtell, James, 178
Aymará, Jesuits fluent in, 116
Aymerich y Villajuana, Antonio, 52-53, 100, 126-27, 134, 142, 146; death of, 132; inventories of, 135; visit to Santa Ana, 145
Baja California, 178
Ballivián, José ( president of Bolivia), 169; decree of, 152-53
Balsam, 59, 138; balsa tree, 12
Baptisms, 37, 80

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Mission Culture on the Upper Amazon: Native Tradition, Jesuit Enterprise & Secular Policy in Moxos, 1660-1880
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • I The Setting 11
  • II The Jesuit Century 33
  • III The Missions 55
  • IV Mission Indians: Gentiles and Neophytes 78
  • V The Missionaries: Fathers and Brothers 103
  • VI Mission Culture Under Spanish Rule 125
  • VII Moxos to Beni: the Dissolution of Mission Culture 149
  • CONCLUSIONS 174
  • APPENDIX: - Sources of Demographic Data on Moxos Settlements, 1683-1882 183
  • Notes 185
  • Bibliography 215
  • Index 227
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