SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 número55Las salinas de Santa María y del Peñol Blanco en la segunda mitad del siglo XVI: Frontera, mano de obra y articulación territorial índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • No hay artículos similaresSimilares en SciELO



versión impresa ISSN 0188-2872


GUZMAN PEREZ, Moisés. Otomies and Mazahuas of Michoacan during the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: Traces of a history. Tzintzun [online]. 2012, n.55, pp.11-74. ISSN 0188-2872.

One of the gaps that exist in the historiography dealing with the history of the Indian people of Michoacan, is referred to the Otomi and Mazahua located on the eastern side of the state. In a way, the Tarascan or Purepecha strong presence that still exists in many parts of the state, and the enormous task of evangelization of Vasco de Quiroga in that vast diocese, determined researchers to address these issues instead of other ethnic minorities. Based on the Franciscan chronicles, and geographic relationships of the sixteenth century relied on unpublished documents from local and foreign files, as well as literatee on the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this article reconstructs the history of Eastern Otomi and Mazahua Michoacan before the Conquest and after. The study highlights the arrival of the two groups to the "Michoaque" territory in the midfifteenth century and the role both played during the military conquest undertaken by the Spanish in 1522. It also examines the influence exerted upon them the Franciscan evangelization, the different productive activities in which they were involved and the strategies that they used to maintain control of their territory and defend their identity.

Palabras llave : Otomi; Mazahua; Indians of Michoacan; conquest; evangelization.

        · resumen en Español | Francés     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons