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Nacion Genizara : Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico, Hardback Book

Nacion Genizara : Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico Hardback

Edited by Moises Gonzales, Enrique R. Lamadrid

Part of the Querencias Series series


Nacion Genizara examines the history, cultural evolution, and survival of the Genizaro people.

The Contributors to this volume cover topics including ethnogenesis, slavery, Settlements, poetics, religion, gender, family history, and mestizo genetics.

Fray Angelico Chavez defined Genizaro as the ethnic term given to indigenous people of mixed tribal origins living among the Hispano population in Spanish fashion.

They entered colonial society as captives taken during wars with Utes, Apaches, Comanches, Kiowas, Navajos, and Pawnees.

Genizaros comprised a third of the population by 1800.

Many assimilated into Hispano and Pueblo society, but others in the land-grant communities maintained their identity through ritual, self-government, and kinship. Today the persistence of Genizaro identity blurs the lines of distinction between Native and Hispanic frameworks of race and cultural affiliation.

This is the first study to focus exclusively on the detribalized Native experience of the Genizaro in New Mexico.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 376 pages, 8 drawings, 31 halftones, 6 maps, 3 charts, 7 tables
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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  • Category: Regional & national history
  • ISBN: 9780826361073

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