Introduction 1. The human landscape 2. The sons of Pariacaca 3. Tribes become peasants 4. The age of the conquerors 5. The colonial system 6. The shrinking web 7. The cutting edge 8. Belief and resistance 9. The challenge to colonialism Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
Karen Spalding is Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware.
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