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By Heather F. Roller

ISBN-10: 0804787085

ISBN-13: 9780804787086

This ebook reconstructs the area of eighteenth-century Amazonia to argue that indigenous mobility didn't undermine payment or group. In doing so, it revises longstanding perspectives of local Amazonians as perpetual wanderers, missing attachment to put and sure to escape on the slightest provocation. as an alternative, local Amazonians used conventional in addition to new, colonial kinds of spatial mobility to construct enduring groups less than the limitations of Portuguese colonialism. Canoeing and hiking in the course of the inside to assemble wooded area items or to touch self reliant local teams, Indians increased their social networks, stumbled on financial possibilities, and taken new humans and assets again to the colonial villages. once they weren't partaking in those state-sponsored expeditions, many Indians migrated among colonial settlements, trying to be included as effective individuals in their selected groups.

Drawing on mostly untapped village-level resources, the ebook indicates that cellular humans remained connected to their domestic groups and dedicated to the upkeep in their lands and resources. This argument nonetheless concerns this present day, and never simply to students, as rural groups within the Brazilian Amazon locate themselves threatened through strong outsiders who argue that their mobility invalidates their claims to territory.

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