The Collapse of the Mission and the Rebirth of the Yaqui Towns, 1744–1810
This chapter focuses on the collapse of the Spanish empire's Yaqui mission and the rebirth of the Yaqui mission towns in Mexico during the period 1744–1810. After the insurrection of 1740 and the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767, the Yaquis progressively appropriated the levers of power in the eight Yaqui towns. They worked extensively in the mines and enterprises of north Mexico and forged deep ties with the empire's civil government. This chapter examines how the Yaquis were able to integrate themselves deeply into the global structures of empire while negotiating for greater political autonomy and pursuing a creative program of cultural bricolage.
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