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The Indian background of colonial Yucatan

Author: Ralph L Roys
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1943.
Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington publication, 548.
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Roys, Ralph Loveland, 1879-1965.
Indian background of colonial Yucatan.
Washington, 1943
(OCoLC)657168984
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph L Roys
OCLC Number: 26104478
Description: vii, 244 pages : plates, maps (2 folded) ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. What the Spaniards found in Mexico --
1. The country --
2. First impressions --
3. Towns and buildings --
4. Physical appearance and costume --
5. Manners and customs --
6. Social organization and land tenure --
7. Agriculture and food --
8. Industry and commerce --
9. Political institutions --
10. Warfare --
11. Religion --
12. Science and learning --
13. Neighbors of the Yucatecan Maya --
Tabasco --
Zoque, Chol, and others --
Hibueras-Honduras --
14. Bibliographical sketch --
II. The cacique system in Yucatan --
15. Preservation of Indian nobility --
16. The cacique system --
17. Functions and powers of the cacique --
18. Compensation of caciques --
19. Privileges of caciques --
Exemptions from paying tribute --
Exemption from personal services --
Preferment for honorable employments --
Permissions to ride a horse, wear Spanish dress, and bear arms --
Special status in the courts --
Coats of arms --
The title of don --
20. Succession of caciques --
21. Women caciques --
22. Indian nobles and the native militia of Yucatan --
23. The governor compared with the pre-Spanish batab --
24. Conclusions --
Appendix: The Land Treaty of Mani.
Series Title: Carnegie Institution of Washington publication, 548.
Responsibility: Ralph L. Roys.

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