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Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands

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Publisher Comments:

"An important analysis of Spanish-Indian relations in a borderlands region where Indian power stayed remarkably strong. Through her recovery of the stories of women, Barr shows that, at least until the nineteenth century, gender remained a stronger influence than race on those always volatile relationships."

--Church History "A field-changing work. . . . The first to show how really essential gender is to contact studies."

William and Mary Quarterly "Rich, complex, and detailed. . . . A well-crafted and thoughtful work that does much to alter the landscape of American history."

Signs "Contributes to a fundamental debate in North American history. . . . Well-written and insightful interpretation."

Arkansas Historical Review "Juliana Barr . . . brings us a brilliant re-analysis of the interactions of the Native Americans and Spaniards across the frontier . . . . With remarkable insight and cultural perspicuity, Barr filters the early Texas history story through a new historical lens. . . . From the book's opening Introduction, the reader is stunned with the inversion of historical understanding."

East Texas Historical Journal "A fine book in every respect, clearly written, persuasive, solidly documented, and useful for both student and scholar alike. . . . Encourages scholars to look anew at areas where Indians met Europeans."

Hispanic American Historical Review "Deserves to be reckoned with by future scholarship on colonial Texas. . . . fundamental contributions to the historiography on colonial Texas."

Catholic Southwest "A superbly crafted contribution to the growing literature that places Native Americans at the center of the struggle for control of eighteenth-century North America. . . . This finely conceptualized and beautifully executed book easily ranks on the short list of essential reading for scholars of Native American history."

Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Transforming enemies into allies took decades, and Barr offers a way to begin revising and rethinking the literature on these . . . encounters."

The Journal of American History "Barr skillfully blends anthropology and Spanish sources to present a complicated picture that revises the standard narrative of Spanish colonial Texas. . . . A nuanced picture of the shifting ground upon which Spanish-Indian relations were built, and the importance of tapping into indigenous understandings of diplomacy in order to more completely comprehend these cultural encounters."

New Mexico Historical Review "Historiographically significant and beautifully written,Peace Came in the Form of a Woman will enjoy a wide readership among those interested in early American, Native American, and Borderlands history."

Journal of American Ethnic History "[Barr's] conclusions are compelling . . . . Everyone who studies the Spanish borderlands, Native Americans, or women needs to read this book."

CHOICE Peace Came in the Form of a Woman vastly deepens our knowledge of the colonial Texas borderlands and thus our understanding of early North American history.

--James F. Brooks, author of Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship and Community in the Southwest Borderlands With a richly crafted narrative and lively prose, it is an amazing achievement.

--Kathleen M. Brown, University of Pennsylvania

Synopsis:

Revising the standard narrative of European-Indian relations in America, Juliana Barr reconstructs a world in which Indians were the dominant power and Europeans were the ones forced to accommodate, resist, and persevere.

About the Author

Juliana Barr is assistant professor of history at the University of Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807857908
Author:
Barr, Juliana
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Texas History To 1846.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Texas -- History.
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos; Apaches; Payayas; Karankawas; Wichitas; Comanches; Indian-European relations; Indian-European contact; Indian power; Native Americans; Indians; Texas; colonial Texas; Spanish Texas; Spanish Borderlands; Spanish Southwest; gender relations; San Ant
Subject:
Caddos
Subject:
Apaches.
Subject:
Payayas
Subject:
Karankawas
Subject:
Wichitas
Subject:
Comanches
Subject:
Indian-European relations
Subject:
Indian-European contact
Subject:
Indian power
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
colonial Texas
Subject:
Spanish Texas
Subject:
Spanish Borderlands
Subject:
Spanish Southwest
Subject:
gender relations
Subject:
San Antonio
Subject:
Los Adaes
Subject:
Indian-European diplomacy
Subject:
Intermarriage
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Spanish Borderla
Subject:
NDS
Subject:
CADD
Subject:
Os
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 24 illus., 4 maps
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

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