THE CONQUERED CONQUEROR. AWÁS, CUAYQUER, AND SINDAGUAS IN THE COLOMBIAN PACIFIC COAST, FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH CENTURIES

THE CONQUERED CONQUEROR. AWÁS, CUAYQUER, AND SINDAGUAS IN THE COLOMBIAN PACIFIC COAST, FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH CENTURIES

EL CONQUISTADOR CONQUISTADO. AWÁS, CUAYQUER Y SINDAGUAS EN EL PACÍFICO COLOMBIANO, SIGLOS XVI–XVIII

  • Marta Herrera
  • Universidad de los Andes
  • Available Worldwide
  • Spanish
  • Printed
    • 978-9587-741-86-5
  • Yes
    • Adriana Delgado
    • ab.delgado@uniandes.edu.co
    • +57 (1) 3394949,, Ext. 3741

The Conquered Conqueror examines the history of the Awá-Cuayquer and the Sindagua people of the Pacific Coast in Nariño, South West Colombia, during the colonial period. It focuses on the territory occupied by these communities, their relationships, and their alliances and conflicts with other groups. The research presented in the book reexamines the traditional reading of warlike confrontations between native groups, analyzing their articulation with culture and illustrating the cultural exchange that took place in the course of the warlike activities. The Conquered Conqueror invites the reader to reconsider preconceived ideas on the cultural and physical annihilation of defeated groups.

Special Mention at the Premio Nacional de Historia del Ministerio de Cultura y del Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, 2013
Special Mention at the Alejandro Ángel Escobar Award for Social Sciences, 2015