Mexico's Indigenous Communities: Their Lands and Histories, 1500-2010 by Ethelia Ruiz Medrano
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2010 University Press of Colorado hardcover book with dust jacket and 338 pages. This book is part of a series entitled Mesoamerican Worlds: From the Olmecs to the Danzantes. "A rich and detailed account of indigenous history in central and southern Mexico from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, Mexico's Indigenous Communities is an expansive work that destroys the notion that Indians were victims of forces beyond their control and today have little connection with their ancient past. Indian communities continue to remember and tell their own local histories, recovering and rewriting versions of their past in light of their lived present. . . Because of its sweeping scope, groundbreaking research, and the author's intimate knowledge of specific communities, Mexico's Indigenous Communities is a unique and exceptional contribution to Mexican history. It will appeal to students and specialists of history, indigenous studies, ethnohistory, and anthropology of Latin America and Mexico." Indians of Mexico: Land Tenure, Legal Status, History, Claims, Ethnic Identify, Laws and Legislation; History of Mexico; Ethnohistory of Mexico