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Saints and Citizens

Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California

Lisbeth Haas

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Geschichte

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Saints and Citizens is a bold new excavation of the history of Indigenous people in California in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, showing how the missions became sites of their authority, memory, and identity. Shining a forensic eye on colonial encounters in Chumash, Luiseño, and Yokuts territories, Lisbeth Haas depicts how native painters incorporated their cultural iconography in mission painting and how leaders harnessed new knowledge for control in other ways. Through her portrayal of highly varied societies, she explores the politics of Indigenous citizenship in the independent Mexican nation through events such as the Chumash War of 1824, native emancipation after 1826, and the political pursuit of Indigenous rights and land through 1848.

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19th century, indigenous societies, mission painting, chumash, cultural iconography, 18th century, social history, mexico, chumash war, mexicans, indigenous authority, land rights, indigenous histories, mexican nation, american history, california, indigenous identities, historians, mexican history, 1848, 1824, indigenous memory, cultural history, colonialism, native emancipation, yokuts, indigenous rights, indigenous peoples, 1826, luiseno, colonial missions