oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - A brief but critical presence: The archaeology of a Jesuit mission in the middle Orinoco (1730-47)
|Article Title||A brief but critical presence: The archaeology of a Jesuit mission in the middle Orinoco (1730-47)|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago|
|Publication Date||Nov 2004|
|Pages||419 - 444|
|Keyword(s)||""Martyrs of the faith"", Archaeology of colonialism, Cave paintings, Ethno-historians, Hierarchical structure, Indigenous churuatas, Local customs, Secret ritual practices and Traditional headmen|
In the eighteenth century, the Jesuits attempted to establish missions in the Middle Orinoco, following strategies that had proven successful in other regions. They were confronted, however, with a diverse Native population that continually thwarted the intentions of the colonial agents.
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