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Kachina and the Cross

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In The Kachina and the Cross, Carroll Riley weaves elements of archaeology, anthropology, and history to tell a dramatic story of conflict between the Pueblo Indians and Franciscan missionaries in the seventeenth-century Spanish colony of New Mexico.

Until now, histories of the early Southwest have tended to concentrate on the Spanish presence, with little mention of Indian
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 17th 2003 by University of Utah Press (first published 1999)
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Christine Kendrick
I enjoyed the chapters on missionization, Franciscan Christianity, and the complicated amalgamation of Puebloan religion and Christianity that was the result.

Liked learning about Bernardo Lopez de Mendizabal. His story would make for good historical fiction, for that matter, so would the pueblo revolt.

More of a historical narrative than an archaeological account--I would have appreciated some tables and a timeline; it was difficult to keep up with the progressing years as the author went back a
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Aztláni western research. I've got to read more Carroll L. Riley.
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