The Indian background of colonial Yucatan / Ralph L. Roys.


Washington, D.C. : Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1943.

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Subjects Antiquities.
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State)
Indians of Mexico.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Yucatán (Péninsule)
Mayas.
Mexico -- Yucatán (State)
Yucatán (Mexico : State) -- Antiquities.
Yucatán (Péninsule) -- Antiquités.
Series Carnegie Institution of Washington publication ; 548.
Description vii, 244 pages : plates, maps (2 folded) ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date 1943.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index.
Contents I. What the Spaniards found in Mexico -- 1. The country -- 2. First impressions -- 3. Towns and buildings -- 4. Physical appearance and costume -- 5. Manners and customs -- 6. Social organization and land tenure -- 7. Agriculture and food -- 8. Industry and commerce -- 9. Political institutions -- 10. Warfare -- 11. Religion -- 12. Science and learning -- 13. Neighbors of the Yucatecan Maya -- Tabasco -- Zoque, Chol, and others -- Hibueras-Honduras -- 14. Bibliographical sketch -- II. The cacique system in Yucatan -- 15. Preservation of Indian nobility -- 16. The cacique system -- 17. Functions and powers of the cacique -- 18. Compensation of caciques -- 19. Privileges of caciques -- Exemptions from paying tribute -- Exemption from personal services -- Preferment for honorable employments -- Permissions to ride a horse, wear Spanish dress, and bear arms -- Special status in the courts -- Coats of arms -- The title of don -- 20. Succession of caciques -- 21. Women caciques -- 22. Indian nobles and the native militia of Yucatan -- 23. The governor compared with the pre-Spanish batab -- 24. Conclusions -- Appendix: The Land Treaty of Mani
Geographic Area Mexico
Network Numbers (OCoLC)26104478
(OCoLC)ocm26104478
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Roys, Ralph Loveland, 1879-1965,
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