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Borders within Borderlands: “Don” Pascual Encinas and the Seri

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

TFL

Andrae Marak, Governors State University
American Indian Studies Seminar Series

This essay explores “Don” Pascual Encinas’ 19th century attempts to use corporate patriarchy as a means of subordinating the Seri Indians in the absence of the Mexican state. Encinas, a hacendado of the Hermosillo coast in Sonora, deemed himself worthy of the Seri’s deference because his “ambition” led him to “valiantly” take “wild and virgin” lands (read: the Seri’s ancestral lands) and develop them.

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