Calidad, Genealogy, and Disputed Free-colored Tributary Status in New Spain

  title={Calidad, Genealogy, and Disputed Free-colored Tributary Status in New Spain},
  author={Norah Andrews},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={139 - 170}
In 1787, a group of Indians from the town of Almoloya, part of Apan in the Intendancy of Mexico, aired their grievances against several prominent local leaders. The petitioners claimed that their predominantly Indian community was plagued by a group of free-colored people who were masquerading as Indian nobles, or caciques, and enjoying privileges to which only those with noble lineage were entitled. One of these was exemption from the economically onerous and socially stigmatized royal tribute… 
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