Guaraní Kinship and the Encomienda Community in Colonial Paraguay, Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries

  title={Guaran{\'i} Kinship and the Encomienda Community in Colonial Paraguay, Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries},
  author={S. Austin},
  journal={Colonial Latin American Review},
  pages={545 - 571}
  • S. Austin
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Colonial Latin American Review
In April 1577, a company of Spanish soldier-settlers, led by Captain Ruy Díaz de Melgarejo (lieutenant governor of Paraguay), was on its way to Villa Rica del Espíritu Santo, a brand new city in Guayrá, an eastern territory of colonial Paraguay bordering Brazil. Spaniards had only recently begun colonizing Guayrá in the 1570s and Jesuit missionaries would not begin organizing missions there for another thirty years. The company had recently engaged a group of ‘rebellious’ Guaraní and were… Expand
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