Torture in Colonial Spain’s Northwestern Frontier: The Case of Joseph Romero “Canito,” 1686

  title={Torture in Colonial Spain’s Northwestern Frontier: The Case of Joseph Romero “Canito,” 1686},
  author={Anton Daughters},
  journal={Journal of the Southwest},
  pages={233 - 251}
In the final two decades of the seventeenth century, tensions ran unusually high between colonial officials in Spain’s North American frontier provinces and the indigenous subjects they oversaw. Pueblo Indians in New Mexico had violently dislodged colonists in Santa Fe in 1680, and rebellions appeared to be brewing to the south and west of New Mexico. It was in this climate of fear, anxiety, and suspicion that a thirty-year-old Pima leader known as Canito was arrested by Spanish officials in… Expand
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