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“Indigenous Forms of Resistance and Revolt in Colonial Mexico” Online Class
September 14, 2022 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, there will be an “Indigenous Forms of Resistance and Revolt in Colonial Mexico” one-session online adult education class with ethnohistorian Michael M. Brescia, PhD, sponsored by Old Pueblo Archaeology Center. This online class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time, same as Pacific Daylight Time), with a requested donation of $35 ($28 for members of Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum).
This two-hour minicourse taught by Arizona State Museum historian Dr. Michael Brescia provides a sweeping conceptual framework for understanding Indigenous resistance under Spanish colonialism. Invoking an all-powerful deity to effect radical changes in the social and political order has deep roots in the Indigenous experience under Spanish rule. Efforts to restore or revitalize cultural identity and promote economic security cut across Mexico’s geography and reveal the extent to which religious understandings of material well-being intersected and conflicted with established political power, economic systems, and accepted social norms. Arizona State Museum historian Michael Brescia identifies case studies from Mexico’s colonial period (1521-1810) to illustrate how Indigenous communities filtered their lived experiences through a religious and material framework in an effort to make sense of the challenges and burdens of Spanish colonialism, and how some of them revolted against colonial rule.
Donations are due 10 days after reservation request or by 5 p.m. Wednesday September 7, whichever is earlier. To register or for more information contact Old Pueblo at 520-798-1201 or email@example.com.
Caption: “The Pueblo Rebellion of 1680,” Federal Arts Project mural completed in 1936 by artist Loren Mozley in Albuquerque NM Federal Building and US Courthouse (Photo courtesy of The Living New Deal, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley)