SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.21 issue48El agua y su legislación. Acuerdos y conflictos en los Valles Centrales de Oaxaca (México), en la transición del siglo XIX al siglo XX author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Mundo agrario

On-line version ISSN 1515-5994


PEDROTTA, Victoria  and  LANTERI, Sol. ¿Indios amigos o pobladores criollos? Las solicitudes de tierras de los Maicá en Buenos Aires a principios de 1860s. Mundo agrar. [online]. 2020, vol.21, n.48, pp.149-149. ISSN 1515-5994.

We examine individual land requests by ethnic chief Juan Maicá, his son Mariano Maicá and the “lenguaraz” (translator) Antonio Medina in 1861, in the midst of the liberal revision after the Rosas government towards the end of the confrontation between the State of Buenos Aires and the Confederation until 1862. We support the importance of considering jointly the relationship among arms, lands and politics in the frontier, especially in this military and institutional conjuncture. As we will try to demonstrate contrasting complementary published and unpublished sources, the case we originally analize allow us to point out the indigenous agency and the ethnic leaders´ actions in relation to the State under building and the Creole society, the knowledge and use of the normative frameworks to their advantage and the intermediary role of Sargent Juan Cornell. Moreover, we consider some similarities with indigenous´ land requests in other parts of the Buenos Aires frontier.

Keywords : Buenos Aires southern frontier; Decade of 1852-1862; “Friendly indians”; Land requests; Armed service and politics.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )