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SICA, Gabriela. Transformations and forms of legitimacy within colonial caciques authority: Province of Jujuy, 17th century. Mem. am. [online]. 2009, n.17-1, pp. 33-59. ISSN 1851-3751.
This paper attempts to analyze some changes within the ethnic leaders' authority in the jurisdiction of San Salvador de Jujuy city ( Gobernación del Tucumán ) during the seventeenth century. Some of these changes were influenced by the granting of encomiendas and the creation of Indians towns and new institutions such as Indian cabildos. These circumstances limited the power of ancient authorities, however during the seventeenth century new offices, such as the cacique de Gobernador, and new forms of legitimacy emerged in order to counterbalance the above-mentioned changes.
Palabras llave : Caciques; Authority; Forms of legitimacy.