Cuadernos de historia (Santiago)
versión On-line ISSN 0719-1243
LEON, Leonardo. CONFLICTS AND MUTINY IN THE 'PUEBLO DE INDIOS' OF POMAIRE (CENTRAL CHILE), 1790-1811. Cuadernos de Historia [online]. 2011, n.35, pp.93-134. ISSN 0719-1243. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-12432011000200004.
This article analyzes the violent events that took place at the 'pueblo de indios'ofPomaire in September, 1811, marking the end ofan era during which the Indians were criminalized, their lands'rights were questioned and internal strife erupted due to a legal suitfor the ascension to the office of cacique. It postulates that this sequence of conflicts was a localized expression of the major confrontation which, during that period, evolved between the Republican elite and some important sectors of the plebe, who denied their support to the Aristocratic Revolution. Methodologically, it combines the contributions made by Subaltern Studies, Social History, Microhistory and Etnohistory, in order to challenge the official narrative which has systematically ignored these events.
Palabras clave : Independence; Indians; conflicts; mutiny.