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MORRONE, Ariel J.. NOT ALL CACIQUES WERE MALLKU.: TRUNCATED POLITICAL MEDIATION IN PACAJES AND OMASUYOS CORREGIMIENTOS (AUDIENCIA DE CHARCAS, 1570-1630). Diálogo Andino [online]. 2016, n.50, pp.207-217. ISSN 0719-2681. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0719-26812016000200015.
The systematization of colonial dominion in Perú during the rule of viceroy don Francisco de Toledo (1569-1581) enabled new political mediating instances for Southandean caciques principales y gobernadores (local chiefs), who became valid interlocutors for the articulation of an indirect rule over ethnic groups. Settled "between two legitimaices", some leaders holdstrategicpositions within local political network, participating in the diversified mercantile economy, appealing at colonial justice in defense of their charges, rights and lands, and even accumulating personal wealth. However, it was not the case for many other caciques with less "managing potential" of ethnic economics, who saw their influences and action scopes diminished. In this paper we focus on those minorized leadership figures, who did not fit into the historiographical pattern of "successful cacique", and to rescue them from "documental oblivion". We understand that Pacajes and Omasuyos corregimientos (rural colonial administrative jurisdiction), dependent of La Paz city (present Bolivia), constitute optimal scenes for political reconfiguration processes, since their caciques showed wide variability of trajectories, which in this paper we recover from a comparative perspective.
Palabras clave : Cacique; legitimacy; Charcas; ethnic leadership; colonial dominion.