Talk:Chichimeca War

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No doubt I will be criticized for relying so heavily on a single source (Powell) for this article, but he is the only important source in English I have found for the Chichimeca war. And, although I'm not at expert on Mexican scholarship, Powell also seems to be a major source for Mexican scholars. If somebody can suggest another good source -- in English or Spanish -- I would be glad to take a look at it. Smallchief 14:20, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Any of a number of publications by Alberto Carrillo Cázares would be one suggestion, particularly El debate sobre la guerra chichimeca, 1531-1585, 2 vols, [2000], which I think is a well-regarded contemporary work by one with a long specialty in the area. And kudos for the work on the expansion, nicely done!--cjllw ʘ TALK 00:49, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm aware of Carrillo's book and it can be previewed on Google. But it doesnt seem to be available in US libraries or for easy purchase, so I didn't use it. Hopefully, more attention paid on Wikipedia to Mexican wars such as the Chichimeca (classic guerilla wars worthy of study by military historians) will result in more material becoming accessible in the U.S. Smallchief 12:46, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
And by the way, looking at your talk page, I enjoyed reading your discussion of the credibility of Gavin Menzies book, 1421. Smallchief 12:46, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Wandering Bands or Nation?[edit]

Chichimeca nations resented the intrusions by the Spanish ... and allies on their ancestral lands


Chichimecas were nomadic and semi-nomadic people

Having their sinicuichi and eating it too.

Is new world history a snapshot in time during a halt to a migration? This sheds a different light on which lands belong to whom. Thanks for the insight. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:51, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

No, it is not a contradiction to be nomadic and have ancestral lands. User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 16:05, 9 February 2014 (UTC)