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Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes$
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Gabriel Prieto and Daniel H. Sandweiss

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066141

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066141.001.0001

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Fish[i]stories

Fish[i]stories

Seafolk of the Northern Peruvian Coast

Chapter:
(p.397) 15 Fish[i]stories
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Maritime Communities of the Ancient Andes
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Susan Elizabeth Ramírez

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066141.003.0015

Chapter 15 discusses the Early Colonial Period, 16th-century documentary record of fisherfolk of the Peruvian North Coast. These documents “identify semi-autonomous lineages of specialized fishing groups with their own language”. Although these groups were interspersed with other lineages, the records show not only the fishing people but even the marine species that they targeted. The chapter includes a section on the complicated history of leadership of the fishing lineage from Malabrigo, and in particular the story of a leader who rebelled against the local chief lord and against the Spaniards. This account highlights the quasi-independence of fishing groups.

Keywords:   Early Colonial Period, Peruvian North Coast, Malabrigo

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