UNEXPECTED EFFECTS OF CALCHAQUI VALLEY DENATURALIZATIONS (ARGENTINIAN NORTHWEST). THE “DOUBLE SETTLEMENT” AS A RESISTANCE STRATEGY
EFECTOS IMPREVISTOS DE LAS DESNATURALIZACIONES DEL VALLE CALCHAQUÍ (NOROESTE ARGENTINO). EL “DOBLE ASENTAMIENTO” COMO ESTRATEGIA DE RESISTENCIA
Lorena B. Rodríguez
The goal of this paper is to review the denaturalization process suffered by local indigenous peoples after the end of the Calchaquíes Wars (1665), focusing primarily on one of their resistance strategies: maintaining ties with the place of origin and establishing, in some cases, a “double settlement”. Within a long-term framework and through a global perspective as well as by the monitoring of two specific cases we aim to look deeply into this return strategy to the Calchaquí space. We understand that this practice became a real field of power dispute between colonial agents and indigenous peoples, and an instance of socioethnic reproduction.