In this study, the author explains how late eighteenthcentury Spanish administrators tried to fashion a more enlightened policy toward the people they called bárbaros, or 'savages'. Even Spain’s most powerful monarchs failed, however, to enforce a consistent, well-reasoned policy toward Indians. At one extreme, powerful independent Indians forced Spaniards to seek peace, acknowledge autonomous tribal governments, and recognize the existence of tribal lands, fulfilling the Crown’s oft-stated wish to use 'gentle' means in dealing with Indians.
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Subtítulo: SPANIARDS AND THEIR SAVAGES IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTE