Tracing the Jumano

Center for American Indian Studies Programs
American Indian Studies Seminar Series
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5:30 - 6:30 pm

B-91

Mariah de Fatima Wade, University of Texas at Austin

The Jumano have intrigued several generations of scholars because of their ubiquitous historical presence in New Mexico, Coahuila and Texas and their historical relationships with other Native American groups as well with the Spanish and the French. Despite persistent attention, we continue to know little about the identity of the Jumano as well as to the chronology and extent of their movements. Recent archival research traces the Jumano to the central and southern plains, extends their chronology to the 1780s, provides evidence for their trading activities and may reinforce some assumptions about their mutable identity.

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