Colonial Latin American Review
Investigates a Tule Indian uprising that took place in eastern Panama in 1727. The Indians' motivations for this uprising were varied and complicated and not simply the result of the instigations of mestizo pirate Luis García (as was alleged by the governor of Darién and historians, who have read his account of the events). The violence that spread across the isthmus was caused by the instability inherent in the Spanish colonial policy of tribalization. This policy relied on the Spanish authorities' co-opting men who claimed to be tribal leaders. These leaders, however, were unable to contain the Indians once they believed that the mestizo colonial officials in whom they placed their trust had ceased to understand, care about, or address their needs to higher authorities. Based on documents in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, and the Archivo Histórico Nacional de España, Madrid; 30 notes, biblio.
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published as Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, "'Haven't We Come to Kill the Spaniards?' The Tule Upheaval in Eastern Panama, 1727-1728," Colonial Latin American Review 10, no. 2 (2001), 251-271, © 2001 Taylor and Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10609160120093804.
Gallup-Diaz, Ignacio. "'Haven't We Come to Kill the Spaniards?' The Tule Upheaval in Eastern Panama, 1727-1728." Colonial Latin American Review 10, no. 2 (2001): 251-271.