Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-229) and index.
1. Demographic Chaos: Spanish Invasion and Andean Migration -- 2. Fleeing Toward the Enemy: Seventeenth-Century Migration Patterns -- 3. Colonial State Formation and the Politics of Andean Demography -- 4. Migration and the Reproduction of the Cacicazgo -- 5. Decline of the Cacicazgo and the Reconstitution of Andean Society.
In recent years, the project of ethnohistorical research has been to confer history on historically neglected peoples; in the Americas, much of this effort has focused on uncovering the processes through which native Americans have survived as distinct non-Western cultures.