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Lawsuit by Incan royals to maintain control of their traditional land near Colcabamba

 
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Publication
[Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], 1583

Description

Digital Facsimile

"A lawsuit initiated by a trio of Incan lords, two from the royal Yupanqui family: Juan Coniga Yupanqui, Miguel Atao Yupanqui, and Martín Quiga Ococço. They were suing the cabildo of Cuzco for uprooting the maize and other crops they were growing on land near Colcabamba (here spelled Qullqapampa). The great Inca chronicler Garcilaso de la Vega, who left Peru for Spain in 1561, is named on leaf 7 verso as one of the offending parties who had encroached on the land. Testimony dating back to 1561 is included; this partial scribal copy by Juan Gutiérrez de Molina was compiled in 1583. It offers interesting evidence of the Incan royal family's deft legal maneuvers to retain control of their traditional lands under Spanish rule."--Swann Auction Galleries datasheet.

Leaves numbered in upper right corner 2-17, no leaf numbered "1".

 

Language

Spanish
 

Subject

Cuzco (Peru). Cabildo -- Sources; Incas -- History; Indians of South America -- Peru -- Cuzco (Department) -- History; Land tenure -- Peru -- Cuzco (Department) -- History; Landowners -- Peru -- Cuzco (Department) -- History; Agricultural laws and legislation -- Peru -- Cuzco (Department); Indians, Treatment of -- Peru -- History -- 16th century -- Sources; Peru -- History -- 1548-1820 -- Sources; Colcabamba (Peru) -- History -- Sources