Epics of Empire and Frontier: Alonso de Ercilla and Gaspar de Villagrá as Spanish Colonial Chroniclers by Celia López-Chávez (review)

Epics of Empire and Frontier: Alonso de Ercilla and Gaspar de Villagrá as Spanish Colonial... Southwestern Historical Quarterly July examination of Sitting Bull's death and the tragedy at Wounded Knee two weeks later, both of which prominently involved disarmament of Native Americans and, arguably, powerful symbols for the end of the gun frontier and the closing of a chapter in American histories. Those deeply interested in the subject might enjoy pairing this work with Roland Bohr's Gifts from the Thunder Beings: Indigenous Archery and European Firearms in the Northern Plains and Central Subarctic, 1670­1870 (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), which examines the longevity of bow and arrow use by American Indians of the Northern Plains and central Canada in the face of the expanding gun frontier. All told, Silverman has made an important and impressive contribution to American Indian and North American history by adding depth and nuance to the discussion of the roles played in each by firearms. Texas Christian University Todd M. Kerstetter Epics of Empire and Frontier: Alonso de Ercilla and Gaspar de Villagrá as Spanish Colonial Chroniclers. By Celia López-Chávez. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Pp. 392. Notes, bibliography, illustrations, index.) The epics La Araucana and Historia de la Nueva Mexico praise heroes, one the anticolonial Mapuches, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly July examination of Sitting Bull's death and the tragedy at Wounded Knee two weeks later, both of which prominently involved disarmament of Native Americans and, arguably, powerful symbols for the end of the gun frontier and the closing of a chapter in American histories. Those deeply interested in the subject might enjoy pairing this work with Roland Bohr's Gifts from the Thunder Beings: Indigenous Archery and European Firearms in the Northern Plains and Central Subarctic, 1670­1870 (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), which examines the longevity of bow and arrow use by American Indians of the Northern Plains and central Canada in the face of the expanding gun frontier. All told, Silverman has made an important and impressive contribution to American Indian and North American history by adding depth and nuance to the discussion of the roles played in each by firearms. Texas Christian University Todd M. Kerstetter Epics of Empire and Frontier: Alonso de Ercilla and Gaspar de Villagrá as Spanish Colonial Chroniclers. By Celia López-Chávez. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Pp. 392. Notes, bibliography, illustrations, index.) The epics La Araucana and Historia de la Nueva Mexico praise heroes, one the anticolonial Mapuches, the

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