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‘Los “soldados de Cristo” no-cristianos: costumbre, caciquismo, y la participación wixárika en la rebelión cristera’

Morris, Nathaniel; (2022) ‘Los “soldados de Cristo” no-cristianos: costumbre, caciquismo, y la participación wixárika en la rebelión cristera’. Historia Agraria de América Latina , 3 (1) pp. 21-50. 10.53077/haal.v3i01.113. Green open access

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Abstract

The cristero rebellion from 1926 to 1930 was the most important civil conflict in post-revolutionary Mexico. Most of the rebels rose up to defend the Catholic Church against the anticlerical regime of the revolutionary government, but many members of the Wixárika (or Huichol ) indigenous people, famous for practicing their own religion far removed from orthodox Catholicism, also joined the rebellion. In this text, it is argued that the Huicholesthey supported the rebels not for religious reasons, but in response to the recent efforts of the revolutionary state to establish itself in their small homeland. This in the context of long-standing territorial conflicts, in addition to rivalries newly born in the violence of the revolution. Understanding this history allows us to better understand the contradictions of the Mexican revolution and the Cristero rebellion, and takes us away from the romantic vision of the original peoples as "incorruptible" by current politics or always located on the side of the "progressive" movements in America. Latin.

Type: Article
Title: ‘Los “soldados de Cristo” no-cristianos: costumbre, caciquismo, y la participación wixárika en la rebelión cristera’
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.53077/haal.v3i01.113
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.53077/haal.v3i01.113
Language: Spanish
Additional information: The journal Historia Agraria de América Latina is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs 4.0 International License .
Keywords: Autonomy ,indigenous history ,Mexican Revolution ,christened ,Wixárika people (Huichol)
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10148285
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