Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Between Resistance and AdaptationIndigenous Peoples and the Colonisation of the Chocó, 1510–1753$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Caroline A. Williams

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237297

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312670

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 17 May 2022

The Adelantado Juan Velez de Guevara and the Colonisation of the Chocó, 1638–1643

The Adelantado Juan Velez de Guevara and the Colonisation of the Chocó, 1638–1643

(p.43) Chapter Two The Adelantado Juan Velez de Guevara and the Colonisation of the Chocó, 1638–1643
Between Resistance and Adaptation
Liverpool University Press

Following the discovery of the New World, the Spanish Crown concentrated on sanctioning privately financed expeditions and laying down the conditions with which the conquest and settlement of unexplored regions were to take place. These conditions were detailed in a contract, or licence, known as the capitulación, which was intended to stimulate the exploration and occupation of vast new territories and sought to ensure that the Crown would have possession of the newly conquered and settled areas. Philip II's promulgation of the Ordenanzas para Descubrimientos (Ordinances for New Discoveries) on July 13, 1573 paved the way for the so-called ‘golden age’ of the frontier mission in Spanish America. This chapter examines Juan Velez de Guevara's colonisation of the Chocó in 1638–1643 and why he waged war on the Indians, along with the failure of the expeditions of 1638–1640 to bring about the pacification and settlement of the Chocó frontier. It first looks at the entradas before turning to Spanish–Indian interactions in the 1620s and 1630s and Martín Bueno de Sancho's 1638 expedition.

Keywords:   Spanish America, capitulación, Juan de Guevara, colonisation, Chocó, entradas, Indians, Martín de Sancho, expeditions, exploration

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.