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Margins are central: identity and indigenous resistance to colonial globalization in Guam

Margins are central: identity and indigenous resistance to colonial globalization in Guåhån

Sandra Montón-Subías & Boyd Dixon. 2021

World Archaeology, 53:3, 419-434.

In this article, we will focus on CHamoru cultural resilience at lånchos (rural properties outside cities and villages), at reducciones (villages or towns where CHamorus were forcibly nucleated in the seventeenth century), and at the current use of colonial ‘ruins’ to promote indigenous cultural enhancement and community wellbeing.

Journal of Jesuit Studies, 9(2), 263-280.

Foodways, Missionaries, and Culinary Accommodation in the Manislan Mariånas (1668–74)

Verónica Peña Filiu. 2022

In: Journal of Jesuit Studies, 9(2), 263-280.

This article explores the strategies that the Jesuit missionaries followed to adjust their foodways to the social and physical environment of the Manislan Mariånas and pays attention to the process whereby local foods were adopted. In that sense, it argues that culinary accommodation—or “gastronomic accommodation” as defined by Cristina Osswald—was both a common practice to overcome the lack of Iberian resources and a political strategy to ease tensions and forge alliances with the indigenous population.

Latte Period Cultural Heritage in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Latte Period Cultural Heritage in the Northern Manislan Mariånas

Dixon, Boyd., Bulgrin, Lon., Kottemair, Maria. 2021.

I estoria-ta: Guåhån, the Manislan Mariånas and Chamorro culture: 37-45.

This paper explores the nature and range of Latte Pe-riod cultural heritage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Manislan Mariånas, long recognized as thetraditional foundation upon which Chamorro cul-ture is built.

Upcoming events

ound Table on the occasion of Pacific Day and the closing of the exhibition BIBA CHAMORU: Culture and Identity in the Mariana Islands.
Program:ound Table on the occasion of Pacific Day and the closing of the exhibition BIBA CHAMORU: Culture and Identity in the Mariana Islands.

Round Table

Thursday, March 3, 2022. From 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

National Museum of Anthropology, Madrid. Auditorium of the MNA
(Entrance from Paseo de la Infanta Isabel, 11, in front of Atocha Station).

Round Table on the occasion of Pacific Day and the closing of the exhibition BIBA CHAMORU: Culture and Identity in the Manislan Mariånas.

Pacific Day! Next Thursday, March 3 will take place the Round Table organized by the Spanish Association of Pacific Studies, Casa Asia and the National Museum of Anthropology on the occasion of Pacific Day and the closing of the exhibition “BIBA CHAMORU: Culture and Identity in the Manislan Mariånas”, with the aim of reflecting on the 501 years of the arrival of the Magellan-Elcano expedition to Guåhån on March 6, 1521. The roundtable will include the participation of Sandra Montón, director of the Aberigua project.

“BIBA CHAMORU. Cultura e Identidad en las islas Marianas”.

Exhibition

November 18, 2021 to March 6, 2022

National Museum of Anthropology in Madrid

Exhibition “BIBA CHAMORU. Culture and Identity in the Manislan Mariånas”

As part of the official program of the V Centenary and the cycle “Let’s go around the world”, the National Museum of Anthropology in Madrid, presents from November 18, 2021 to March 6, 2022 the temporary exhibition “BIBA CHAMORU. Culture and Identity in the Manislan Mariånas”. The exhibition brings to the public in Spain the history and cultural richness of an enclave so remote and little known among us with which we have very close ties, a past also marked by unequal relations.