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Peter Villella

Research Interests: Colonial Spanish and Portuguese America; Indigenous cultures of the Americas, past and present; Intellectual and legal strategies of native peoples under colonial rule; Transculturation and creolization among colonial peoples; Dissertation: The True Heirs to Anáhuac: Native Nobles, Creole Patriots, and the ‘Natural Lords’ of Colonial Mexico (UCLA, 2009).

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“Pure and Noble Indians, Untainted by Inferior Idolatrous Races”: Native Elites and the Discourse of Blood Purity in Late Colonial Mexico 2011 763 As sixteenth-century Spaniards constructed their global empire, they carried with them the racial-religious concept of “limpieza de sangre,” or blood purity, which restricted marginalized communities from exercising prestige and authority. However, t...