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Why Have You Come Here?The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America$
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Nicholas P. Cushner

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307566

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195307569.001.0001

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Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion

Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion

(p.71) 4 Conquest, Pacification, and Conversion
Why Have You Come Here?

Nicholas P. Cushner

Oxford University Press

The abolishment of the indigenous religion in Mexico and the replacing it with the new was uppermost in the minds of Spanish officials. This was socially and politically important. The “Uprooting of Idolatry”, the “extirpación de idolatría”, was undertaken in rural Mexico by the Jesuit, Alonso de Santarén, and by civil authorities.

Keywords:   indigenous religion, Uprooting of Idolatry, Extirpación de Idolatría, Alonso de Santarén

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