Law, Violence and Images of History of the Nasa People in the Work of Manuel Quintin Lame at the Beginning of the 20th Century
The research I am conducting seeks to analyze Manuel Quintín Lame’s writings from 1912 to 1953 by studying the relation between law, violence and history on them. The studying of those categories, which go across Lame’s thoughts, tries to understand the indigenous juridical culture -or cultures- in a crucial moment for indigenous political thought building.
Although I want to focus my research on Lame, I also want to review the break up between Lame and his colleagues, José Gonzalo Sánchez and Eutiquio Timoté, in 1930, when they joined the Communist Party. Furthermore, one of my aims is to look for another indigenous voices contemporary to Lame’s, in order to identify more indigenous perspectives about land issues at that time. I want to do so in order to understand indigenous juridical culture(s) as a space of conflict and negotiation between diverse indigenous positions, local elites, academy and, also different institutions from the State.
I have also stated that these struggles have to be read in a longue durée perspective in order to understand the polyvocality and multi-temporality of the indigenous movement configuration process.