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Powers, Karen Vieira. Women in the Crucible of Conquest: The Gendered Genesis of Spanish American Society, 1500–1600. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
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3. The Aboriginal Population of Central Mexico on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest, Ibero-Americana 45 (1963); Essays in Population History: Mexico and the Caribbean (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971), Vol. I.
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My first point involves the estimated Indian population prior to missionization. I am inclined towards a considerable upward revision of the estimate presented by Professor Heizer for the size of the native population in the region between Los Angeles and the current Mexican border. The revision is based on a combination of three types of evidence. The most important are the early historical reports of sizes of Indian villages and accounts of the presence of large groups of natives along the coast and in inland valleys. I also have taken into consideration a heightened appreciation today of the devastating effects on isolated populations of diseases borne by the Spaniards. This is dramatically reflected in the reconstruction of pre-Columbian populations of Central Mexico, Hispaniola, and Columbia by Professors Sherburne Cook and Woodrow Borah of the University of California, Berkeley, a pattern which can be applied to California as well. In addition, I am influenced by recent ecological studies emphasizing the varied food sources of natives in nearby areas, especially of the Luiseños and of the Cahuillas further inland. These studies point to a much denser population than was previously thought possible, based upon a richer food supply than we could suspect viewing the landscape as it is today.