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Repositioning the MissionaryRewriting the Histories of Colonialism, Native Catholicism, and Indigeneity in Guam$
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Vicente M. Diaz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834340

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834340.001.0001

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Traffic on the Mount

Traffic on the Mount

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(p.112) Chapter 4 Traffic on the Mount
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Repositioning the Missionary
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Vicente M. Diaz

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834340.003.0004

This chapter also locates itself in Tomhom, Guam, and examines the heightening and intensification of meanings as they battle for control over San Vitores' legacy among the Chamorros, or over Chamorro investments in San Vitores, for the cultural and political meanings pivot around who gets to occupy the subject position of the narrative. Though transnational and transcultural in character, the economic, political, and cultural stakes that are “staked” in Tomhom Bay also describe competing indigenous Chamorro histories of “localizing” ideas and practices that originate from beyond their shores. In addition to ventilating these competing narratives, the chapter scrutinizes their uses and abuses as modes of narrativizing Guam's cultural and political pasts and presents.

Keywords:   Diego Luis de San Vitores, Tomhom, Guam, Chamorros

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