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Charles Cutter

Charles Cutter

Professor // History
Emeriti Faculty

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Colonial Latin American history, Spanish Borderlands history, Spanish Colonial legal history


Several themes have guided my research over the course of my career: the relationship of native peoples to the wider Hispanic community and the Spanish colonial state, the role of the colonial legal system as mediator between the diverse groups who comprised colonial society, and the ways in which Spanish colonial law has affected Anglo-American law in the U.S. Southwest. In my retirement, I continue to serve as a historical consultant on behalf of several Pueblo Indian groups in their endeavor to protect their land and water rights.