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Chapter by Noble Cook on mistaken identity about for Discussion Sections 1. What are the possible reasons why Francisco de Ludeña was arrested in Havana? Francisco was arrested in Havana for attempting to have an Amerindian accompany them to Spain. It was also profitable for authorities in the port city to prosecute unsuspecting travelers. Then, Ludena lied and claimed that Catalina was a Spanish woman so the officials wouldn’t confiscate her. Witnesses who were willing to implicate Francisco were quickly found. Fernanda had merchandise that wasn’t taxed properly. Catalina did not have the proper paper work. 2. What are the various racial and ethnic identities attributed to Catalina? Some said Catalina was an American Indian—seen doing menial housework, and Francisco argues that she is a Spaniard. However, an Indian woman testified that Catalina was in fact Indian. They said she was Indian because she resembled her father—who was indian—based on stature. Fernanda adopted her from an Indian
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  • Fall '09
  • SCARDAVILLE
  • Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Catalina

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