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ALIOTO, Sebastián Leandro and JIMENEZ, Juan Francisco. "Pues para ello les quedaba livertad": trade and interdependency in the southern frontiers of the Spanish empire (second half of the 18th century). Barbaroi [online]. 2010, n.32, pp. 178-204. ISSN 0104-6578.
Throughout argentinian historiography about frontier relationships in Pampa, North Patagonia and Araucania the idea has been repeated, openly or implicitly, that native groups maintained a relationship of economic dependency on hispano-criollos, so that the acquisition of certain products from the Spaniards had become indispensable for their survival. In this work, and focusing on the second half of the 18th century, we intend to show how that was not always the case, but in a context of conflict the Spaniards occasionally depended on Indians for their survival, or traded with them primary goods in change of elaborated ones, contrary to what was proposed by that perspective of native dependency
Keywords : dependency; trade; Indian; frontier.