1. a woman of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
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  • A previously mentioned curandera, a mestiza called la Gachupina, working in Tepeji del Río in the late eighteenth century used prayers and orations to solicit the help of Jesus, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and San Antonio de Padua among others when applying herbal remedies. Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
  • On the other hand, it is important to keep in mind that Mexican-Americans are mestizas and mestizos, victims of various colonization processes.
  • Before the glittering store windows pose lovely, fair-haired Creoles of nearly pure Spanish decent, and stunning mestizas with rich auburn hair and glowing cinnamon complexions.
  • The term figuratively has reference to the Spanish conquest of the indigenous Indians of Mexico and the resulting mestizaje or the mixed racial and ethnic identity of indigenous, European and African heritage unique to the Americas. Randall Amster: Arizona Bans Ethnic Studies and, Along With it, Reason and Justice
  • Mestizaje undergirds the complex patterns of hybridity Tex-Mex, conjunto, crossover etc. - that have propelled Hispanic music into the popular-music mainstream of North America.
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