He said he had heard that nobody in the islands could stand up to the Admiral's power and so before he was deprived of his land and his authority as a cacique he wished to see the wonders of Spain.
Tlatoani (head honcho), cacique , and caudillo - these words glisten on the pages of the derisive gubernatorial lexicon.
In matters of traditional religion, which encompasses much of what white people associate with government, a cacique among the Pueblos and a kikmongwi among the Hopi have serious responsibilities to the people.
She is traditionally represented with two other figures, that of a black henchman, el Negro Felipe, and of an Indian cacique , Guaicapuro.
As in Cuba, Jamaica's inhabitants divided their island into provinces, each ruled over by a cacique assisted by village headmen or sub-chiefs.
A share tenant system has made most farmers captives of landlords, or caciques .
Moreover, new caciques emerged in the wake of agrarian reform, as officials of the agrarian bank and ejidal bosses entrenched themselves locally.
Gifts of a pair of scissors or a looking glass were made to the caciques or village headmen from time to time to keep them friendly.
The Guarani caciques exchanged women to formalize their alliance with the Spanish against the hostile peoples of the Chaco.
Others, such as caciques , used the mission system itself to improve their material interests and cultural autonomy.