Encounters with the Americas

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Historic black-and-white photographs and striking color images of archaeological and ethnographic objects enhance this introduction to one of the world's most significant Central and South American anthropological collection. Encounters with the Americas also places the museum in a living context through first-person accounts of sixteenth-century contact between Europeans and Aztec and Maya peoples and post-Columbian encounters of Native peoples with explores and ...
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Overview


Historic black-and-white photographs and striking color images of archaeological and ethnographic objects enhance this introduction to one of the world's most significant Central and South American anthropological collection. Encounters with the Americas also places the museum in a living context through first-person accounts of sixteenth-century contact between Europeans and Aztec and Maya peoples and post-Columbian encounters of Native peoples with explores and anthropologists.

"Richly illustrated catalog accompanied the renovated exhibition at Harvard's Peabody Museum. Like the exhibition, the catalog is divided into three parts: the age of encounter between indigenous and Spanish peoples; the classic Maya; and cultural survival in the contemporary world among the highland Maya of Guatemala, the Kuna people of Panama, and Amazonian societies. The authors present their own synthetic treatments of these subjects, supported by well-selected testimony from the actors themselves, such as Hernando Cortâes, Sahagâun's informants as presented by The Broken Spears, and recorded testimony from contemporary indigenous peoples"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780873658157
  • Publisher: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Peabody Museum Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Hillel S. Burger is a professional photographer.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Peabody Museum and Latin America

PART 1: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE AMERICAS

First Encounter: The Voyages of Columbus

Second Encounter: The Maya Resist Spanish Expeditions

Third Encounter: The Spanish Conquest of the Aztec State

Aztec Society on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest

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