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.
About the Author
Hillel S. Burger is a professional photographer.
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