Of Cannibals and Kings: Primal Anthropology in the Americas

Of Cannibals and Kings: Primal Anthropology in the Americas

by Neil L. Whitehead

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271037998
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Series: Latin American Originals , #7
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 1,068,279
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Neil L. Whitehead is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Of Cannibals and Kings 2

Documents 1a and 1b The Letter, and Extracts from the Journal of Columbus's First Voyage to America (1492) 48

Document 2 The Report of Diego Chanca on Columbus's Second Voyage to America (1494) 72

Document 3 Writings of Friar Roman on the Antiquities of the Indians, Which He Collected on Request of the Admiral with Diligence, as a Man Who Knows Their Language (ca. 1498) 82

Document 4 The Deposition of Rodrigo Figueroa on the Islands of the Barbarous Caribes (1520) 114

Document 5 An Account of the Provinces of the Aruacas by Rodrigo de Navarrete (ca. 1550) 120

References 127

Index 133

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