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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


Snake PRINT & NATIVE CULTURES
Print as a (Re)source for Native Cultures

Some European colonists and missionaries who sought to suppress and transform native cultures in the Americas also documented those cultures. They often relied upon native informants when constructing their accounts.
Tovar
These texts, which survive in print and in manuscript, provide clues about native cultural survival, and the processes of adaptation and resistance in the colonial world. [See related essay by Louise M. Burkhart]
Durán
Mendoza
Tovar, Durán, and Mendoza considered this work as antiquarianism and as part of their vocation: to record the disappearing traces of Meso-American civilizations.

In North America, Roger Williams presents a less static, if idealized, vision of the Narragansetts among whom he settled.

Williams

Print and Native Cultures

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