In the early summer of 1712, a young Maya woman from the village of Cancuc in southern Mexico encountered an apparition of the Virgin Mary while walking in the forest. The miracle soon attracted Indian pilgrims from pueblos throughout the highlands of Chiapas. When alarmed Spanish authorities stepped in to put a stop to the ...
Amerindians and Europeans in Northeastern North America, 1600-64
The first book to pay serious attention to the European economic and political factors which promoted colonization, this book argues that the prime determinant was the uneven development of agricultural systems in western Europe.
George Dawson's 1878 Survey of the Queen Charlotte Islands
This book examines geologist George Dawson's 1878 exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands, includes a reprint of Dawson's report, photographs, and his journal complete with biographical, scientific, and ethnological details.
Native Historical Accounts of a Coast Salish Culture
Anthropologist William Elmendorf presents first-person accounts of the history, society, and religion of the Twana speech community, Coast Salish Indians who lived in nine villages in western Washington.
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