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Indians of Central America -- Antiquities

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View Resource The Mapas Project

Mapas are pictorial manuscripts, and Mesoamerica is a region well-known for creating such important documents. Painter-Scribes painted the daily life of their community, such as "their migrations and original settlement in towns, the genealogies of their leading families, their conquests of neighboring groups, their religious observations, their economic accountings." For visitors interested in...
View Resource Exploring the Early Americas

How do we understand the initial period of contact between Europeans and Native Americans? An effective way of doing so is through the study of artifacts, including handicrafts, maps, printed documents, and other materials. This online collection from the Library of Congress features selections from over 3,000 rare items that are part of the institution's Jay I. Kislak Collection, and has been...

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