LAS350H1: Indigenous Realities in Latin America


This course studies the past and present realities of the diverse indigenous societies of the regions we now call Latin America. Eurocentric texts such as the chronicles of the conquest of Mexico, are critically contrasted with diverse indigenous peoples’ self-representing narratives that respond to more than five hundred years of Spanish and Portuguese occupation of their lands. These texts include Nahuatl poetry and accounts of the conquest of Mexico, literary creations from multiple Maya linguistic groups, multi-lingual chronicles from the colonial Inca period, diverse indigenous political manifestos and movements, indigenous testimonios, and decolonizing indigenous literature and criticism. Taught in English.

Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)