Originally posted on Borderlands History:
I recently took a research trip to South Texas to further investigate the turn-of-the-century curandero (faith healer) Don Pedrito Jaramillo, one of the subjects of my dissertation. The main purpose of this trip was to look at the J.T. Canales Estate Papers at the South Texas Archives at Texas A&M-Kingsville.…

Abstract How racial barriers play in the experiences of Mexican Americans has been hotly debated. Some considerMexican Americans similar to European Americans of acentury ago that arrived in the United States with modestbackgrounds but were eventually able to participate fully insociety. In contrast, others argue that Mexican Americanshave been racialized throughout U.S. history, and thislimits […]

THE EMPEROR OF IXCATEOPAN: Fraud, Nationalism and Memory in Modern Mexico*  By Paul Gillingham Abstract. — The article linked below analyses the forgery and discovery of the purported tomb of Cuauhtemoc, the last Mexica emperor. An eclectic collection of contemporary sources outlines a subtle interplay between elites, cultural managers and peasants, who alternately collaborated and […]

Save the Date: Chief Rufus Davis Talk 3/7/14 Latino Cultural Center 2600 Live Oak Dallas, Texas 75204 (214) 671-0045 Friday, March 7, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Refreshments Hispanic Legacy:  Embracing Our Native American Heritage Chief Rufus Davis has served as the Tribal Chief of the Adai Caddo Nation in Robeline, Louisiana for over […]

The Red and the Black: Remembering the Legacy of Jack D. Forbes Arica L. Coleman, Ph.D. 2/23/14 The language of race was not the only contributor to the subjugated histories of African–Native American relations. European hegemony, what Forbes dubbed the “white hub”, the tendency to construct a master narrative which centralized Europeans as the major […]

Diego Gutiérrez map 1562 and the word “Chicana” (Updated March 19, 2014) A few years ago (2012), I posted my finding of  the 16th-century map “Desegno del Discoperto Della Nova Franza,” Venice, 1566, by Bolognino Zaltieri, that contains the term “Chicana” (link), but as it turns out, there are other 16th century maps that also […]

This is my final exam response(s) for a Mesoamerican anthropology class I took as an undergraduate in 2010. It addresses Mexika migration, the “myth” of Aztlan, cannibalism, and other topics. It’s in the form of short responses to exam essay questions. Although, it’s not an in-depth analysis on any of the subjects, it might be […]

Icniuhyotl Auh tocnihuane, tla xoconcaquican yn itlatol temictli: xoxopantla technemitia, in teocuitlaxilotl, techonythuitia tlauhquecholetlotl, techoncozcatia.  ¡In ticmati ye ontlaneltoca toyiollo, tocnihuan! Tecayohuatzin, Rey de Huexotzinco, c. 1490 Amistad (del náhuatl) Ahora, amig@s, escuchen el sueño de una palabra: Son una luz las puntas rubias y tiernas del maíz; en la primavera despertamos a la borla […]

#Nawatl colors ~ #Nahuatl #tlapalli #indigenous #decolonize Nahuatl Color list with English and Spanish translations; includes hex color code. Compiled by Tlakatekatl, 2014. LINK: http://www.scribd.com/doc/207656840/Nawatl-Colors-Nahuatl

Kurly Tlapoyawa, author of “We Will Rise” (2000), has just recently developed a  Nahuatl flash card game to help in the learning of colors and numbers. Follow link for more info. Zentetl: A Nawatl Language Card Game.


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