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 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 […]
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.