Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
When discussing the history and emulation of what today is called the Americas (North, Central, and South) it is almost instinctive for one to begin to conceptualize the beginning of its history stemming from the arrival of Western Europeans and their successors. A large part of this is due to the simple fact that history books and education have been written, ironically, by the very minority that established institutions in these eas; thus their very arrival becomes the reference point of their history. Yet, what is so readily forgotten, and sometimes barely acknowledged, is the rich history and civilization that existed pre-Anglo arrival in the Americas. Although some research and anthropological work has been done, the prejudices held by those conquering civilizations and the atrocities they imposed upon the native populations of the Americas may well never be known.
Abreu, Eduardo J., "Indigenous groups in Latin America : emergence of indentity and prospects for self-determination" (1998). Honors Theses. 1157.