An Exhibition at the Newberry Library, Chicago
September 28, 2006 - January 13, 2007
The story of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec (Nahua) empire in 1521 is well known. Yet today in
Informative and often highly decorative maps, manuscripts, and printed books tell us profound stories about the interaction and intersection of Spanish and Aztec cultures. They speak eloquently, and beautifully, of the richness and vigor of indigenous creativity and intellectual production in the colonial period and highlight the dynamic vitality and resilience of the Nahua descendants of the Aztecs throughout the colonial period and beyond.
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