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Americas Before/Beyond Colonization: indigenous peoples traditions, mythologies, rituals, healing practices, etc.: Inca Writings & Culture

A guide to assist students in Elizabeth Rodriquez Fielder's ENGLIT 0573: Literature of the Americas, Fall 2017.


Indigenous Languages Distribution

Latin America

Pre-Conquest Indigenous Culture – Map of Latin American including Central America and the Caribbean

Source:    Alan Dockrill: Latin America Indigenous Culture Maps

(Alan Dockrill – Blogger)


The First New Chronicle and Good Government On the History of the World and the Incas up to 1615

Guaman Poma de Ayala, the First New Chronicle and Good Government (1615). Guaman Poma was an ethnic Andean who addressed his 1200 page work of which nearly 400 pages were pen-and-ink drawings of Inca colonial life, to King Philip II of Spain

Drawings by Guamán Poma de Ayala 

Source: Nueva cronica y buen gobierno / Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala

Inca Empire


A map showing the various stages of expansion of the Inca Empire

Based on Wikipedia content that has been reviewed, edited, and republished. Original image by Wikipedia User: Zenyu. Uploaded by Mark Cartwright, published on 03 May 2014 under the following license: Public Domain. This item is in the public domain, and can be used, copied, and modified without any restrictions.