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Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive

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For many generations, the Nahuas of Mexico maintained their tradition of the xiuhpohualli. or "year counts," telling and performing their history around communal firesides so that the memory of it would not be lost. When the Spaniards came, young Nahuas took the Roman letters taught to them by the friars and used the new alphabet to record historical performances by elders. Between them, they wrote hundreds of pages, which circulated widely within their communities. Over the next century and a half, their descendants copied ...

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Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive
2019, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190055523

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Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive
2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190628994

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