In Kuauhtlahtoa
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In Kuauhtlahtoa

The Vocabulary of Conversion

Ometeotl, Hunab Ku, and the battle for Indigenous souls

Spanish priests supervise the destruction of Indigenous statues.

In 1524, twelve Franciscan missionaries were sent to Mexico from Spain to convert the previously unknown Indigenous people to Catholicism. To help facilitate this, the Spaniards constructed the Colegio de Santa Cruz in Tlatelolco in 1536, where young Indigenous nobles were trained in Catholic doctrine and taught to read…

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Kurly Tlapoyawa

Kurly Tlapoyawa

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(Chicano/Nawa/Mazewalli) Archaeologist, filmmaker, and founder of the Chimalli institute of Mesoamerican Arts. Professor of C/S at Colegio Chicano del Pueblo.