J. Smith and Pocahontas: What Really Happened?

“She Pocahontas never spoke of herself, she never represented her emotions, presence or history. He [John Smith] spoke for and represented her” –Edward Said Orientalism 6 Pocahontas, a Powhatan Indian Princess, emerged from a culture of dark superstitions and bettered the relationship with a small group of English settlers in Jamestown and the English rulers … Read more

The Aztec City Tenochtitlan

“It was like the enchantments in the book of Amadis, because of high towers, rues [pyramids] and other buildings, all of masonry, which rose from the water. Some of the soldiers asked if what they saw was not a dream” (Miller, 239) A Spanish soldier, Bernal Diaz del Castillo recorded his first visit to Tenochtitlan. … Read more

An Analysis Of Florentine Codex In Aztec Empire

Latin American Art History – Analyzing the Florentine Codex The Florentine Codex documents Aztec culture during the time of Spanish conquest from about 1545-1588. Written by Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, this manuscript attempts to capture indigenous life from a native perspective. Although originally titled Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva Espana, it is commonly … Read more

J. Smith and Pocahontas: What Really Happened?

“She Pocahontas never spoke of herself, she never represented her emotions, presence or history. He [John Smith] spoke for and represented her” –Edward Said Orientalism 6 Pocahontas, a Powhatan Indian Princess, emerged from a culture of dark superstitions and bettered the relationship with a small group of English settlers in Jamestown and the English rulers … Read more

The Aztec City Tenochtitlan

“It was like the enchantments in the book of Amadis, because of high towers, rues [pyramids] and other buildings, all of masonry, which rose from the water. Some of the soldiers asked if what they saw was not a dream” (Miller, 239) A Spanish soldier, Bernal Diaz del Castillo recorded his first visit to Tenochtitlan. … Read more