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on the trail we blaze | vintage maps of mesoamerica

As a child, I remember spending evenings at my grandparents’ house–far away on the Mainland, where we only visited semi-annually–pawing through shelves full of old yellow-spined  503 more words


The Emperor's New Groove

The Emperor’s New Groove
Rating: G
Run Time: 78 Minutes
Released: 2000
Director: Mark Dindal

Cultural Rating:

Although The Emperor’s New Groove depicts a non-white, non-Western culture, the film does very little to engage with disability, sexual orientation, or gender. 687 more words

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Our summer reading for 2015 is The Well of Sacrifice by Chris Eboch.

Here are links and images to help you find out more about the book: 31 more words


Mexico Day 3 - Teotihuacán

Our pickup was at 09:00 so we were up and going for breakfast at 07:15. The breakfast was the same as the day before, except they’d changed the juice options slightly – instead of cinnamon rice water they now had cucumber water. 1,685 more words


Aztec Warfare: Enemy and Allied States


In 1519, the Aztec Empire dominated much of central Mexico. Aztec control stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific ocean, reached north into the Tarascan lands of Michoacan, and spread southeast into Mayan lands, reaching as far as Guatemala. 1,038 more words


Aztec Warfare: Internal Politics


The Aztec Empire was an imperial, hegemonic confederacy made up of conquered and/or subservient towns, cities, and polities. The empire lasted approximately 90 years from 1428 AD to 1521 AD after which it was officially incorporated into the Spanish Empire (more on this later). 953 more words


Cahokia and the Impulse For Good Intentions

This past week I went to, among other places, the Cahokia Mounds outside St. Louis, on the Illinois side of the Mississippi.  While the area is well documented and the Interpretive Center/museum/theater/snack bar/gift shop is well maintained, I found myself viewing the entire presentation with an increasing sense of skepticism that bordered on outright denial of the idyllic picture painted by the conservators of the site.   1,204 more words

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