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Seeing Indians: A Study of Race, Nation, and Power in El Salvador
Since the 1930s, government claims and popular thought within El Salvador have held that the country no longer holds any Indian population. Seeing Indians explores why this claim has endured despite the existence of substantial indigenous communities within the country's territory. Drawing on history, anthropology, and archaeology, Virginia Tilley delves into the history o ...more
Paperback, 297 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by University of New Mexico Press
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Her arguments are weak and I'm not so sure that she understands the history of El Salvador. In 1932, there was a massacre of all peoples who looked, acted, or dressed as an Indigenous person. The social heirachy established in El Salvador makes it impossible to figure out if there is an Indigenous population. Not to mention the 1980s civil war didn't help with those that were considered poor. Indigenous peoples took their cultures underground and I can't say I blame them. El Salvador is unlike G ...more