Skip to main content
Harvard University Press - home
Native Traditions in the Postconquest World

Native Traditions in the Postconquest World

A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 2nd through 4th October 1992

Edited by Elizabeth Hill Boone and Thomas B. F. Cummins

ISBN 9780884022398

Publication date: 01/01/1998

This volume consists of papers from the 1992 Dumbarton Oaks conference marking the quincentennial of Columbus’s landing in the Americas. By directing their attention toward the indigenous response to the Spanish intrusion, to the cultural adjustments and negotiations it required, the editors and authors of this volume hope that a better understanding can be achieved of the cultural features that made native societies so resilient.


  • Elizabeth Hill Boone is Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art at Tulane University.
  • Thomas B. F. Cummins is the Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art at Harvard University and Director of Dumbarton Oaks.

Book Details

  • 480 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection