The Department of History presents the
2022 Samuel D. Ehrenpreis Memorial Lecture
Dr. Camilla Townsend
Distinguished Professor of History
“La Malinche in Indigenous Eyes”
Thursday, November 10, 4-5:30 pm, via Zoom
Malinche was the Indigenous woman who translated for the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés. Today many people think of her as having betrayed her people. But what did the Indigenous people who knew her in the sixteenth century think about her? Their writings in their own language of Nahuatl offer us food for thought.
Dr. Camilla Townsend is the award-winning author of such books as Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma (Hill & Wang, 2004), Malintzin’s Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2006), Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive (Oxford University Press, 2016), and Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (Oxford University Press, 2019).
November is Native American Heritage Month