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Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche

Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche

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Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche

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Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Victoria I. Lyall and Terezita Romo. Denver Art Museum, 2022. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven.

212 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 29 x 24 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9780300258981

An enslaved Indigenous girl who became Hernan Cortes’s interpreter and cultural translator, Malinche stood at center stage in one of the most significant events of modern history. Linguistically gifted, she played a key role in the transactions, negotiations, and conflicts between the Spanish and the Indigenous populations of Mexico that shaped the course of global politics for centuries to come. As mother to Cortes’s firstborn son, she became the symbolic progenitor of a modern Mexican nation and a heroine to Chicana and Mexicana artists. Traitor, Survivor, Icon is the first major publication to present a comprehensive visual exploration of Malinche’s enduring impact on communities living on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Five hundred years after her death, her image and legacy remain relevant to conversations around female empowerment, indigeneity, and national identity throughout the Americas. This lavish book establishes and examines her symbolic import and the ways in which artists, scholars, and activists through time have appropriated her image to interpret and express their own experiences and agendas from the 1500s through today.

Subject Headings: Latin American Art ; Western Art -- Mexico ; United States -- Surveys of Several Periods -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) -- Other American Minority --

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