Catawba Deerskin Map
A map presented by a Catawba cacique to Gov Francis Nicholson of South Carolina in 1724
Haudenosaunee Wampum Belt
Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk peoples use wampum belts to depict their spatial and conceptual league of peace
The destruction of the Konojel Xib'alb'a (Rulers of Xibalba)
This Maya vase depicts the destruction of the Rulers of Xibalba recounted in the Maya K'iche' narrative, Popol Wuj.
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Mapping Indigenous Worlds lab members acknowledge that the University of Virginia stands on the original homeland of the Monacan people. To learn more about their history, current government, knowledge preservation initiatives and culture classes, news, and events, please visit the Monacan Indian Nation website.

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The Mapping Indigenous Worlds Lab seeks to understand space and place from indigenous perspectives. Our approach is grounded in interdisciplinary humanities scholarship, in conversation with the sciences and professional schools. Our research and curriculum development vision connects to key themes of the UVa Global South Initiative, most notably race and ethnicity, cartographies and spaces, language worlds, media ecologies and cultures, art and performance, cultures of human rights, digital inequities, and the University of Virginia’s contemporary relationships with native communities in the commonwealth and beyond.

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