Of Cannibals and Kings
Primal Anthropology in the Americas
By (author) Neil L. Whitehead
Publication date:15 November 2011
Length of book:152 pages
PublisherPenn State University Press
Of Cannibals and Kings collects the very earliest accounts of the native peoples of the Americas, including selections from the descriptions of Columbus’s first two voyages; documents reflecting the initial colonial occupation in Haiti, Venezuela, and Guyana; and the first ethnographic account of the Taínos by the missionary Ramón Pané. This primal anthropology directly guided a rapacious discovery of the lands of both wild cannibals and golden kings.
—Peter Hulme, University of Essex