Eyes For Prizes
All right, who hasn't thought about putting an enemy's head on a pike to scare off remaining foes? That all-too-familiar scene in both literature and film has some very real roots in history. But what of the Amerindians (native peoples of both North and South America), who have been frequently condemned as violent and malicious savages? The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians explores the evidence and causes of human trophy taking by Amerindians from a scientific viewpoint.
This recently released book from Richard J. Chacon and David H. Dye hopes to elucidate the reasoning behind the practice. It attempts to dispel the denigration of native peoples by removing the bias of history and simply presenting the facts.
Were the original peoples of this continent brutal savages or proud warriors? You be the judge.Tweet