The Salt Lake region in the Aztec-Mexica Migration Story Codices and historic Maps: Facts or Conjecture?
Date: September 15
Time: 3-4 p.m.
This program is made possible with support from the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah, Antelope Island State Park, and Utah Humanities.
On Sept 15-16, Dr. Cintli and Tania Pacheco will speak to this ancient story - found in several Mexican Indigenous codices - including La tira de la peregrinacion - that speak to their departure from Aztlan and Chicomoztoc, the seven caves. They will speak to whether this migration actually began in the Salt Lake region. This program is made possible with support from the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah, Antelope Island State Park, and Utah Humanities.
Dr. Cintli, emeritus associate professor at the University of Arizona and Tania Pacheco, a healer and Yoga instructor are a writing/editing/translation team that examine the original cultures of the continent, including maiz or Maya-Nahua culture. Part of their work and research includes the topic of origins and migrations. A generation ago, Dr Cintli was led to Antelope Island, based on the reading of the codices and several historic maps, which indicated that from the Salt Lake region, the ancient Mexican Indians departed from there to find their empire. These maps included the 1804 Humboldt, the 1768 Alzate and the 1728 Barreiro maps, amongst others. Additionally, Tania, a healer and Yoga instructor, has translated both of Dr Cintli’s books by the University of Arizona press, Our Sacred Maiz is our Mother: Indigeneity and belonging in the Americas (2014), and Yolqui: a Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World: Testimonios on violence (2019). She also selected the writings for his upcoming Writing 50 Years amongst the Gringos (Aztlan Libre Press Oct 1, 2021), which she will also be translating. The island is purportedly the site of seven caves.
Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicomoztoc#/media/File:ToltecaChichimeca_Chicomostoc.jpg