Gold, silver and oil: Indigenous traditions and colonial domination Lecture Series HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

Gold, silver and oil: Indigenous traditions and colonial domination

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    Patricia Seed es doctora en historia por la Universidad de Wisconsin, profesora en el Departamento de Historia en Irvine (California) y, como investigadora, sus actuales campos de interés son la historia de la cartografía y el análisis digital y la restauración de mapas.

For Patricia Seed, Europeans seized from indigenous people their traditional rights to minerals and other forms of wealth they possessed. It was different colonial enterprises - English and Spanish (in the Americas), French, Germans and Portuguese in Africa- who took possession of the valuable minerals. In her conference she will focus on the colonial laws and behaviors that caused the indigenous people to loose their rights over the minerals (gold, silver, petroleum) and the consequences that these colonial laws have had over the contemporary rights of those people.