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We are Often Told that Before the Europeans 'Discovered' Us

ID Number: 6689
Maker: Poster-Film Collective
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: Date Unknown
Place Made: United Kingdom: London
Measurements: 73 cm x 52 cm; 28 3/4 in x 20 1/2 in
Main Subject: Racism; Imperialism
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
We are often told that before the Europeans 'discovered' us we were uncivilized savages. This is not true. Before the Europeans had sailed far enough to find out that the world is round- great civilizations and peoples were thriving in lands such as India, Africa, the Americas and China... Peru: 200 B.C. New Mexico: 1100 A.D. China 100 A.D. India: early 1600s Peru: 1200 A.D. Egypt: 1300 B.C. Mexico: 300 A.D. North Africa: 1200 A.D. Nigeria: early 1600's These people kept animals and farmed the land. They planned and built magnificent buildings. They made beautiful sculptures and paintings. Many of them had developed their own language into written form. They had their own traditions and ways of looking at the world. They had their own systems of government and law.

Acquisition Number: 1991-098

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