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Indigenous Languages and Populations in "Latin" America: Spurlock Museum

Artifacts from "Latin" America

The Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at the University of Illinois possesses notable artifacts from all over the world that can be studied or used in teaching. Relevant to our area, the museum contains collections that range from Mayan textiles to Ecuadorean Amazonian cultural artifacts. Their permanent exhibits cover North America and South America. A reading that supplements the South American collections at Spurlock is Dorothea S. Whitten and Norman E. Whitten's From Myth to Creation, which describes the relationships between the authors' work in Ecuador, their applied work there, and the development of the Spurlock Museum permanent South American Gallery.