Nahua Merchants in a Tarascan World
Author(s): Helen Pollard
A major enemy of the Aztecs during the Late Postclassic Period, the Tarascan State nevertheless exchanged key commodities within the Mesoamerican world by means of markets, local and long-distance traders, and gift exchange. Sixteenth century documents known since the 19th c have indicated that Nahua merchants exchanged goods with Purepecha merchants at major Tarascan fortified frontier settlements such as Taximaroa. However new research on recently translated documents and new archaeological analysis indicates more direct, complex, and significant economic exchange that affected the political economies of both of these polities.
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Nahua Merchants in a Tarascan World. Helen Pollard. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395710)
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