Relics and Selves

Exhibit Label

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Name:

Anatomía indígena

Person:

unknown

Pub. place:

La Plata

Publisher:

Revista del Museo de La Plata 6 (1895)

Date of Pub.:

1895

Decade:

1890s

Country:

Argentina

Description:

Brains of Patagonian natives, presumably extracted from indigenous prisoners-wardens serving at the Museo de La Plata

Institution:

Museo de La Plata

Medium & Display:

museums, photography

Present Material:

photograph

Discourse:

anthropology, medicine, natural history

Key Concept:

body, the other

Contents:

barbarism, conquest, race, science