images of an old map of Europe and various Indigenous people in traditional garb

On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe

by Caroline Dodds Pennock Author

This groundbreaking, well-researched book tells the narrative history through surviving literature, poetry, and eyewitness accounts, of the journeys that Indigenous people took to Europe after Columbus "discovered" America in 1492. And there were thousands of people—enslaved people, diplomats, explorers, servants, and traders—who found themselves on the shores of a new and often savage land. Shattering the Eurocentric view of history and shining a light on the violence of colonization, Caroline Dodds Pennock aims to center the stories and voices of myriad cultures, communities, and individuals indigenous to the Americas through historical recovery.