The authors of this brief report have all distinguished themselves by their scholarship on Guatemala, most recently with their collaboration on “Strange Lands and Different Peoples”: Spaniards and Indians in Colonial Guatemala (2013). It is from their research for that brilliant volume that the present work emerged, which focuses on the whereabouts of many of Guatemala's historic manuscripts and archaeological treasures. They observe that much of Latin America's archaeological and documentary records no longer reside in the region itself, having found their way into museums, libraries, and other public and private repositories in Europe and the United States, especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They refer in particular to the second and third books of the Cabildo de Santiago de Guatemala, covering the critical period from 1530 to 1553. Their research into this question revealed the extent of the...

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