Precolonial Cities and Villages of Abya Yala

It’s widely believed that before colonization, Abya Yala was a vast wilderness, a terra nullius. The pre-colonial cities and villages of these lands suffer from historical erasure because to recognize their importance would challenge that narrative. There are many today who live atop Indigenous homes yet know nothing of pre-colonial history. So our humble request is this – Learn the true history of the land and its Indigenous peoples.



  1. The erasing effect of colonization is not about taking the lands and forcing others out but of burying and denying their existence at all.

    Sharing knowledge, making information available is the only way to comprehend our collective history and learn from its mistakes.

    Part of that is acknowledging the influences and work of others past and present. And leaving the tributes to aholes up so we can dissect the often disparate polarity between their contributions as a person and the creative contributions of their careers or art.


  2. Can we report this blog for the copyright violations?

    Also, most of those “cities” you posted were abandoned centuries before 1492. The “erasure” had nothing to do with White Europeans, the Indians who built them abandoned/left them for various reasons.

    Fucking moron runs this blog lol


  3. Apparently “colonizing” isn’t wrong when it applies to you, raiding an artists website and taking their images. Ones literally stamped with copyright protection language, and used without permission or acknowledgement. You “colonized” 8 of my images above. And I doubt you had permission from any of the other artists either.


  4. I’m a book editor and would love to discuss creating a print book of the Indigenous maps of the land we currently call North America.
    Who would be the right person to contact?
    Deb Burns
    Storey Publishing


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