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. 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.


  2. 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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