In our first two readings of the semester, the authors discuss the roles and representations of Indigenous Women in the Americas. After reading the two selections, note here:
- What were the primary differences between the gender roles & division of labor of European women and Indigenous Women?
- European writers often described African women as shameless and also used similar language to describe the Indigenous Women. How did this type of writing help “justify” the poor treatment of African and Indigenous women by the Europeans?
Use quotes from the text whenever helpful to support your arguments.