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Geographical Origins of the Tarascans
Vincent H. Malmstrom
Vol. 85, No. 1 (Jan., 1995), pp. 31-40
Published by: American Geographical Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/215553
Page Count: 10
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After the destruction of the Aztec empire, the Spanish learned that the Tarascans, or Purepecha, of Michoacan were culturally different from their neighbors. The origin of the Purepecha continues to intrigue. Clues include linguistic affinity and long-established trade links with the Andean region and overseas contact to the south. The evidence indicates a South American background for the Purepecha.
Geographical Review © 1995 American Geographical Society