Caroline Dodds Pennock – How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe

The story of Colombus’s ‘discovery’ of America has been told endlessly; but that of the indigenous Americans who travelled to the ‘savage shores’ of Europe remains almost untold. Until now.

Our guest on this episode, Caroline Dodds Pennock is the UK’s only Aztec historian. Countless books have been written about Europeans in the Americas in the Age of Discovery but Caroline’s new book On Savage Shores is the first to tell the story of the tens of thousands of indigenous Americans who came to Europe: as enslaved people, diplomats, explorers, servants and traders. She sat down with Luke Naylor-Perrott to tell us more.

Image: Henry Ficar (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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