"Amerindian" refers to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, including North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean islands. These peoples are also sometimes referred to as Native Americans or Indigenous Peoples, and they have unique cultures, languages, and histories that predate European colonization of the Americas.
In certain instances these people have suffered injustice and/or exploitation, and experience ongoing struggles for recognition and reparation.
Special pack for Aeronaves de Mexico S.A., designed by Ramón Valdiosera Berman, mid-1960s.
Baraja Cuauhtémoc published by Treviño Narro, Monterrey, Mexico Original artwork by P. X. Santaella featuring Aztec and other important pre-Columbian cultures.
Original designs inspired by Mayan art and culture published by Fernando Güemes, Mexico.
Naipe El Ferrocarril made by La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960
54 colour photographs of costumes and artefacts connected with the Inca civilisation, unknown publisher, Arequipa, Peru.
'Inka-Dynasty' playing cards are based on historic 16th century designs by the Peruvian chronicler Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, and printed by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.
Tacuabé was a Charrúa native from Uruguay, an indigenous tribe that became extinct following European conquest and colonisation.
Playing cards had been introduced to the Americas with explorers such as Columbus or Cortés, whose fellow countrymen were keen gamblers. Cards were imported from Spain since the 16th century. Local production usually imitated Spanish cards.
Spanish-suited playing cards made on rawhide and said to have been used by Chilean Mapuche Indians, XVI-XVII century