The Nahua Newsletter (ISSN 1066-0089) was conceived and first published in 1986 by Brad R. Huber (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, College of Charleston). The goal was to increase communication among students and scholars interested in the culture, language, and history of the Nahua and other Native American peoples of Mesoamerica. Alan R. Sandstrom (Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University Fort Wayne) became the editor in 1990.
For 25 years, from 1986 to 2009, we mailed printed copies every February and November to more than 400 readers in 15 countries. The generosity of readers worldwide and support from our university communities provided funds to underwrite the production and distribution costs.
Keeping to the same twice-yearly publishing schedule, the Nahua Newsletter transitioned in 2009 to an online-only format on the WordPress platform at nahuanewsletter.org. The website’s commentary features and the ease of publishing substantive, long-form content held the potential to balance the newsletter’s informal communication value for readers and the formal, editorial functions valued by its author–contributors.
The final issue (no. 50) of the Nahua Newsletter was published in October 2011. Conversations of continuing interest to our subscribers are ongoing on H-Nahuatl, H-Net’s network on Nahuatl and Nahua culture.
Please read and enjoy these archival issues of the Nahua Newsletter.