Our Elder's Teach Us: Maya - Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives

Title

Our Elder's Teach Us: Maya - Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

The Maya-Kaqchikel record their history through oral tradition; thus, few written accounts exist. Comparing the Kaqchikel point of view to that of the western scholars and Ladinos who have written most of the history texts, Carey reveals the people and events important to the Maya, which have been virtually written out of the national history.

ISBN

081731119X

Publication Date

2001

Publisher

University of Alabama Press

City

Tuscaloosa

Keywords

Cakchikel Indians - Ethnic Identity, Cakchikel Philosophy, Guatemala - Ethnic Relations, guatemala - History

Disciplines

Cultural History | Latin American History | Oral History | Social and Cultural Anthropology