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In the lands of fire and sun : resistance and accommodation in the Huichol Sierra, 1723-1930

Author: Michele McArdele Stephens
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Huichols (or Wixárika) of western Mexico are among the most resilient and iconic indigenous groups in Mexico today. In the Lands of Fire and Sun examines the Huichol Indians as they have struggled to maintain their independence over two centuries. From the days of the Aztec Empire, the history of west-central Mesoamerica has been one of isolation and a fiercely independent spirit, and one group that maintained  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele McArdele Stephens
ISBN: 9780803288584 0803288581
OCLC Number: 1009279614
Description: xxviii, 177 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: From Native neighbors to Spanish conquerors --
Facing the young nation-state --
Between tolerance and rejection of the Church --
In defense of lands --
Foreign scholars as tools of resistance --
A revolution comes to the Huichols.
Responsibility: Michele McArdle Stephens.

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The Huichols (or Wixarika) of western Mexico are among the most resilient and iconic indigenous groups in Mexico today. In the Lands of Fire and Sun examines the Huichol Indians as they have  Read more...

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