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Female and Male in Latin America: Essays (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1973) pp. 89--101. 24. Shoshona B. Tancer, "La Quisqueyana: the Dominican Woman, 19401970", in Pescatello, Female and Male, pp. 216--17. 25. Wolf, Sons, p. 37. 26. acion y su Cultura (Rowley, Massachusetts: Newbury House, 1983) pp. 41-3. 27. Omar Cabezas, Fire From the Mountain, pp. 54-62, 101-2, 115-28. 28. Brintnall, Revolt, pp. 170-9. 29. Quoted in Patricia K. Hall, "Military Rule Threatens Guatemala's Highland Maya Indians", Cultural Survival Quarterly, 10, 2 (1986) p.

For example, the Mexican-influenced Pi piles ofEl Salvador had imposed new ideas of social and religious organization, new deities and artistic concepts, on the villages around them. 1 The Quiches of highland Guatemala, drawing on a variety of Mayan and Mexican sources, were able to organize themselves militarily and become resoundingly victorious over the native people of the area, which came to be called the Quiche after these outsiders who conquered it. 2 Most Central American Indians, however, were sedentary agriculturalists who were similar to one another in the broad cultural values and attitudes they expressed.

34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 15 Ibid, p. xviii. Ibid, p. xvi-xvii. Woodward,Jr, Central America, pp. 10-20. Ibid, pp. I 7 and 20. Ibid, p. 22. Ibid, pp. 26--34. Wortman, Government and Society, p. 5. Ibid, p. 5. Ibid, p. 13; note: the alcalde is the mayor or headman of the community. Ibid, p. 29; note: a real was one-eighth of a peso; pesos were silver coins, and hence were worth considerably more than is a British pound or US dollar today. Ibid, pp. 25-6. Ibid, p. 34; note: The audiencia was the chief administrative and legislative body of the Kingdom; the president of the audiencia was the representative of the Crown.

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