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Author Nash, June C., 1927-

Title In the eyes of the ancestors : belief and behavior in a Mayan community / June Nash
Edition Reissued with changes
Published Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 1985, c1970


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  306.089974 Nas/Ite  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents Spirits and places -- Traditional economic activities -- New economic activities -- Family authority and community control -- Rituals of life crisis -- Curing and the curers -- The formal organization of local government -- Taking care of the lord spirits -- The competition for power -- Roles, persons, and the evaluation of performance -- Ordering behavior by places -- Ordering behavior by time -- Belief and behavior in a changing society
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 361-368
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Chiapas.
Mayas -- Social life and customs.
Tzeltal Indians.
ISBN 0881331422