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The Year Bearer's People

The Year Bearer's People

Plate opposite page 36: "Jacalteca Woman," color halftone of drawing by Prescott H. F. Follett.

Oliver La Farge (1901–1963)
Douglas S. Byers (1903–1978)
The Year Bearer’s People
New Orleans: The Department of Middle American Research, The Tulane University of Louisiana, 1931

Oliver La Farge traveled to Guatemala in 1927 under the auspices of Tulane University and at that time recorded parts of the El Kanil legend related to him by Maya of Jacaltenango. His texts were fragmentary, due to his own incomplete knowledge of their language and the reticence of the local people facing an outsider.

Presented by the Rockefeller Foundation
Davis Library F1421 .T95 no. 3