K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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Narrator tells story about the spoiled child of a young couple. They tried to take excellent care of him. The boy was very spoiled, and continually wanted more; so he became a big thief. Finally he was caught and was apprehended by the authorities. They put him in prison and sentenced him and his parents to death.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


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Oral History #047: The Poor Education of One Boy Caused His Death and the Death of His Parents



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