K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells the story of when the people of the hamlet of San Miguel found the statue of Saint Michael the Archangel in the mountains. They said the statue was miraculous and so wanted to separate from Ixtahuacán to form their own municipality with a church to house the saint.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Saint worship; separation; armed conflict


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Oral History #035: When the People of San Miguel Were Going to Separate from Ixtahuacán



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