K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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The narrator tells a story about how a young man's tried to trick a girl into marrying him by pretending to be a prolific hunter. Eventually he was caught in his lie and was mocked by the girl. He went to jail because he was not able to pay the man for the use of his gun and deer hide.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Deceit; marriage; honor; pride


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Oral History #119: A Crazy Young Bachelor



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