K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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A poor young Indian man went to a town to sell charcoal. The daughter of the king of that area saw him and fell in love with him. She asked the young man to marry her. When the king discovered that his daughter had married an Indian, he became angry. Finally the young couple ran away, and the king and his wife were never able to find them again.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Family values; elopement; love; youth


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Oral History #095: A Native Fell in Love With the Daughter of a King



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