Download Full Text (179.7 MB)
Matias explains in detail how he planted corn, beans, squash, potatoes, and rice in different climate zones near his home in Pasaq. He tells about planting on the South Coast near San Antonio, Suchitepéquez, near his home in Pasaq, Aldea Xejuyub', Nahualá that lies in the piedmont area, and finally in Nahualá in the highlands. He includes in his narration how he performed ceremonies to the Lord of the World (Mundo) to ensure his crops would produce well.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
Agriculture; harvest; crops
Mondloch, James; Miguel Guarchaj Ch'o'x; and Diego Guarchaj. "Oral History #060: The Cultivation of Corn by Matias Ch'ok de Pasaq." (1968). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_kichemaya/76