K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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A young man named Juan was very slow mentally as well as being lazy. One day Juan was able to trick the killers into killing each other off. He told the police that he had killed the killers, and they believed him. The community rewarded him with money and lots of praise. Note: This story is similar to other stories (#26, #62, #64 y #138) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Deceit; manipulation; herodom


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Oral History #054: Juan Haragán



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