Unknown Mexico: Volume 2

Unknown Mexico: Volume 2 : A Record of Five Years' Exploration among the Tribes of the Western Sierra Madre

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Carl Lumholtz (1851-1922) was a Norwegian ethnographer and explorer who, soon after publishing an influential study of Australian Aborigines (also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection), spent five years researching native peoples in Mexico. This two-volume work, published in 1903, describes his expeditions to remote parts of north-west Mexico, inspired by reports about indigenous peoples who lived in cliff dwellings along mountainsides. While in the US in 1890 on a lecture tour, Lumholtz was able to raise sufficient funds for the expedition. He arrived in Mexico City that summer, and after meeting the president, Porfirio Diaz, he set off with a team of scientists for the Sierra Madre del Norte mountains in the north-west of Mexico, to find the cave-dwelling Tarahumare Indians. Volume 2 focuses mainly on the neighbouring Huichols people, their daily life, and their religious practices, including shamanism.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 222 b/w illus. 9 colour illus. 3 maps
  • 1139060554
  • 9781139060554

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1. Reception at San Andres; 2. Name and history of the Huichols; 3. Another excursion; 4. Trip to Bastita; 5. Votive bowls; 6. The first census of the Huichol country; 7. Our procession excites the wonderment of the Mexicans; 8. Return to the Sierra; 9. A satisfactory meeting with the principal men; 10. Practising self-control; 11. Huichol gods; 12. How to become a shaman; 13. Native authorities, civil and ecclesiastical; 14. Pablo and I separate; 15. Getting ready for the great Hikuli feast; 16. Leaving the Huichol country for the coast; 17. On the road again; 18. Archaeology versus theology; 19. Oriental rain-cloak; 20. A mound of metates; 21. Arrival in the country of the Tarascos; 22. Antiquities; 23. Paracho; 24. Tribal name of the Tarascos; 25. Zacapu; 26. Uruapan, 'The Paradise of Michoacan'; 27. In the city of Mexico again; Conclusion; Appendix; Index.show more

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