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Title:
Guatemala : land of the Maya
Author:
Black, Nancy Johnson.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Parsippany, N.J. : Dillon Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
143 pages ; color illustrations : 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780382397189

9780382397196
Format :
Book

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Williamsville Library F1463.2 .B53 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Audubon Library F1463.2 .B53 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

In Guatemala, a country of contrasts, both modern ways and ancient beliefs weave together like threads on a loom. We see gorgeous landscape standing in stark contrast to the violence that has been part of Guatemala's history. There are more than 20 indigenous groups living here today who make up over half the population, and over 65% of the land is owned by less than 2% of the population. Indeed, poverty is a way of life for most Guatemalans. Indigenous women in the highlands teach their daughters the ancient art of weaving that has been practiced by their ancestors for over 2,000 years while at the same time, thousands of young women and children work in factories assembling clothing for export. The violence of the 1970s and 1980s drove hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans to Mexico, Belize, Honduras, the United States, and other countries.


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