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Aguacateco Culture and History (Awakateko)

As a complement to our Aguacateco language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Aguacateco tribe and their society.

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The emphasis of these pages is on Aguacatecos and other American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Aguacateco history is interesting and important, but the Aguacateco Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Aguacateco Websites

Aguacateco Language:
    Translations and language learning materials from the Aguacateco Indian language.
Maya Mythology:
    Collection of Aguacateco and other Maya legends and folktales.

Books for sale on the Aguacateco Indians
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We Were Taught to Plant Corn Not to Kill
    Essays and artwork by Guatemalan Mayas about the 20th-century violence that rocked their communities.
The Ancient Maya:
    Excellent historical overview of ancient Mayan civilization in general.
Diccionario Awakateko y Chalchiteko
    Aguacateco-Spanish dictionary for sale online.

Aguacateco Lifestyle and Tradition

Indigenous Map of Guatemala:
    Map showing where in Central America the Awakateko people live.
Awakatek Maya
    Article about Aguacateco culture and history.
Classic Maya Warfare and Weapons
    Archaeological article on traditional Aguateca and Copan Maya spear and arrow points.
The Maya of Guatemala:
    A good overview of the history of Guatemalan Mayan people and the issues they face today.
Aguacateco People
    Encyclopedia articles on the Aguacateco Indians.

Ancient Mayan Civilization

Mystery of the Maya:
    In-depth website about the ancient Mayan civilization.
Maya Astronomy:
    Explaining the complex mathematics, astronomy, and calendar system of the ancient Mayas.
The Rise and Fall of the Mayan Empire:
    Article on Mayan archaeology.
In Guatemala, a Maya world untouched for centuries * Birth of a Maya Empire:
    Articles about Mayan ruins discovered in Guatemala.
Maya Religion:
    Online texts on the meaning of Mayan ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Aguacatecos en Guatemala * Cultura Aguacateca * Los Chalchiteco * Grupo Indigena Aguacateco:
  Information about the Aguacatecos and their language in Spanish.
  Guatemala Native People:
  Links related to indigenous culture in Guatemala.



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