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Cakchiquel Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Cakchiquel language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Cakchiquel tribe and their society. The emphasis of these pages is on Cakchiquels and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Cakchiquel history is interesting and important, but the Cakchiquel 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 the life and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Cakchiquel Lifestyle and Tradition

The Annals of the Cakchiquels:
    Book of Cakchiquel history and mythology available for reading online. In Cakchiquel and English.
Cakchiquel Culture:
    Several articles on Cakchiquel history, family life, religion, and society.
Comunidad Kaqchikel :
    Website about Kaqchikel history, traditions, and modern situation, with photographs. In Spanish.
Kaqchikel * Cakchiquel:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Cakchiquel Indian tribe.

Books for sale on the Cakchiquels

Kaqchikel Chronicles:
    Complete collection of Kaqchikel legends and oral history for sale online.
Colonial Cakchiquels: Highland Maya Adaptations to Spanish Rule:
    Book about the history of the Cakchiquel Mayans in the 17th century.
Engendering Mayan History: Kaqchikel Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past:
    Interesting sociology book about the role of women among the 20th-century Kaqchikel Mayas.
Our Elders Teach Us: Maya-Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives:
    Book on Kaqchikel Mayan culture, history, and spirituality.
Good Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Kaqchikels and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Cakchiquel * Los Cakchiquel * Historia y lengua Cakchiquel:
   Information about the Cakchiquel people in Spanish.
   Cakchiquel:
   Kaqchikel links.



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