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Maya Culture and History

As a complement to our Maya language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Maya tribe and their society. Please note that Mayas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Maya history is interesting and important, but the Maya 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.

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Maya Lifestyle and Tradition

Language Map of the Yucatan:
    Map showing where in Mexico and Belize the Yucatec Maya people live.
Civilizations in America: The Mayas:
    Article on Maya culture and traditions from the classic period through today.
Our Living Maya Culture:
    Photographs and cultural information from six contemporary Mayan communities.
The Maya Civilization, Then And Now:
    Comparing and contrasting Mayan culture today and in the past. In Spanish and English.
Maya Tribe
    Article on Mayan history and culture.
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.
Maya Legends:
    Collection of Mayan Indian legends and folktales.
Maya Religion:
    Online texts on Mayan ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions.
Mayan Head Dresses:
    Photos and descriptions of Mayan feather headdresses.
The Rise and Fall of the Mayan Empire:
    Article on Mayan archaeology.
Guatemala Maya Flags:
    Picture and description of the Maya tribal flag.

Books for sale on the Maya Indians
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The Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society, 1550-1850:
    Comprehensive social and cultural history of the Yucatec Maya people.
The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya:
    Book on ancient Mayan religion, art and cosmology.
The Ancient Maya:
    Historical overview of ancient Mayan civilization.
The Mythology of the Aztec and Maya:
    Encyclopedia of ancient Mesoamerican religion and mythology.
Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya:
    Attractive coffee-table book of ancient Mayan art.
Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Mayas and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Maya Peoples: * Maya:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Maya tribe.
  Los Mayas * Pueblo Maya * Mayas de Yucatán:
  Information about the Yucatec Mayas in Spanish.
   Maya Tribe: * Mayan Empire:
   Maya links.

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