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Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas

2497_tn“If you want to know who you are and where you come from, follow the maíz.” “That was the advice given to author Roberto Cintli Rodriguez when he was investigating the origins and migrations of Mexican peoples in the Four Corners region of the United States.

 

Follow it he did, and his book Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother changes the way we look at Mexican Americans. Not so much peoples created as a result of war or invasion, they are people of the corn, connected through a seven-thousand-year old maíz culture to other Indigenous inhabitants of the continent…”

 

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