Mexican-American Folklore

Mexican-American Folklore

by John O. West
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August House Publishers, Inc.
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Mexican-American Folklore

Mexican-American traditions are richly nourished by the folkways of three cultures: Indian, Spanish, and Mexican. This comprehensive look at the Mexican-American world includes a range of traditional proverbs, riddles, stories and folksongs; folk narrative, from Pancho Villa to urban ghosts, saints to revolutionaries; customs, from household shrines to irrigation rituals to charreadas, or Mexican-style rodeos; children's games, home remedies, folk foods, crafts, dress, and more. Besides its wide range of folk genres, Mexican-American Folklore is also broad-ranging in space—it covers the entire American Southwest, and in time, it includes material from several generations back, as well as very recent adaptations of customs to modern life. These stories teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and respect for Mexican-American traditions.

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ISBN-13: 9780874830590
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: American Folklore Series
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 869,885
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 8.63(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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