(Pick a book with no asterisk from this list to do a 2 page double spaced book report due on the last day of class – I'm flexible about how you demonstrate that you've read the book; you can do a report, a review, some thoughtful discussion of questions that the book raised. )


Aguirre Beltran, Gonzalo.   l958.  Cuijla, Esbozo Etnográfico de un Pueblo Negro.  

Alcorn, Janis   l984.  Huastec Mayan Ethnobotany.   (Huastec / Teenek)

Ariel de Vidas,  Anath   2004   Thunder Doesn't Live Here Anymore:

The Culture of Marginality Among the Teenek of Mexico (Huastec / Teenek)

Arizpe, Lourdes   1973.  Parentesco y Economía en una Sociedad Nahua.  (Nahuatl)

Bailey, Helen Miller.   l958.  Santa Cruz of the Etla Hills.   

Beals, Ralph L.  l933.  The Acaxee:  a Mountain Tribe of Durango and Sinaloa.  (Acaxee)

Beals, Ralph L.  1945.  The Ethnology of the Western Mixe   (Mixe)

Beals, Ralph L.  1946.  Cheran:  A Sierra Tarascan Village   (Purépecha / Tarasco)

Belshaw,  Michael.  l967.  A Village Economy:  Land and People of Huecorio.   (Purépecha / Tarascan )

Bennett, W. and R.M. Zingg  1935.  The Tarahumara. 

*Berdan, Frances  l982.  The Aztecs of Central Mexico.

*Berg, Richard L. Jr., 1976.   Shwan: A Highland Zapotec Woman   (Zapotec)

Bevan, Bernard.  l938.  The Chinantec and Their Habitat.  (Chinantec)

Blom, Gertrude.   l986.  Bearing Witness.   (Lacandón)

Brand, Donald F.  l951.  Quiroga:  A Mexican Municipio.  (Purépecha / Tarascan)

Brandes, Stanley.  1987.  Power and Persuasion.  U. of Penn. Press

Bricker, Victoria R.  l973.  Ritual Humor in Highland Chiapas.   (Tzotzil)

Bricker, Victoria R. 1981  The Indian Christ, The Indian King.   (Yucatec)

Brundage, Burr   1985.  The Jade Steps.   (Aztec)

Brundage, Burr   19  . The Fifth Sun.   (Nahuatl)

Bunzel, Ruth.  l952.  Chichicastenango:  a Guatemalan Village.   (K'iche' /  Quiché)

Burns, Allan F.  1983.  An Epoch of Miracles.  (Yucatec)

Butterworth, Douglas.  1975.  Tilantongo; Comunidad Mixteca en Transicion.   (Mixtec)

Cancian, Frank.  l965.  Economics and Prestige in a Maya Community.  (Tzotzil)

Cancian, Frank.  l972.  Change and Uncertainty in a Peasant Economy: The Maya Corn Farmers in Zinacantan. (Tzotzil)

Carmack, Robert.  l98l.  The Quiche Mayas of Utatlan.  (K'iche' /  Quiché)

Carmack, Robert, (ed.) 1988.  Harvest of Violence.   (Quiché, Cakchiquel, etc.)

Carmack, Robert M.  1995.  Rebels of Highland Guatemala: The Quiché-Mayas of Momostenango.  (K'iche' /  Quiché)

Chiñas, Beverly. 1973, l983. The Isthmus Zapotecs:  Women's Roles in Cultural Context.

Chiñas, Beverly. 1993.  La Zandunga.  (Isthmus Zapotec)

Cohen, Jeffrey H.   Cooperation and Community    (Zapotecs, Oaxaca)

Colby, B.N. and Lore M. Colby.  l98l.  The Daykeeper: the Life and Discourse of an Ixil Diviner.   (Ixil Maya)

Colby, B.N., and P. Van den Berghe.  l969.  Ixil Country.   (Ixil Maya)

Collier, D.  l976.  Fields of Tzotzil: The Ecological Bases of Tradition in Highland Chiapas.   (Tzotzil)

Collier, Jane.  l973.  Law and Social Change in Zinacantan.   (Tzotzil)

Coyle, Philip E.  2001.  Náyari History, Politics, and Violence: From Flowers to Ash.  (Cora)

Crumrine, N. Ross.   l983.  The Mayo Indians of Sonora.  (Mayo)

Daly, John and Margarita. 1977.  Mixteco de Santa María Peñoles.   (Mixtec)

De la Fuente, Julio.  1949, 1977.  Yalalag: Una Villa Zapoteca Serrana.   (Zapotec)

De Vos, Jan  2002.  Una Tierra Para Sembrar Sueños:  Historia Reciente de la Selva Lacandona.  (Lacandón)

Diaz, May N.  l97?.  Tonala.   (Mestizo)

Dinerman, Ina R.  l974.  Los Tarascos: Campesinos y Artesanos de Michoacan 

Driver, Harold, and Wilhelmine Driver. l963. Ethnography and Acculturation

          of the Chichimeca-Jonaz of Northeast Mexico.   (Chichimeca-Jonaz)

Dow, James  1986.  The Shaman's Touch: Otomí Indian Symbolic Healing.  (Otomí)

Ducey, Michael T.  2004 A Nation of Villages:  Riot and Rebellion in the Mexican Huasteca 1750-1850.    

El Guindi, Fadwa  1987. The Myth of Ritual.  (Zapotec)

Elmendorf, Mary  1976.  Nine Mayan Women: A Village Faces Change.

Farriss, Nancy 1984.  Maya Society Under Colonial Rule.   (Yucatec)

Favre, Henri  l974.  Cambio y Continuidad entre los Mayas de los Altos de Chiapas.

Feinberg, Benjamin  2003.  The Devil's Book of Culture.   (Mazatec)

Fischer, Edward F. and Carol Hendrickson  2002.  Tecpán Guatemala:

A Modern Maya Town In Global and Local Context.   (Kaqchikel / Cakchiquel)

Flechsig, Katrin   2004.   Miniature Crafts and Their Makers:  Palm Weaving in a Mexican Town. (Mixtec)

Fontana, B.L.    Tarahumara.   (Tarahumara)

Foster, George M.  l94O.  Notes on the Popoluca of Veracruz.   (Sierra Popoluca)

Foster, George  l942.  A Primitive Mexican Economy.  (Sierra Popoluca)

Foster, George.  1948.  Empire's Children: The People of Tzintzuntzan.   (Purépecha / Mestizo)

Foster, George.  1967.     Tzintzuntzan.   (Purépecha / Mestizo )

Friedlander, Judith.  l975.  Being an Indian in Hueyapan:  A Study of Forced

          Identity in Contemporary Mexico.   (Ex-Nahuatl)

Friedrich, Paul  l97O.  Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village.   (Purépecha)

Friedrich, Paul  1986.  The Princes of Naranja.  (Purépecha)

Fromm, Erich and Michael Maccoby  l97O.  Social Character in a Mexican Village.

Gabbert, Wolfgang.  2004.  Becoming Maya:  Ethnicity and Social Inequality in Yucatan Since 1500.     (Yucatec)

Galinier, Jacques. 1987.  Pueblos de la Sierra Madre:  Etnografía de la Comunidad Otomí.  (Otomí)

Gillin, John.  l95l.  The Culture of Security in San Carlos.

Gillin, John.  l958.  San Luis Jilotepeque. 

*González, Roberto J.  2001.  Zapotec Science:  Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca

*Gossen, Gary.   l974.   Chamulas in the World of the Sun.   (Tzotzil)

Govers, Cora   2007.  Performing the Community: Representation, Ritual and Reciprocity in the Totonac Highlands of Mexico

(Modernity and Belonging) (Volume 6)    (Totonac)

Greenberg, James B.  l981.  Santiago's Sword: Chatino Peasant Religion and Economics.   (Chatino)

Greenberg, James B.  1989.  Blood Ties: Life and Violence in Rural Mexico.   (Chatino)

Grimes, Kimberly M.  1998.  Crossing Borders: Changing Social Identities in Southern Mexico.  (Oaxaca)

Guiteras-Holmes, Calixta.  1961.  Perils of the Soul: The World View of aTzotzil Indian.  (Tzotzil)

Haviland, John  l982.  Gossip, Reputation, and Knowledge in Zinacantan.   (Tzotzil)

*Hernández Castillo, R. Aída.  2001.  Histories and Stories from Chiapas:  Border Identities in Southern Mexico.  (Mam)

Hervik, Peter   2002.  Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries: Social Categories and Lived Identity in Yucatan (Yucatec)

Hill, Jane N. and Kenneth C.   1986.  Speaking Mexicano: Dynamics of Syncretic Language in Central Mexico.  (Nahuatl)

Hill, Robert and John Monaghan. 1987.  Sacapulas    (Sacapultec)

Holland, William R.  l963.  Medicina Maya en los Altos de Chiapas.   (Tzotzil)

Hunn, Eugene S.  2008.   A Zapotec Naural History.  (Zapotec)

Hunt, Eva  1977.  Transformations of the Hummingbird.   (Cuicatec, Tzotzil)

Ichon, Alain.  l973.  La Religion de los Los Totonacos de la Sierra.  I.N.I.

Ingham, John  1984.  Mary, Michael and Lucifer.    

Iwanska, Alicja.  l97l.  Purgatory and Utopia:  A Mazahua Indian Village of Mexico.

*Kearney, Michael.   l972. The Winds of Ixtepeji.    (Zapotec)

Kelley, Jane Holden. 1977 Yaqui Women: Contemporary Life Histories.(263 pp.)

Kelly, Isabel  l956.  Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz Culture and Health.

Kelly, Isabel.  l965.  Folk Practices in North Mexico:  Birth Customs, Folk Medicine, and Spiritualism in the Laguna Zone.    

Kelly, Isabel, and Angel Palerm.  l952. The Tajin Totonac: History, Subsistence, Shelter, and Technology.

*Kennedy, John G.  l978.   Tarahumara of the Sierra Madre. 

Knab, Timothy J. (ed.) 2003.   A Scattering of Jades:  Stories, Poems, and Prayers of the Aztecs.

Knab, Timothy J.   2004.  The Dialogue of Earth and Sky:  Dreams, Souls, Curing, and the Modern Aztec Underworld.

La Farge, Oliver  l947.  Santa Eulalia: The Religion of a Cuchumatan Town.  (Q'anjobal / Kanhobal)

La Farge, Oliver and Douglas Byers  l931.  The Year Bearers People.  (Jakaltek  / Jacaltec)

*D. de Landa, Yucatan Before and After the Conquest.   (Yucatec)

Leslie, Charles. l96O.  Now We are Civilized:  A Study of the World View of the Zapotec Indians of Mitla, Oaxaca.  (Zapotec)

Lewis, Oscar.  l95l.  Life in a Mexican Village.   (Nahuatl)

Lewis, Oscar   1959.  Five Families.    (Nahuatl)

Lewis, Oscar   l96O.  Tepoztlan: Village in Mexico.   (Nahuatl)

Lewis, Oscar   1961.  The Children of Sanchez.    

Lewis, Oscar   l964.  Pedro Martinez.    

Lipp, Frank  The Mixe of Oaxaca.   (Mixe)

Madsen, William.  l96O.  The Virgin's children:  Life in an Aztec Village Today.   (Nahuatl)

McBryde, F.W.   l934.  Solola, a Guatemalan Town and Cakchiquel Market-center.

*McGee, R. Jon  1990  Life, Ritual and Religion Among the Lacandón Maya.   (Lacandón)

McGee, R. Jon  2003.  Watching Lacandon Maya Lives.   (Lacandón)

McGee, William J.  1898.  The Seri Indians   (Seri)

McClusky, Laura J.  2001  Here Our Culture is Hard:  Stories of Domestic Violence From a Mayan Community in Belize.(Mopan)

Menchu, Rigoberta  1984.  I Rigoberta Menchu: an Indian woman in Guatemala.   (K'iche' /  Quiché)

Merrill, William  1988    Rarámuri Souls      (Tarahumara)

Moises, R,, Kelley, J. H. and W.C. Holden. 1971. A Yaqui life: a Personal Chronicle of a Yaqui Indian. (Yaqui)

Miller, Walter S.  1956.  Cuentos Mixes.    (Mixe)

Monaghan, John  1995.  The Covenants With Earth and Rain: Exchange: Sacrifice, and Revelation in Mixtec Sociality  (Mixtec)

Montoya Briones, Jose de Jesus.  l964.  Atla:  Etnografia de Un Pueblo Nahuatl.  (Aztec)

*Myerhoff, Barbara.  l974.  Peyote Hunt. (Huichol)

Nader, Laura.  l964.  Talea and Juquila: a Comparison of Zapotec Social Organization. (Zapotec)

*Nader, Laura 1990.  Harmony Ideology:  Justice and Control in a Zapotec Mountain Village. (Zapotec)

Nahmad, Salomon.   l965.  Los Mixes.   (Mixe)

*Nash, June.  l97O.  In the Eyes of the Ancestors. (Tzeltal)

Nash, Manning   l958.  Machine Age Maya.  

Nutini, Hugo.   l968.  San Bernardino Contla:  Marriage and Family Structure in a Tlaxcalan Municipio.   (Nahuatl)

Nutini, Hugo.  1988.  Todos Santos in Rural Tlaxcala.   (Nahuatl)

Oakes, Maud.  l951.  The Two Crosses of Todos Santos.   (Mam)

Oettinger, Marion.   1980.   Una Comunidad Tlapaneca.   (Tlapanec)

Orellana, Sandra l984.  The Tzutujil Mayas:  Continuity and Change, l25O- l63O.   (Tzutujil)

Parsons, Elsie Clews.  l936.  Mitla: Town of the Souls.    (Zapotec)

Pennington, Campbell W. l963. The Tarahumara of Mexico: Their Environment and Material Culture.   (Tarahumara)

Pennington, Campbell W.  1969.  The Tepehuan.  (Tepehuan)

*Perera, Victor and Robert D. Bruce.  l984.  The Last Lords of Palenque.   (Lacandón)

Pozas A., Ricardo.  l947.  Monografia de Chamula.   (Tzotzil)

Pozas A., Ricardo.  l962.  Juan, the Chamula.   (Tzotzil)

Ravicz, Robert.   l965.  Organización Social de los Mixtecos.   (Mixtec)

Reck, Gregory C.  l976.  In the Shadow of Tlaloc   (Nahuatl)

*Redfield, Robert.  l93O.  Tepoztlan: A Mexican Village.   (Nahuatl)

*Redfield, Robert, and A. Villa Rojas.  l934.  Chan Kom: A Maya Village   (Yucatec)

Reina, Ruben E.  l966.  The Law of the Saints:  a Pokomam Pueblo and its Community Culture.

Romanucci-Ross, Lola   1986.  Conflict, Violence and Morality in a Mexican Village.

Romney, Kimball, and Romaine Romney.   l966.  The Mixtecans of Juxtlahuaca, Mexico.   (Mixtec)

Rosenbaum, Brenda.  1993.  With Our Heads Bowed.    (Tzotzil)      

Saler, Benson.  l96O.  The Road from El Palmar:  Change, Continuity, and Conservatism in a Quiche Community.   (Quiché)

Salinas Pedraza, Jesus and H. Russell Bernard.  l982.  The Otomi:  Volume I: Geography And Fauna.

Sandstrom, Alan  1991.  Corn Is Our Blood.   (Nahuat)

*Selby, Henry  l974.  Zapotec Deviance.   (Zapotec)

Sexton, James (ed.) l981.  Son of Tecun Uman: A Maya Indian Tells His Life Story.  (Tzutuhjil)

Sexton, James  (ed.) 1985.  Campesino: The Diary of a Guatemalan Indian.    (Tzutuhil)

Sexton, James (ed.) 198  .  Ignacio.     (Tzutuhil)

Siverts, Henning.  l968.  Oxchuc.   (Tzeltal)

Spicer, E.H.   l954.  Potam, A Yaqui Village in Sonora.     (Yaqui)

Spores, Ronald  l967.  The Mixtec Kings and their People.     (Mixtec)

Spores, Ronald   l984.  The Mixtecs in Ancient and Colonial Times.     (Mixtec)

*Soustelle, Jacques  l96l.  Daily Life of the Aztecs.    (Nahuatl)

Stephen, Lynn  1991.  Zapotec women.   (Zapotec)

Sullivan, Paul. 1989.  Unfinished Conversations    (Yucatec)

Taggart, J.M.  Nahuat Myth and Social Structure.     (Nahuatl)

Tax, Sol.  l952.  Penny Capitalism:  A Guatemalan Indian Economy.   (Kaqchikel / Cakchiquel)

Tedlock, Barbara.  l992.  Time and the Highland Maya (Revised Ed.).

Thompson, J. Eric S.  l93O.  Ethnology of the Mayas of Southern and Central British Honduras.(Mopan)

Thompson,  Richard Allen.  1974.   The Winds of Tomorrow: Social Change in a Maya Town.  (Yucatec)

Tozzer, Alfred M.  l9O7.  A Comparative Study of the Mayas and the Lacandones.

Tumin, Melvin.   l946.  San Luis Jilotepeque:  A Guatemalan Village.

Turner, Paul.  l972.  The Highland Chontal.   (Tequistlatec)

Valladares, L.A.   l957.  El Hombre y el Maiz:  Etnografia e Etnopsicologia de Colotenango, Guatemala. 

Villa Rojas,  Alfonso.   l945.  The Maya of East Central Quintana Roo.    (Yucatec)

Vogt, Evon Z.  l969.  Zinacantan.   (Tzotzil)

*Vogt, Evon Z.  l97O.  The Zinacantecos of Mexico   (Tzotzil)

Vogt, Evon Z.  l976.  Tortillas for the Gods.   (Tzotzil)

Wagley, Charles.  l94l.  Economics of a Guatemalan Village. (Mam)

Wagley, Charles.  l949.  Social and Religious Life of a Guatemalan Village.   (Mam)

Warren, Kay   1978.  The Symbolism of Subordination: Indian Identity in a Guatemalan Town    

Watanabe, John  1992.  Maya Saints and Souls in a Changing World    (Mam)

Whitecotton, J.  l977.  The Zapotecs: Princes, Priests, and Peasants.    (Zapotec)

Williams Garcia, Roberto.   l963.  Los Tepehuas.    (Tepehua)

Wisdom, Charles.  l94O.  The Chorti Indians of Guatemala.   (Chortí Maya)

Yetman, David.  1988.  Where the Desert Meets the Sea.   (Seri)

Young, James   1981.  Medical Choice in a Mexican Village.  (Purépecha / Tarasco )

Zantwijk, Rudolf A.M. van.  l96O.  Los Indigenas de Milpa Alta.     (Nahua / Aztec)

Zingg, Robert M.  2004.  Huichol Mythology.