Ethnic Violence and Indigenous Protest the Tzeltal (Maya) Rebellion of 1712

  title={Ethnic Violence and Indigenous Protest the Tzeltal (Maya) Rebellion of 1712},
  author={Robert Wassertrom},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  pages={1 - 19}
  • Robert Wassertrom
  • Published 1 May 1980
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
Among students of Latin America, the existence of sizable Indian communities within the region has provoked a lively debate about the relationship between ethnicity and social class. Such communities have failed to become part of class society, it is often said, because they retain those customs and traditions which arose under colonialism, because in some sense they remain encapsulated to this day within the feudal social order. A few experts even claim that these customs have themselves… 
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