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Title Notes and other related papers pertaining to Los popolocas, [manuscript] 1905-1906 [1 of 3]
Author León, Nicolás (1859-1929)
Date
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: [1 of 3] An expanded version of the material on the Popoloca Indians presented by León in a lecture given at the Escuela de Minas on March 15, 1905, including related illustrations and research materials. León describes the etymology of the name Popoloca, the various dialects spoken by the Popolocas, and outlines on a map the area in which the Popolocas settled. The sections on Tepeaca, Tecamachalco, Tepexi, Tehuacan, Quecholac, Cozcatlan, and Cuta discuss the history, religion, ceremonies, customs, and government of these important centers of Popoloca culture. There are population statistics from the 1900 census, a description of the physionomy and structure of the Popolocas, with comparative tables of body measurements, and notes on the origens of the Popolocas. León also analyzes some native documents such as the Codex Borbonicus and the Codex Dresdensis. With the notes are related photographs and reproductions, a bibliography, and an appendix of excerpts from historical and linguistic documents, vocabulary lists, newspaper clippings, and 3 letters to León: two from Joaquín Paredes Colín (February 23 and May 10, 1905) and one from Antonio Peñafiel (March 9, 1905).
Places Tepeaca, Tehuacán, Tepexi de Rodríguez, Tecamachalco, Puebla, Mexico
Keywords language, vocabulary, history, religion, ceremony, custom, government, tribal government, population, newspaper, anthropology, Mexico, Mexican
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish
Additional Information This has accompanying documents. See VAULT Ayer MS 1118 map 1, VAULT Ayer MS 1118 map 2 and VAULT Ayer MS 1118 map 3.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1118
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue