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Mexican-American Folklore

By: John O. West

Price: $17.95

Publisher: August House, Inc.:

Seller ID: 830591

ISBN: 0-87483-059-1

Condition: paperback, August House, Inc.


Mexican-Americans of today are richly nourished by the folkways of three cultures-Indian, Spanish, and Mexican. This comprehensive look at the Mexican-American world includes proverbs, riddles, 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. Mexican-American Folklore draws its material from the entire American Southwest and from previous generations as well as from contemporary adaptations... View more info