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Title The Mexican earth / Todd Downing ; with illustrations by Howard Willard ; foreword by Wolfgang Hochbruck.
Author Downing, Todd, 1902-1974.
Publication Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
Edition Second edition.
Description xiii, 366 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Call # 972 D
Series American Indian literature and critical studies series ; v. 20
American Indian literature and critical studies series ; v. 20.
Note Originally published: New York : Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1940. With new foreword.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-340) and index.
Contents Foreword / Wolfgang Hochbruck -- I. Cactus, Orchids, Maguey -- II. Feathered Serpent -- III. The Highway of the Roses -- IV. The Yellow Beard of Pedro de Alvarado -- V. Blood on the Sun -- VI. Fiesta of the Flowers -- VII. Noche Triste -- VIII. Gold: Yellow, Green and Black -- IX. Dark Men, Dark Gods -- X. The King's Silver -- XI. Poinsettia -- XII. The Bandits of Rio Frio -- XIII. Vacilada and a Leg -- XIV. The Yellow Beard of Maximilian -- XV. Stepmother of Mexicans -- XVI. Valentina -- XVII. La Cucaracha -- XVIII. The Arm of Obregon -- XIX. Rosaries and Rifles -- XX. The Cave God of Chalma -- XXI. The Return of Quetzalcoatl -- XXII. The Marigolds of Mitla.
Summary "A Choctaw Indian himself, he [the author] identified with the Indios, and ... narrates--within the framework of a travelogue--Mexican history from an indigenous point of view."--Back cover.
Subject Downing, Todd, 1902-1974.
Indians of Mexico.
Mexico -- Description and travel.
Mexico -- History.
Addl. Title Rogers D. Spotswood collection. TxSaTAM
ISBN 0806127880 (alk. paper)
9780806127880 (alk. paper)

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 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Non-Fic  972 D    DUE 11-02-20