Dwellers of high mountains in western Mexico and pilgrims to the Wirikuta desert. They worship nature, the blue-stag, and their sacred “teacher,” the hallucinogenic cactus known as peyote.
Third gender in the Zapotec culture of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Born male, Muxes dress, live, and love as women. According to custom, they must forgo love over duty to one’s family.
Mixed-race, Spanish-speaking inhabitants of the coast of Veracruz and the basin of the Papaloapan River. Heirs to the oral and musical tradition known as Son Jarocho.
People of the cold highlands of Chiapas. Known for their resistance against colonizers, their handwoven textiles, their spiritual syncretism, and the harvesting of flowers.
Descendants of an ancient civilization, the humble Maya of today live on the savannas and jungles of the Yucatán peninsula. In spite of globalization, a deep connection with nature persists.
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