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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Sandstrom, Alan R.
Corn is our blood: culture and ethnic identity in a
contemporary Aztec Indian village
Published By: Original publisher
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1991. xxvii, 420 p.,
 p. of plates ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Alan R. Sandstrom
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Community structure (621);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Inter-ethnic relations (629);
Research and development (654);
Religious intolerance and martyrs (798);
General character of religion (771);
Political movements (668);
Real property (423);
Education system (871);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book discusses dynamics of culture and ethnic identity
among Nahua Indians who claim a direct ethnic descent from the ancient Aztecs of Mexico. It
shows that the Nahua exhibit linguistic and cultural features that distinguish them from
many other ethnic groups of modern Mexico, despite many years of Spanish conquest and a
series of government attempts to incorporate them into the dominant Mestizo culture. Based
on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, the author identifies two broad local and national
processes that accounted for this continuity. One of these concerns participation in
traditional religious ceremonies which produced ancient Aztec ideas about nature and
people. The other relates to the benefits villagers hoped to obtain in ethnicity (i.e., in
being Indian) in the context of their desire to win land claims and access government
provided social services.
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Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-401) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2008
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nahuas--Ethnic identity/Nahua mythology/Nahuas--Social life and
customs/Villages--Mexico--Veracruz-Llave (State)--Case studies/Veracruz-Llave (Mexico :
State)--Social life and customs