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Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan

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Based on a thirty-year span of fieldwork in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala, Scandals in the House of Birds is a multivoiced epic of a sacred crime, and its tangled mythic, religious, and political ramifications. The Maximon, a wooden statue venerated since pre-Columbian times, is stolen from the local villagers, sent to a European museum, and finally returned decades later, largely thanks to the authors' intervention.

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Scandals in the House of Birds: Shamans and Priests on Lake Atitlan
1998, Marsilio Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568860442

Hardcover

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