People of Pascua – Edward H. Spicer

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This book sketches the history and culture of the Tucson area Yaqui and contains case studies of a number of the informants. What constituted “Yaquiness” in Pascua was mainly a common language, a shared historical tradition, and an aberrant form of Catholic Christianity laced with Yaqui concepts. This clearly and concisely written book is very important in its own terms both as an early example of the use of life histories in ethnology and as a significant contribution to Yaqui studies.

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This book sketches the history and culture of the Tucson area Yaqui and contains case studies of a number of the informants. What constituted “Yaquiness” in Pascua was mainly a common language, a shared historical tradition, and an aberrant form of Catholic Christianity laced with Yaqui concepts. This clearly and concisely written book is very important in its own terms both as an early example of the use of life histories in ethnology and as a significant contribution to Yaqui studies.