Culture of Guatemala

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Great Essays

    Mayan Culture Guatemala

    • 1563 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Rush Evans ANT 324L Dr. Runggaldier 5 May 2015 Modern Political Economics and Maize Culture in Guatemala Maize in its domestic form is believed to have been born in Mexico and introduced to Guatemala at least 4,000 years ago (FAO). After its introduction, it became an integral part of ancient Maya society and daily life (FAO). In fact, it was so crucial to the ancient Maya, that the Popol Vuh maintains that maize was decided by the gods to be what people were made of (FAO). Moreover, even many modern Maya people hold the belief that it is quite literally what they are made of, referring to themselves as “people of maize” (Carlsen 2003). This idea is not far-fetched, provided that rural Guatemalans on average consume 1 lb. of corn per day, harvesting 72% of their calories from it (Isakson 2014). Even today, many indigenous Maya are known to call Guatemala “land of maize” (Isakson…

    • 1563 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I’m from Guatemala well it’s just not about that like I will be talking about my culture and food . Culture where I’m from it’s like really nice to be and have fun with friends or just family and the culture we have is like somewhat different to other countries . We have a lot of different words like all together we have twenty-one languages in Guatemala If you go up there you will like/love it . Because no matter what the people over there are really nice and will make you feel like you are…

    • 367 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Guatemala doesn’t really start until 1523. This year dates the time the spanish adventurer Pedro de Alvarado defeats the indigenous Maya and turns Guatemala into a Spanish colony. Due to earthquakes, the capital was never really made until 1776 at Guatemala City. From 1524 to 1821, Guatemala was the center of government for the captaincy general. It was an agricultural and pastoral area where Amerindian labor served a colonial landed aristocracy. The social life was dictated by the Roman…

    • 277 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    J. Alex Gutierrez Human Rights in Latin America October 19, 2015 Granito documentary Mayans Suffering Guatemala has gone through a lot of suffering in the past and it is still striving to recover. Pamela Yates, narrates about the struggles along with the help of others including Rigoberta Menchu. Granito is a documentary and more than that is a living testimony of the injustice that exists in our countries, in this case Guatemala. After watching the documentary of Granito how to capture a…

    • 822 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Guatemala Research Paper

    • 345 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Guatemala Guatemala is a Central American country south of Mexico, it is known for its steep volcanoes, ancient Mayan cities and vast rainforests. It is a national place of religion, culture and ethnology. Guatemala has a rich and distinctive culture from the many mixes of elements from Spain and the native Maya people. Their pre-columbian history, and many beauties of the land show a lot about their country. Guatemalan art is usually a mix of traditional styles with the Spanish and Catholic…

    • 345 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Mayan Struggles

    • 1321 Words
    • 6 Pages

    The Mayans are Native Americans from Guatemala. They have struggled for their survival since the Conquistadores defeated the Maya Chief Tecum Uman. Today there are about 4 million Maya. About 200,000 have migrated to the United States since 1970 for a better life. (Roger Daniels 2001) The Mayans have gone through so much trying to survive all the changes they had to overcome. One third of the highland population of Maya died in the first epidemic in 1520. The first epidemic was brought by Pedro…

    • 1321 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Guatamala doesn’t really start until 1523. This year dates the time the spanish adventurer Pedro de Alvarado defeats the indigenous Maya and turns Guatemala into a Spanish colony. Because of several earthquakes, the capital was moved several times until it became permanently established at Guatemala City in 1776. From 1524 until 1821, Guatemala (City and Province) was the center of government for the captaincy-general of Guatemala, whose jurisdiction extended from Yucatán to Panama.…

    • 261 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Guatemalan Mayan Genocide was a big problem for everyone. One would expect to only effect Guatemala and their community. That wasn't quite the problem through. It also surprisingly enough effected America also. Due to the fact that we attempted to help but it didn't quite work well. Number 1 This event took place in guatemala. Back before the Mayan Genocide most citizens in Guatemala identified as Mayan. Some would say Mayan controlled the population. Guatemala achieved independence…

    • 1228 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    Guatemala Research Paper

    • 1544 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Guatemala, which is formally named the Republic of Guatemala, is a country that lies in Central America and is bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, Belize, the Caribbean, Honduras, and El Salvador. The meaning of the name Guatemala being “land of trees,” fits perfectly seeing that the country is heavily forested and mountainous. The country of Guatemala assumes an area of 108,889 km² (42,042 sqmi) and has an estimated population of 12,701,000, which is the most populous in Central America. The…

    • 1544 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    life that my mom was never able to have. Now at the age of forty she has a mother figure with short red hair and the same beautiful tan skin. Also the three-month old is now twenty-one with a husband and children of her own. She is my older sister that made the crazy journey of coming to the United States with my mom. Back in Guatemala she and her family struggled a lot. My mom had to help her mother out a lot with chores, cooking, and running errands. She was in the third grade when things…

    • 1135 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50