To the Mountain and Back

A classic anthropology study of hoe-and-machete Indians and Ladinos in Highland Guatemala, illiterate and poverty stricken yet they've learned ways of spacing births to maximize household economy. Exciting events such as Nurse Glittenberg's doing surgery on an old woman's belly whose guts were hanging out from being kicked by a cow. She also lives through witchcraft, hurricanes, and a volcanic eruption near her hut in a tiny village.
The first person account is readable, exciting, and authentic and shows the beginning stages of becoming an anthropologist. Rave reviews from students have continued over 20 years/​ {published by Waveband Press, 1994) Available on Amazon

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