By Helen Miller Bailey
All people traveling Mexico has noticeable the state Indians in the markets of the higher cities. Their ill-fitting, once-white, cotton outfits are ragged and soiled; the males have uncut hair and craggly beards and torn straw hats with excessive crowns and vast brims. The ladies wrap themselves in darkish blue shawls, the regularly occurring rebozo, and take a seat at the flooring in the marketplace streets, with their naked ft tucked lower than them. They provide a few tomatoes, or a few embroidery, or a basket of beans, or or 3 clay water jars, or a burro-load of firewood or charcoal for sale. The customer is advised that they come on foot from many miles away. other than for the diverse wares they promote, they all glance alike. Such as those are the humans of Santa Cruz Etla whilst they come to marketplace in Oaxaca City.
yet now not so at domestic in the hills. right here they are humans of nice dignity and value. they're “householders.” They name every one different through their first names preceded by means of the titles Don and Doña. Greeting each one different on the ravine trails, they shake palms all round with the inner most courtesy. everybody assumes accountability in town executive, entertains site visitors in his condo backyard with dignity, and incorporates on his affairs with the poise of a well-to-do farmer in the usa. This for 5 days of the week. Then on Saturday he takes his items to industry to get funds for his few store-bought must haves. There, in the marketplace of Oaxaca, he is abruptly a bad, ragged Indian, indistinguishable from all the opposite ragged Indians of Mexico.
Don Amado resented this and decided that his humans may still now not stay nonentities. They could have admire simply because they may turn into voters of a separate group, not only a barrio of San Pablo, a close by urban of a few three hundred souls. Having made this choice, the Sage of Santa Cruz, group chief and the in basic terms grownup in the village of thirty households who might learn, set approximately getting a constitution to supply felony prestige to Santa Cruz as a city. Seven years later, in 1930, the Mexican govt instituted a application for rural development and inadvertently helped Don Amado towards the consciousness of his dream by way of granting him permission to erect a college construction in his community.
by way of 1934 the village had outfitted itself a school-house and had its first instructor, 19-year-old Rosita. That summer time Santa Cruz Etla had an commemorated visitor — l. a. professora Americana Doña Elena who got here from Los Angeles, California, to research the sociological info of lifestyles in Santa Cruz Etla. She grew to become so deeply that she again for prolonged visits in the course of the subsequent 20 years. She got here to understand the humans of Santa Cruz Etla as participants, she shared their day-by-day lives, their hopes, and their houses. So her sociological learn is a warmly human account of the day-by-day lives and adventures of her Mexican associates who met twentieth-century academic recommendations below sixteenth-century stipulations. As but, none from Santa Cruz Etla has fulfilled on Amado's life-long dream that Santa Cruz could produce one other Benito Juarez, the Abraham Lincoln of Mexico, who started existence as an illiterate Zapotecan Indian in the hills past Santa Cruz Etla and who went on to develop into a hugely proficient legal professional and a champion of Indian rights in the days of Carlotta and Maximilian. yet who understands? Such a chief may perhaps nonetheless come from the following iteration of scholars in the institution of town of Santa Cruz Etla.
approximately the writer
Dr. Helen Miller Bailey, a local of California, was once knowledgeable at the college of California at
Berkeley and the collage of Southern California. She is now chairman of the social technological know-how application at East Los Angeles Junior university. in the course of the previous twenty-five years Dr. Bailey has traveled greatly in Mexico, primary the US, and South the US, and is co-author of Our Latin American associates, Your American govt, and Latin the US: Cultural and Political improvement, a textbook to be released by means of Prentice-Hall in 1959.
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