Hermanitos Comanchitos: Indo-Hispanic Rituals of Captivity and Redemption

Hermanitos Comanchitos: Indo-Hispanic Rituals of Captivity and Redemption

By: E. R. Lamadrid (author)Hardback

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One of the great festival traditions shared by Pueblo and Hispano groups of the Southwest is the celebration Los Comanches. Between the end of September and mid-February, communities come alive with re-enactments of centuries-old rituals. Colourful processions, heroic historical dramas, religious morality plays, and boisterous ceremonial dancing combine to form a mixture of defiance of and tribute to the Comanches by the Pueblo and Hispano villagers. Enrique Lamadrid's and Miguel Gandert's account of Los Comanches offers a historical context and typology, but, more importantly, it includes: 'Cuerno Verde y sus hijos', the eighteenth-century victory play depicting the defeat of a Comanche chief; several nativity plays performed in different parts of New Mexico; and 'Los Comanches de la Serna', from Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. With Gandert's documentary photographs and a CD that includes performances of songs from the plays, this volume preserves one of the Southwest's least understood cultural traditions.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826328779
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780826328779
  • ISBN10: 0826328776

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