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Mayan roots run deep. The people have kept alive those special things that make them Maya. Even though times have changed, many people carry the traditions, stories, and memories of the past into the present. Did You Know? Today, there are about 7 million Mayans living in Mexico and Central America. 28 Today, Mayan kids carry on culture and traditions. 29 “The struggle we fight purifies and shapes the future. Our history is a living history, that has throbbed, withstood and survived many centuries of sacrifice.
Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist 30 Glossary ceremony a formal event on a special occasion. civilization a well-organized and advanced society. culture (KUHL-chuhr) the arts, beliefs, and ways of life of a group of people. custom a practice that has been around a long time and is common to a group or a place. decline to slowly lose strength and value. hieroglyph (heye-uh-ruh-GLIHF) a picture that represents an idea or a sound. peninsula land that sticks out into water and is connected to a larger piece of land.
Peninsula land that sticks out into water and is connected to a larger piece of land. ritual (RIH-chuh-wuhl) a formal act or set of acts that is repeated. sacrifice a person or animal killed as an offering to please a god. tradition (truh-DIH-shuhn) a belief, a custom, or a story handed down from older people to younger people. com. These links are routinely monitored and updated to provide the most current information available. 31 Index arts and crafts 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 28 Castillo, El 19 Chichén Itzá 19, 25, 26 clothing 12, 13 32 hunting 14 language 4, 20, 21, 27, 28 Mayan Ball Game 18 Mayapán 4 Olmec 24 Copán 22 Palenque 22 Cortés, Hernán 26 pyramids 18, 19, 22, 26 farming 10, 11, 14 religion 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 25 fighting 14, 17 Spain 24, 25, 26 fishing 14 stories 17, 20, 28 food 10, 14, 15 Tikal 22, 27 homelands 6, 22 Toltec 25 homes 8, 9, 14, 17 Tum, Rigoberta Menchú 30 Maya Tieck Big Buddy Books Native Americans Maya Books in this series: Algonquin Cherokee Hopi Nez Perce Apache Cheyenne Iroquois Seminole Aztec Chumash Maya Shawnee Blackfoot Creek Navajo Sioux ISBN 978-1-62403-581-4 90000 ABDO PUBLISHING IS A DIVISION OF ABDO W W W.