Reading the History of the People:
Articles by Alfredo Martínez Maranto and Ben Vinson III
Alfred Martinez Maranto offers theories of how Africans came to the Coyolillo area as well as connections between the area and African places and practices. He details certain cultural traditions like “kidnapping” a bride and housing compounds. He also explains Carnaval traditions that reference slavery and have strong ties to Africa. He concludes by describing funeral rights.