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Published by Dept. of Anthropology, University of Oregon in Eugene .
Written in English


  • Indians of Central America -- Rites and ceremonies.,
  • Indians of Central America -- Religion.,
  • Indian art -- Central America.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Philip Young and James Howe.
SeriesUniversity of Oregon anthropological papers -- no. 9
ContributionsYoung, Philip., Howe, James.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 141 p. :
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14085279M

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